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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(s): 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.
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

11Athletic Association Board Meeting
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
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
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
214Board of Regents
215Botanical Gardens
217Business Administration, College of
219Callaway Foundation, Fuller E.
220Campus Planning and Development
221Center for Applied Mathematics
222Cobb, Lucy (Campus Planning)
31Colleges and Universities - Other
32College Football Association
33Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
34Computer Advisory Committee, 1988
35Computer Center
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
41Equal Opportunity Employment
42Executive Committee, 1988 November 17
43Extended Hour Study Areas
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
51Inaugurations and Special Invitations, 1986-1987
52Industrial Interface Program
53Instructional Development
54International Education
55Law, School of
56Law, School of - Dean Search
57Letters of Recommendation
59Library - Robert M. "Skeet" Willingham
511NASU and LGC
512National Consortium Educational Access
513Natural Products Research Chemistry Department
515Okefenokee Research and Educational Center
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
615Research Foundation
616Research Foundation - Patrick J Joyce
617Research Foundation Financial Reports, 1986-1987
618Rusk Center
71Residency Appeals, 1985-1986
72Residency Appeals, 1986-1987
73Richard B. Russell Foundation
77Social Work, School of
78Southeastern Conference
79Stanford, Henry King Scholarship
710Statutes/ By Laws Committee University Council
712Student Activities - Hail Mary Film
713Student Affairs
81Student Affairs
82Student Athletic Fees
84Task Force on Evening Classes
85UGA Projects and Blocked Assets
86University Council
87University Center in Georgia
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
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
111Reference Material, Board of Regents
112The System Summary, 1987-1991
113Assessment Resource Book
114Administrative Procedures Manual