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Richard W. Lyman, president of Stanford University, papers, 1965-1981.

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Author/Creator:
Lyman, Richard W.
Language:
English.
Earliest date:
1965
Latest date:
1981
Format:
  • Manuscript/Archive
  • 365 linear feet
Access:
Restricted access: researchers must consult with the University Archivist before using.
Summary:
Records from his term as President of Stanford University, along with the records of the Provost. Some of the records were generated by the previous administration of Kenneth Pitzer.
Source:
Administrative transfers.
Note:
Richard Lyman was Stanford's seventh president, serving from September 1970 to the summer of 1980. He first came to Stanford in 1958 to teach in the history department; he served as vice president and provost from 1967 to 1970. Under Lyman's leadership, the university first embarked on rigorous cost control and budget-cutting programs, and then on the ambitious "Campaign for Stanford" to raise $300 million. The successful five-year drive raised $132 million for the university's endowment and additional funds for buildings, endowed chairs and student financial aid. Lyman's tenure also saw an increase in the numbers and influence of women and members of ethnic minorities as faculty and students. During the summer of 1980, Lyman left Stanford to become president of the Rockefeller Foundation.
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