Stanley K. Sheinbaum Collection Now Available for Research

Photo of Stanley K. Sheinbaum

 The Stanley K. Sheinbaum Collection is now available for research in the Department of Special Collections. Sheinbaum has been at the center of a number of high profile issues over the years and has left an enduring legacy on the late 20th century political landscape. Notably, he served as Commissioner then President of the Board of Police Commissioners in Los Angeles at the time of the LA riots and forced reform on the LAPD. From 1971 to 1973 he organized the Pentagon Papers–Daniel Ellsberg defense team while earlier, he was coordinator of the Michigan State University–Vietnam Project in the mid-latter 1950s (during which he discovered and revealed that the CIA had secretly infiltrated the project staff). He also was a senior fellow with the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and ran for Congress from Santa Barbara in 1966 and 1968 on an anti-war platform. From 1977 to 1989 he was a UC Regent, at a time when a major consideration was the role of the University of California in the management of the Livermore and Los Alamos laboratories, and the relationship between academia and the development of nuclear weapons. Over 400 linear feet of files contains important documentation on these and other foreign policy, political and economic issues. A guide to the collection is available on the Online Archive of California (OAC) here.