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Kennedy (Donald), President of Stanford University, Papers
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Description
Contains materials related to his time as Stanford's eighth president and vice president and provost under his predecessor President Richard W. Lyman.
Background
Kennedy, holder of three degrees from Harvard, joined Stanford's biology faculty in 1960; while on leave from 1977 to 1979 he served in Washington, D.C., as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration. Kennedy was Stanford's eighth president, serving from 1980 to 1992. Prior to taking office he was vice president and provost under his predecessor Richard W. Lyman. During his presidency, Stanford celebrated its centennial and its full emergence as a world-class university. Kennedy was at the forefront of the university's student public service initiative and efforts to renew faculty commitment to teaching. His term in office also included the university's disagreement with the federal government over reimbursement for the indirect costs of research.
Extent
340.25 Linear Feet
Restrictions
All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.
Availability
Some accessions are restricted pending further review. Please consult the University Archivist for assistance.