Stephen Henry Schneider Papers Project Underway

March 22, 2013

Processing is underway on the Stephen Henry Schneider papers in the Stanford University Archives, thanks to the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). As you’ll read, this year our focus is on science! 

The Stanford University Archives has been awarded a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), to process the papers of Stephen H. Schneider (1945-2010). Schneider was the Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Professor of Biology, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Senior Fellow in the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. Processing began this month, and the project will run for one year.

Internationally recognized for research, policy analysis and outreach in climate change, Schneider focused on climate change science, integrated assessment of ecological and economic impacts of human-induced climate change, and identifying viable climate policies and technological solutions. As one of the world's preeminent communicators of complex science, he consulted with eight US administrations and numerous national and international agencies.

Dr. Schneider was actively involved with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an initiative of the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization. After decades of work, Dr. Schneider, along with four generations of IPCC authors, received a collective Nobel Peace Prize for their joint efforts in 2007.

Leading the Schneider project is Joseph Geller. Most recently Joe has completed the two-year CLIR-funded MALDEF/CRLA Project for the manuscripts division of Special Collections.  Joe has been with Stanford since 2005, initially as a curatorial assistant for American and British Literature, followed by his work on the Hummel Family Papers project.

Larry Scott will join Joe to assist with the processing of the Schneider papers; the two have worked together previously on the Hummel papers. Over the next year they will process approximately 360 linear feet of records, which will include processing of Schneider’s born-digital files.

Joe Geller (left) & Larry Scott (right)