Henry King Stanford Interview (I)
Dr. Stanford discusses the reasons he came to the University of Miami and elaborates on his vision for the institution. You must have the 'RealPlayer' installed on your computer to play this 9.29 minute video (150kbps). RealPlayer software can be downloaded for free from the RealNetworks website.

Henry King Stanford Interview (II)
Dr. Stanford talks about the financial limitations of the University of Miami in the early 60's and describes some of the major fund raising campaigns initiated to remedy these problems. He then moves on to discuss the protest movements of the 60's and their impact on UM. Notable in this discussion are Dr. Stanford's recollection of a Vietnam protest involving 5000 students. Important names mentioned in this interview are Theadore Gibson, Roxie Boulton, Police Chief Bill Kimbro, and Miami Lawyer Harold Long. You must have the 'RealPlayer' installed on your computer to play this 21:13 minute video (150kbps). RealPlayer software can be downloaded for free from the RealNetworks website.

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Lewis S. Rosenstiel and Trustee Hank Meyer with President Stanford
In November 1968 the University of Miami received from the Rosenstiel Foundation, established by Dorothy H. and Lewis S. Rosenstiel, just over $12 million to endow the newly established School of Marine and Atmospheric Science. A year later, on November 9, the School became the Dorothy H. and Lewis Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS). On the same day, the new medical sciences building, to which the Rosenstiel Foundation had also contributed a crucial sum to complete a matching of federal funds, also received the Rosenstiel name.

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President Stanford & Family
The University’s third president, Henry King Stanford, with his wife, the former Laurie Ruth King and their children Rhoda, Lowry and Peyton (kneeling), at about the time of their arrival in Miami in 1962. Stanford received his B.A. from Emory University, an M.S. in government and management from the University of Denver, and a Ph.D. in political science and public administration from New York University.

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President Stanford & Students
President Stanford and students converse at a Forum at the Rock on May 12, 1972. Stanford led the University in the 1960s and 1970s, probably the most volatile period in university student relations. President Stanford assured both the faculty and the students that he would maintain an open door policy.

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President Stanford with Medical School Deans
Dr. Henry King Stanford posed with deans of the School of Medicine who had served from the formation of the School in 1952 until the mid-1970s. They are, from left to right: Dr. E.M. Papper, Dr. Homer F. Marsh, President Stanford, Dr. Robert J. Spicer, and Dr. Robert B. Lawson.

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Rafael and Victor Belaunde Are Honored by the University, 1966.
In 1966, Dr. and Mrs. Rafael Belaunde join Ruth and Henry Stanford at a dinner honoring Dr. Belaunde and his brother Victor, founders of the Pan American Institute (1927).

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The "Rat" Opens
In February 1973, President Stanford and Margaret Gautier toast the opening of the Rathskellar ("The Rat"). The University of Miami did not allow the consumption of alcohol on campus until 1971. The trustees had approved the use of alcoholic beverages by persons over 18 in the public areas of the Student Union, the residence halls, fraternity houses, and public buildings at registered social functions. After several years of appeal, Coral Gables agreed that beer might be served, and the Rathskeller opened on December 18, 1972. The building was named for the late Charles A. Gautier, trustee and chairman of the Committee on Student Affairs of the Board of Trustees.

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Tower Dormitories across Lake Osceola
These four tower buildings were constructed in the late 1960s when the University realized the need for dormitory rooms to house the student population. The first two buildings were built in 1967 and were initially known as the 960 dorms because they could hold 960 students each. They were later renamed the Walsh and Rosborough towers. In the mid-1980s the buildings underwent renovation and were rededicated as the Henry King Stanford Residential College, named for the University's third president. The second set, originally know as the 1968 East and West Towers for their year of construction, became the McDonald and Pentland residence halls in 1984, the first residential college in the southeastern U.S. In 1986 they were rededicated and named the Hecht Residential College in honor of Florence Ruth Hecht.