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Henry King Stanford papers

Henry King Stanford papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Henry King Stanford papers
Creator: Stanford, Henry King, 1916-2009
Inclusive Dates: 1983-1991
Language: English
Extent: 11 Linear Feet (11 boxes)
Collection Number: UA97-102
Repository: University of Georgia Archives

Collection Description

Historical Note

Henry King Stanford served as Interim President of the University of Georgia from 1986 through 1987, coming to the University's assistance in an hour of need as it sought a new permanent President.

Dr. Stanford was born on April 22, 1916, in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his B.A. from Emory University in 1936, and a later M.A. from the same institution, as well as an M.S. from the University of Denver and his PhD from New York University.

Stanford taught at the Emory campus in Valdosta for a couple of years and went to Georgia Southwestern College in Americus in 1948 to serve as President. In 1950, Stanford was named director of the University Center in Georgia, and in 1953, he became President of the Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville. Stanford moved to Alabama in 1957 to become President of Birmingham-Southern College and had a run-in with "Bull" Connor over the integration question before he left to accept the President's post at the University of Miami (Florida). He served there as President until his retirement in 1981 when he returned to Americus. When the Regents asked if he would serve the University of Georgia in its hour of need, the 70-year old dynamo affirmed that he would, and he served for a year as interim President at UGA. In the 20+ years following leaving that post, he remained busy with numerous speaking engagements, prolific writing, consulting and advisory work, and the odd trip to the Nepalese Himalaya to climb on the lower reaches of Mt. Everest.

Henry King Stanford, after a long, productive, and adventurous life, died on January 1, 2009.

Dr. Stanford agreed to helm the University until a permanent president could be chosen. He was chiefly responsible for stabilizing the image of the University with a restless public and with ensuring that state and private fiscal support did not erode during the period when the University was seeking a permanent President and a new direction. The Butts-Mehre Athletic Heritage Hall was completed during his tenure as President, in 1987.

Scope and Content

This collection represents the scope of the duties for Interim President Stanford during his tenure at the University of Georgia. Topics include: the UGA President's role as Chair of the UGA Athletic Association; the selection and inauguration of Stanford's successor and the search for a new Dean for the University's School of Law; correspondence with University Vice Presidents; and the interactions between UGA and the State University System.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Henry King Stanford papers, UA97-102, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.


Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Administrative records.
College presidents -- Georgia.
Correspondence.
Universities and colleges -- Georgia -- Administration.
University System of Georgia
University of Georgia
University of Georgia. Athletic Association
University of Georgia. School of Law
University of Georgia. Senior Vice President and Provost. Academic Affairs

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

 
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11Athletic Association Board Meeting
 
12Admissions
 
13Advanced Computational Methods Center
 
14Agricultural Experiment Stations
 
15Agricultural Extension Service
 
16Agriculture, College of
 
17Agriculture - Horse Center
 
18American Council on Education
 
19Annual Leave
 
110Appeals UGA Grievance Panel
 
111Applications
 
112Arts and Sciences, College of
 
113Arts and Sciences - Genetics
 
114Arts and Sciences - History
 
115Arts and Sciences - Music
 
116Arts and Sciences - Philosophy and Religion
 
117Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
 
118Athletic Association
 
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21Athletic Association FY 85-86, 1986 January-June
 
22Athletic Association FY 86-87, 1986 July-December
 
23Athletic Association FY 86-87, 1987 January-June
 
24Athletic Association Executive Committee Meetings, 1986-1987
 
25Athletic Association Financial Reports, 1986-1987
 
26Athletic Association Meetings, 1988
 
27Athletic Association - Open Records Act, 1986
 
28Athletic Board
 
29Athletic Group, 1988
 
210Athletic Trademarks and Services, 1983
 
211Athletics - women's
 
212Biomedical Research Facility, 1988
 
213Biotechnology
 
214Board of Regents
 
215Botanical Gardens
 
216Budgets
 
217Business Administration, College of
 
218Cait
 
219Callaway Foundation, Fuller E.
 
220Campus Planning and Development
 
221Center for Applied Mathematics
 
222Cobb, Lucy (Campus Planning)
 
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31Colleges and Universities - Other
 
32College Football Association
 
33Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
 
34Computer Advisory Committee, 1988
 
35Computer Center
 
36Confidential
 
37Consulting Policies
 
38Continuing Education
 
39Contracts, 1984-1985
 
310Contracts and Grants
 
311Dean's Meeting - Charles B. Knapp, 1986-1987
 
312Ecology, Institute of
 
313Education, College of
 
314EEOC Office, 1987-1988
 
315Eminent Scholars
 
316Environmental Design, School of
 
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41Equal Opportunity Employment
 
42Executive Committee, 1988 November 17
 
43Extended Hour Study Areas
 
44Facilities
 
45Fact Book Distribution
 
46Forest Resources, School of
 
47General Assembly, 1987
 
48Georgia Museum of Art
 
49Georgia Museum of Science and Industry
 
410Georgia Review
 
411Government - Institute of
 
412Graduate School
 
413Grievance Procedures, 1986-1987
 
414Hardin - Oconee River Project, 1986
 
415Harris, Governor
 
416Hawksworth, Kris, 1986
 
417Higher Education, Institute of
 
418Home Economics, College of
 
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51Inaugurations and Special Invitations, 1986-1987
 
52Industrial Interface Program
 
53Instructional Development
 
54International Education
 
55Law, School of
 
56Law, School of - Dean Search
 
57Letters of Recommendation
 
58Libraries
 
59Library - Robert M. "Skeet" Willingham
 
510Memberships
 
511NASU and LGC
 
512National Consortium Educational Access
 
513Natural Products Research Chemistry Department
 
514NCAA
 
515Okefenokee Research and Educational Center
 
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61Payrolls, 1984-1985
 
62Payrolls, 1985-1986
 
63Payrolls, 1986-1987
 
64Peabody Board
 
65Personnel Services Division
 
66Pharmacy, College of, 1988
 
67Pharmacy, College of
 
68President's Club
 
69President's Home
 
610President's Office
 
611Public Information
 
612Public Safety
 
613Queries
 
614Registrar
 
615Research Foundation
 
616Research Foundation - Patrick J Joyce
 
617Research Foundation Financial Reports, 1986-1987
 
618Rusk Center
 
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71Residency Appeals, 1985-1986
 
72Residency Appeals, 1986-1987
 
73Richard B. Russell Foundation
 
74ROTC
 
75SACS
 
76Scholarships
 
77Social Work, School of
 
78Southeastern Conference
 
79Stanford, Henry King Scholarship
 
710Statutes/ By Laws Committee University Council
 
711SREB
 
712Student Activities - Hail Mary Film
 
713Student Affairs
 
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81Student Affairs
 
82Student Athletic Fees
 
83Surveys
 
84Task Force on Evening Classes
 
85UGA Projects and Blocked Assets
 
86University Council
 
87University Center in Georgia
 
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91Veterinary Medicine, College of
 
92Vice President for Academic Affairs, 1987-1988
 
93Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
94Vice President for Academic Affairs
 
95Vice President for Business and Finance
 
96Vice President for Research
 
97Washington Council
 
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101University Foundation
 
102University Foundation Fund Raising Council
 
103University Foundation Trustees Meeting Sea Island, 1987 May
 
104University Foundation Trustees, 1986
 
105University Foundation Trustees, 1987-1988
 
106University Center, 1987-1988
 
107University Council Actions
 
108University Press
 
109University System
 
1010University System - Chancellor H. Dean Propst, 1986-1987
 
1011University System Committees
 
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111Reference Material, Board of Regents
 
112The System Summary, 1987-1991
 
113Assessment Resource Book
 
114Administrative Procedures Manual