Transcripts and audio recordings of interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by Stanford students during the summer of 1965.
Our Subject Librarians collect, curate, and maintain unique and important collections in all formats and subjects, ranging from rare books, maps, and manuscripts to web archives and data sets. Selected notable collections are highlighted here; SearchWorks contains many others.
First-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways women were seen by the reigning art establishment.
The collection contains 2500 individual paperback humor and joke books in a variety of subject areas.
Sheet music depicting African Americans, or written by African American composers.
The Alan Farley Collection consists primarily of recordings made for the radio program Book Talk on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, California.
Books from the Aldine Press, founded in 1494 by Aldus Manutius and continued by his grandson, Aldo, until his death in 1597.
Files of the organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium as well as audio and video recordings.
Miss Elsie Anderson spent seventeen years in China as a Secretary for Young Women's Christian Association of China (YWCA) 中華基督教女青年會 between 1920s-1940s.
Antiquarian maps from all over the world.
The Schmidt Collection contains primarily photocopies of original and transcribed music for lute gathered from a variety of libraries and archival repositories.
The Blanche Thebom Collection consists of scores, correspondence, publicity, production notes, and media from the mezzo-soprano's post-Met career as teacher and director.
Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector in Albany, California.
The Bob Fitch photography archive is the complete archive of activist photographer Bob Fitch of Watsonville, California.
Reports and documents from 1855 to 1893 on topics such as land use, natural resource management, health and welfare, transportation, and finance.
White perceptions of African American as portrayed in the cover illustrations of sheet music.
Chinese comic books (连环画) are a popular medium to entertain and to educate the public in China.
Searchable copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published between 1923 and 1963
The collection contains CFB Annual Reports (1868-1988) and FBPC Annual Reports (1934-1967). Archival materials detail the economies of various countries.
Includes manuscripts of musical compositions, and correspondence (1924-1973)
18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials
Denis Condon (1933-2012) trained at the Sydney Conservatory and became a music teacher and educator.
Complete texts of 100 books from the series, Secret Service, illuminate perceptions of race in turn-of-the-century America.
The collection includes 138 digitized journal issues (1972-2002) documenting the emergence of the government documents specialization within the field of librarianship.
Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.
The Donald Pippin Collection consists primarily of Pippin's English translations of opera librettos available as pdf files.
Photojournalism, fine art documentary work, and commercial photography capture the people and places of an emerging Silicon Valley.
This collection consists of over 1200 items, published roughly between 1800 and 1980. It contains 845 pamphlets, 110 journals and periodicals, and 325 books.
This collection includes original Muybridge glass plate negatives and prints, as well as modern day copy prints of his photographs.
Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.
A virtual exhibit and digital collection celebrating the centennial of the founding of "The First Hebrew City."
Includes popular sheet music, often either in manuscript or with annotations.
Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s.
MacFarland's long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought him world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals.
Books and manuscripts related to Isaac Newton and the development of the physical sciences in the 17th century.
The books in the Terman collection were left to the Engineering Library that bears his name by Dr. Terman upon his retirement.
Documents all phases of his long and influential career as an educator, electronics engineer, administrator, and author.
Includes correspondence and research notes related to Hickling's discography of Lehmann's performances.
Over 59,000 public documents and 300 publications of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on topics related to post-WWII international trade.
George Antheil was born on July 8, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied briefly with Constantin von Sternberg and Ernest Bloch.
Papers and recordings from American conductor and composer Gerhard Samuel (1924-2008), particularly from his years conducting the Oakland Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, and University of Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra.
This collection of 17th and 18th century maps depict California as an island.
Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Hanna designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
This collection contains Sydney Cowell's donations of published scores and recordings of her husband's music.
This is the collection of former Yale professor Herbert Matter, known for his films, photography, and experimental art printing.
Streaming audio and video of a variety of events and activities from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and the larger artificial intelligence community.
Papers done by Stanford undergraduates along with student papers from other institutions where Hopkins Marine Station was the study site.
Philip C. C. Huang and Kathryn Bernhardt are Professors of Chinese History at UCLA. Prof.
The Paul DeHart Hurd Collection on Science Education includes materials on the teaching of science, science education policy, curriculum, and related topics.
Two important early 20th century reports from the US Serial Set.
The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville consists of interviews conducted by Kazuko Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California.
The Jack Lund Collection contains personal papers of Jack Lund, an avid classical music collector, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and music books.
The James Schwabacher Collection consists of sound recordings, correspondence, scores, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, teaching material and other papers from San Francisco philanthropist and lyric tenor James Schwabacher.
Documents the founding and administration of Stanford University, along with her personal and social affairs.
Starting in 2014, the Japanese collection at Stanford started acquiring noteworthy movies. Currently this collection boasts over twenty recent Japanese documentaries and award-winning films.
There have been many publications related to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, but among the most poignant are the efforts of authors to explain this incident to children. Stanfor
The Japanese collection boasts a large collection of prints from the 17th through the mid-20th century.
Stanford has over 400 Japanese textbooks from the early twentieth century (and some more recent ones also!). Perform a subject search for "Stanford kyokasho collection" to review the list!
The Heifetz Collection features recordings by the violinist and a rare unpublished recording by Leopold Auer.
The collection includes correspondence (1835-1897), financial papers, musical compositions, and other papers.
The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962 by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas.
Materials pertaining to McCarthy's research and his teaching at Stanford and MIT.
This digital library contains 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of the committee from 1946 to 1977.
The Judith Rosen Collection consists of unpublished recordings of performances, lectures, and radio programs concerning classical music, focusing on twentieth century composition, as well as women musicians and composers.
The collection includes over 100 music manuscripts by Spanish composer Julio de Osma.
The Ken Ackerman Collection consists of broadcast recordings of live jazz performances from the 1950s and 60s, captured at various clubs in San Francisco, particularly Club Hangover.
Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) was known as the premier Wagnerian soprano of her time.
Eighteenth and nineteenth century books of English literature, international politics, and illustrated works.
The Kronos Quartet has donated part of its collection of chamber music to the Music Library.
The KSFO collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983.
Leigh Ortenburger was an American mountaineer and photographer. He wrote the classic mountaineering guidebook, A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range.
Materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of Stanford University.
Engravings, etchings, mezzotints, lithographs, and acquatints, circa 1600-1850.
Lucie King Harris, born in Sonoma in 1883, was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman.
The Lully Archive is a repository of primary sources on microfilm originally gathered in support of publication of the complete works of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).
Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries.
The Mario Ancona Collection includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings, and more related to Ancona's career.
Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature in Special Collections
Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Photographs of Stanford University buildings done by Baer for the architects for the University.
The MARL collection consisting of nearly 60 linear feet of materials is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics.
Letters, manuscripts and printed works by composers including Brahms, Debussy, Cimarosa, Piatti, and Franchomme.
A hidden jewel of the Japanese collection is
Research and teaching files, professional files and correspondence, audiovisual materials, professional papers, and materials documenting the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by Stanford professors John Perry and Ken Taylor.
When the government of the former Soviet Union liberalized the publishing laws in 1989, the concept of "samizdat" acquired a new meaning.
This collection from Dr. David A. Hamburg includes the documentary, Preventing Genocide, and videotaped interviews with world leaders in the prevention of mass violence.
Fuller's versatile career as an architect, lecturer, mathematician, writer, and social critic is documented extensively.
San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes, as well as San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey.
The Bonelli Collection includes letters, programs, scores, scrapbooks, recordings, posters, and news clippings.
Richard Crooks was a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Open reel tape recordings made by documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, and historian Richard Sterling Finnie.
Open reel tape recordings of the “Annals of Jazz” radio program produced and hosted by historian and educator Richard Hadlock, broadcast on KCSM, San Mateo between 1982 and 1991.
The Richard Maxfield Collection consists of electronic music written by Maxfield on open reel tape from 1959 to 1964. Some tape boxes appear annotated by the composer.
Riverwalk Jazz: Live At The Landing educated and entertained public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era.
Tenor Mario Chamlee sang at the leading opera houses in the United States and abroad. His wife Ruth was a soprano and noted singing teacher.
Samson collection of Judaica once belonging to the Jewish Community of Copenhagen, Denmark.
The East Asia Library has started to collect award-winning Japanese children’s books.
Stanford football game program covers, 1892-2013.
450 maps and 50 field notebooks survey and map parts of California, Nevada, and Utah.
More than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders.
Explores the institutional history of Stanford, with an emphasis on the tranformative post-WWII period.
Stanford has a robust manga collection boasting more than 330 titles. To review the titles, search for "Stanford manga collection."
Drawings of campus buildings and other properties owned by the university and faculty.
Audio recordings of Stanford events and activities.
Maps of campus, other lands owned by Jane and Leland Stanford or the University, and adjacent communities.
Documents academic and student life, including athletics, drama, lectures, films, musical events, organizations, dances, parties and other social events, and political activities.
Online access to selected catalogs and administrative publications of Stanford University published between 1891 and 2001.
Video recordings documenting Stanford University events, 1934- .
Stanford has a nearly 550 titles of Japanese books printed during the 18th and 19th century. To review the list of titles, perform a subject search for "Stanford hanpon collection."
Books from the collection of Stephen Prokofyevich Timoshenko (1878-1972), often referred to as the father of applied mechanics in the United States.
Papers pertain primarily to topics in physics and include notes, overhead transparencies from his lectures, reprints, articles, memos, proposals, correspondence, charts, drawings, notebooks, and au
Thirty-six digitized texts, written in French between 1716 and 1835, investigate the mysterious perimeters of knowledge beyond Locke.
Completed life history questionnaires and other materials document investigative work done in California in the 1920s.
Taube-Baron collection of Jewish studies and culture, from the library of Professor Salo Wittmayer Baron.
The Durand-Lesley propellers are the surviving artifacts of an experiment in early aviation history which defined a methodology still in use today.
Recordings of live performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution.
From 1981 to 2004, The Women's Philharmonic was a San Francisco-based professional orchestra dedicated to the promotion of women composers, conductors, and performers.
This is the personal collection of Theodore Fagan, United Nations translator, author, and music collector.
The Venezky Collection contains primers and readers published in the U.S. between the end of the eighteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century.
The William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection principally consists of commercial and unpublished recordings of the world renowned British horn player, Dennis Brain (1921-1957).
2,532 individual pieces of sheet music, sheet music lithographs, and music related broadsides from the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Professional and personal papers documenting research on transistors and electronics; genetic influences on intelligence; and science education.
The Menuhin Collection contains many test pressings of Menuhin's performances as a violin soloist.