Ivan Stone papers
Scope and Contents
This collection is divided into two series: 1. Dean of the College, 2. Personal Papers.
Series 1 makes up the vast majority of this collection, and contains copies of correspondence and meeting minutes given to or written by Ivan Stone in his capacity as Dean of the College where he participated on numerous committees and councils. Indeed, many documents precede or follow his tenure as Dean from 1951-1964. Notable committees include Academic Performance Committee, Administration Committee and Curriculum Committee. Stone spent most of his years as Dean of the College under President Miller Upton, so there are many documents pertaining to the Beloit Plan.
The folders in Series 2 hold correspondence, news articles, and other documents during his time as a Beloit College faculty member, during his extra-curricular activities such as international committee work and travel. There are also photographs and publications written by Stone, and correspondence and other biographical materials for his wife, Janice Stone.
- 1925-1994, bulk 1951-1970
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research; however, certain materials are fragile and require Archives staff for handling, or use may be restricted altogether. Other documents are marked "Confidential" and the Archives must grant permission before use.
Biographical / Historical
Ivan Stone was born on October 3, 1899 in Hardy, Nebraska. He joined the Beloit College faculty in 1930, and became Chairman of the Department of Government in 1937. In 1951 he became the Dean of the College, a position he held until 1964 when he stepped down to become the first director of the newly rededicated Holman D. Pettibone Center for the Study of World Affairs. He retired from Beloit College in 1970, and died August 25, 1971.
A more detailed biography can be found on the Beloit College Archives website.
4.76 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
Language of Materials
Ivan McKinley Stone was first hired at Beloit College in 1930 as a professor of Government. He served Dean of the College from 1951-1964, after which he became the first director of the World Affairs Center until his retirement in 1970. The vast majority of this collection is comprised of copies of correspondence and meeting minutes given to or written by Ivan Stone in his capacity as Dean of the College. There are many documents pertaining to the Beloit Plan. His personal papers include correspondence, biographical materials, news articles, photographs, publications, and other documents created during his time as a Beloit College faculty member and during his extra-curricular activities such as international committee work and travel. There are also materials for his wife, Janice Stone.
- Ivan Stone papers
- Michelle Tom
- March, 2013
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