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  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Title: Alexander L. Fetter papers
    creator: Fetter, Alexander L.
    Identifier/Call Number: SC0567
    Physical Description: 19.5 Linear Feet 22 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1971-2014

    Scope and Content

    These papers concern his professional activities and his administrative duties at Stanford, 1971-1991. Included are correspondence, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, and articles. In addition to the physics department, several committees are represented, including the Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aids and the Graduate Study Committee.


    Alexander Fetter, theoretical physicist, joined the Stanford faculty in 1965. He received his B.A. at Williams College, 1958, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford where he won the Scott Prize in Physics in 1960, and received his Ph.D. at Harvard in 1963. At Stanford, he has also served as associated dean of undergraduate studies, 1977-80, head of the Faculty Senate, 1982-83, and Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences, 1990-93. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1994. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    Preferred Citation:

    [Identification of item], Alexander L. Fetter Papers (SC0567), Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.


    Gift of Alexander L. Fetter, 1999-2016.

    Publication Rights

    Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

    Conditions Governing Access

    Box 5 in Series 2014-131 is restricted for 75 years from date of creation. The materials are otherwise open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Physics -- Study and teaching.
    Walecka, John Dirk
    Fetter, Alexander L.
    McCormack, Percival D.
    Stanford University. Department of Physics
    Hallock, Robert Bruce.
    Hess, George Burns.
    Campbell, Laurence J. (Laurence Joseph)
    Cole, Milton W.
    Chiao, Raymond Y.