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Stanford history


Special Collections, Barchas Room

Acquires and preserves manuscripts, rare books, and university archives.

Course guides

Course number Term Guide Instructor
FEMST 109 Spring 2013 Looking Back, Moving Forward: Raising Critical Awareness in Gender and Sports Myers, K.

Notable collections

Stanford family

More than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders.

This collection includes original Muybridge glass plate negatives and prints, as well as modern day copy prints of his photographs.

Frank Lloyd Wright

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.

Jane Stanford

Documents the founding and administration of Stanford University, along with her personal and social affairs.

Leland Stanford, 1824-1893.

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.

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

Jing Lyman

Explores the institutional history of Stanford, with an emphasis on the tranformative post-WWII period.

Frederick Emmons Terman

Documents all phases of his long and influential career as an educator, electronics engineer, administrator, and author.

Jim McRae and KZSU Project South volunteers, 1965

Transcripts and audio recordings of interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by Stanford students during the summer of 1965.

Law School

Photographs of Stanford University buildings done by Baer for the architects for the University.

John McCarthy

Materials pertaining to McCarthy's research and his teaching at Stanford and MIT.

Maps of campus, other lands owned by Jane and Leland Stanford or the University, and adjacent communities.


Drawings of campus buildings and other properties owned by the university and faculty.

Bruce Connor, Three Films

Documents academic and student life, including athletics, drama, lectures, films, musical events, organizations, dances, parties and other social events, and political activities.

1971 Rose Bowl program

Stanford football game program covers, 1892-2013.

Campus planning

Audio recordings of Stanford events and activities.

Television in classrooms

Video recordings documenting Stanford University events, 1934- .

Steven Chu, professor of physics, in laser lab.

Papers pertain primarily to topics in physics and include notes, overhead transparencies from his lectures, reprints, articles, memos, proposals, c

Subject Librarians

Assistant University Archivist
(650) 497-6489
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Daniel Hartwig
University Archivist
(650) 725-1161
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