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Guide to the Robert W. Beyers Papers
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Description
These files were maintained by Robert W. Beyers and kept separate from the general files of the News Service, although they relate primarily to his work as director of the News Service. The files include correspondence, press releases, copies of university correspondence and memos, ephemera, articles, and clippings. Subjects include public perception of Stanford (1972), reactions to articles in the CAMPUS REPORT (1968-89), the Vietnam War and anti-war protest, H. Bruce Franklin, the ASSU and social regulations for women students (1965-66), John Voevodsky (inventor and entrepreneur), the proposed Reagan Library at Stanford, Donald Kennedy, and indirect cost recovery at Stanford. Among the ASSU files is a copy of the results from a 1965 questionnaire of women students and a transcript of a KZSU program "The Seventy Third Year" broadcast on May 30, 1965 featuring interviews with Richard E. Guggenhime, Phillip H. Rhinelander, and Scott McBride regarding the 1964-65 academic year. The "Comments 1988-89" files include notes and letters on the controversy over a speech by George Shultz.
Background
Robert W. Beyers, known for his candid reporting, directed the Stanford News Service from 1961 to 1990. Educated at Cornell University, he was a journalist and public relations director before joining the University of Michigan News Service. He came to Stanford in 1961 with his Michigan mentor, Lyle Nelson; together they created the STANFORD OBSERVER, a monthly publication for alumni, and the CAMPUS REPORT, a weekly internal newspaper. Beyers was awarded the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional service to the university in 1983. He died in October 2002.
Extent
11 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 94304-6064. 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/depts/spc/pubserv/permissions.html.
Availability
This collection is open for research.