The papers include original manuscripts and notes of many publications, 1961-1975, as well as files from the major task
forces and commissions on which Gardner served, 1962-1982. There is considerable material from the National Urban
Coalition including correspondence with national statesmen and political and economic leaders, board meeting files,
reports and publications, 1968-1970.
Served as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1965 to 1968, and subsequently became chairman of the
National Urban Coalition. He founded the organizations Common Cause and Independent Sector. He is the author of
several books on education and leadership. In 1964, Professor Gardner was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
He is currently a professor in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
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