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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation note
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Contents note
  • 2016 Incremental Materials Arrangement Statement

  • Title: Henry S. Rowen papers
    Date (inclusive): 1955-2015
    Collection Number: 2010C6
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 91 manuscript boxes, 2 oversize boxes (40.3 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches and writings, notes, reports, memoranda, meeting materials, studies, printed matter, photographs, and videorecordings relating to American economic and foreign policy, defenses and military policy, arms control, oil and nuclear energy sources, peaceful nuclear excavation, and the Persian Gulf War.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Rowen, Henry S.


    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Materials were acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 2010, with a large increment received in 2016.

    Preferred Citation note

    [Identification of item], Henry S. Rowen papers, [Box number], Hoover Institution Archives.


    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at "http://searchworks.stanford.edu/" . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    Henry S. Rowen was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, a professor of public policy and management emeritus at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and a senior fellow emeritus at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
    Rowen was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 11, 1925, and completed a bachelors degree in industrial management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then completed a masters degree in economics at Oxford University in 1955. Rowen was Assistant Director of the U. S. Bureau of the Budget from 1965 to 1966, then president of the RAND Corporation from 1967 to 1972. He was chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983.
    Rowen was Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs in the U. S. Department of Defense from 1989 to 1991, and from 2001 to 2004 he served on the Secretary of Defense Policy Advisory Board. In 2004 and 2005, he served on the Presidential Commission on the Intelligence of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction. Rowen was an expert on international security, public policy, economic development, and high-tech industries in the United States and Asia. Rowen passed away in California on November 12, 2015.

    Scope and Contents note

    The initial acquisition (Boxes 1-4) consists of correspondence, writings, notes, and reports created by Henry S. Rowen, with additional reports, studies, and printed matter relating to peaceful uses of nuclear energy and particularly to nuclear excavation. Most of the materials were created between 1970 and 1975, some of which were created directly for the International Atomic Energy Agency conference of 1975.
    Incremental material received in 2016 (Boxes 5-89) is comprised of reports, studies, clippings, and printed matter related to Rowen's work with the Department of Defense and Soviet Union relations, as well as his work at Stanford University, the Hoover Institution, and the Asia-Pacific Research Center focused on public policy and economics. Also includes biographical material, correspondence, photographs, videorecordings, and memorabilia.

    2016 Incremental Materials Arrangement Statement

    Materials are arranged chronologically, as per Rowen's original order. Due to overlap between Rowen's work in academic and government settings, materials have been separated into career files to facilitate access. Materials related to government agencies, international politics, defense, and nuclear technology have been included in the Department of Defense series. Materials related to Stanford University, the Hoover Institution, the Asia-Pacific Research Center, public policy, and economics have been included in the Stanford series.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States--Foreign relations.
    United States--Economic policy.
    United States--Defenses.
    United States--Military policy.
    Nuclear weapons.
    Energy policy--United States.
    Petroleum industry and trade.
    Nuclear energy.
    Persian Gulf War, 1991.
    Nuclear excavation.