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Finding Aid for The Henry King Stanford Papers c. 1983-1991 RG 1

11 Boxes: 11 Linear Ft.

Accession: UGA 97-102

Henry King Stanford

Henry King Stanford

Creator 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 we 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/Organizational Note:

This accession of eleven boxes was received by University Archives on July 29, 1994, part of a series of presidential records retired by incoming UGA President Charles B. Knapp. They retain the same essential organizational scheme as that used in the Frederick C. Davison papers (UGA 09-101), and represent the scope of the duties for Interim President Stanford during his tenure at the University of Georgia.

The files include series in the following areas:

  1. Athletic Association and Board, 1985-1988 (UGA 97-102:1-2):The UGA President’s role as Chair of the UGA Athletic Association is represented in this file series.
  2. Selection of Next UGA President/Law Dean (UGA 97-102:3 & 5): Materials relative to the selection and inauguration of Stanford’s successor can be found at various places in the broader administrative subject file, as can the search for a new Dean for the University’s School of Law.
  3. Correspondence with University Vice Presidents, 1986-1988 (UGA 97-102:9): This series consists of upper echelon administrative correspondence between Stanford and his Vice Presidents.
  4. University Foundation Papers, 1986-1988 (UGA 97-102:10): This function of the UGA President’s duties is represented in this brief series.
  5. University System/Board of Regents, 1986-1991 (UGA 87-102:10-11): Interactions between UGA and the State University System are monitored in this series.

Preliminary Inventory, October, 1996 (Angela Wilkes, Brandy Savarese, Gilbert Head) Edit. 3/23/09

UGA 97-102: 1

  • AA Board Meeting
  • Admissions
  • Advanced Computational Methods Center
  • Agricultural Experiment Stations
  • Agricultural Extension Service
  • Agriculture, College of
  • Agriculture - Horse Center
  • American Council on Education
  • Annual Leave
  • Appeals UGA Grievance Panel
  • Applications
  • Arts and Sciences, College of
  • Arts and Sciences - Genetics
  • Arts and Sciences - History
  • Arts and Sciences - Music
  • Arts and Sciences - Philosophy and Religion
  • Athens Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Athletic Association

UGA 97-102: 2

  • Athletic Association FY 85-86 January - June 1986
  • Athletic Association FY 86-87 July - December 1986
  • Athletic Association FY 86-87 January - June 1987
  • Athletic Association Executive Committee Meetings 1986-1987
  • Athletic Association Financial Reports 1986-1987
  • Athletic Association Meetings 1988
  • Athletic Association - Open Records Act 1986
  • Athletic Board
  • Athletic Group 1988
  • Athletic Trademarks and Services 1983
  • Athletics - women's
  • Biomedical Research Facility 1988
  • Biotechnology
  • Board of Regents
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Budgets
  • Business Administration, College of
  • Cait
  • Callaway Foundation, Fuller E.
  • Campus Planning and Development
  • Center for Applied Mathematics
  • Cobb, Lucy (Campus Planning)

UGA 97-102: 3

  • Colleges and Universities - Other
  • College Football Association
  • Complex Carbohydrate Research Center
  • Computer Advisory Committee 1988
  • Computer Center
  • Confidential
  • Consulting Policies
  • Continuing Education
  • Contracts 1984-1985
  • Contracts and Grants
  • Dean's Meeting - Charles B. Knapp 1986-1987
  • Ecology, Institute of
  • Education, College of
  • EEOC Office 1987-1988
  • Eminent Scholars
  • Environmental Design, School of

UGA 97-102: 4

  • Equal Opportunity Employment
  • Executive Committee November 17, 1988
  • Extended Hour Study Areas
  • Facilities
  • Fact Book Distribution
  • Forest Resources, School of
  • General Assembly 1987
  • Georgia Museum of Art
  • Georgia Museum of Science and Industry
  • Georgia Review
  • Government - Institute of
  • Graduate School
  • Grievance Procedures 1986-1987
  • Hardin - Oconee River Project 1986
  • Harris, Governor
  • Hawksworth, Kris 1986
  • Higher Education, Institute of
  • Home Economics, College of

UGA 97-102: 5

  • Inaugurations and Special Invitations 1986-1987
  • Industrial Interface Program
  • Instructional Development
  • International Education
  • Law, School of
  • Law, School of - Dean Search
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Libraries
  • Library - Robert M. "Skeet" Willingham
  • Memberships
  • NASU and LGC
  • National Consortium Educational Access
  • Natural Products Research Chemistry Department
  • NCAA
  • Okefenokee Research and Educational Center

UGA 97-102: 6

  • Payrolls 1984-85
  • Payrolls 1985-86
  • Payrolls 1986-87
  • Peabody Board
  • Personnel Services Division
  • Pharmacy, College of 1988
  • Pharmacy, College of
  • President's Club
  • President's Home
  • President's Office
  • Public Information
  • Public Safety
  • Queries
  • Registrar
  • Research Foundation
  • Research Foundation - Patrick J Joyce
  • Research Foundation Financial Reports 1986-1987
  • Rusk Center

UGA 97-102: 7

  • Residency Appeals 1985-1986
  • Residency Appeals 1986-87
  • Richard B. Russell Foundation
  • ROTC
  • SACS
  • Scholarships
  • Social Work, School of
  • Southeastern Conference
  • Stanford, Henry King Scholarship
  • Statutes/ By Laws Committee University Council
  • SREB
  • Student Activities - Hail Mary Film
  • Student Affairs

UGA 97-102: 8

  • Student Affairs
  • Student Athletic Fees
  • Surveys
  • Task Force on Evening Classes
  • UGA Projects and Blocked Assets
  • University Council
  • University Center in Georgia

UGA 97-102: 9

  • Veterinary Medicine, College of
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs 1987-1988
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • Vice President for Business and Finance
  • Vice President for Research
  • Washington Council

UGA 97-102: 10

  • University Foundation
  • University Foundation Fund Raising Council
  • University Foundation Trustees Meeting Sea Island May 1987
  • University Foundation Trustees 1986
  • University Foundation Trustees 1987-1988
  • University Center 1987-1988
  • University Council Actions
  • University Press
  • University System
  • University System - Chancellor H. Dean Propst 1986-1987
  • University System Committees

UGA 97-102: 11

  • Reference Material, Board of Regents
  • The System Summary 1987-1991
  • Assessment Resource Book
  • Administrative Procedures Manual