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Manuscripts and archives


Special Collections, Barchas Room

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

Topic guides

Guide Created by Last Updated Subject tag
Stanford University athletics James R. Jacobs 2014-05-01 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Stanford University architecture Daniel Hartwig 2014-05-01 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Jewish Studies resources Anna M Levia 2015-03-17 Images, Manuscripts and archives, Rare books, History, Language and linguistics, Religious studies, Jewish studies, Hebraica, Judaica
History of the arts at Stanford Daniel Hartwig 2014-01-01 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Stanford University oral history Daniel Hartwig 2016-02-09 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Visual History Archive: Testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses Anna M Levia 2015-09-28 Manuscripts and archives, History, African history, Chinese studies, East Asian studies, Jewish studies
Muybridge (Eadweard) 2015-03-13 Photography, Images, Manuscripts and archives, American history, Stanford history
Find Special Collections materials 2013-05-07 General reference, Manuscripts and archives, Rare books
Stanford family genealogy Daniel Hartwig 2014-03-04 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Lathrop family genealogy Daniel Hartwig 2013-05-30 Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
Find info about Stanford people Daniel Hartwig 2013-08-31 General reference, Manuscripts and archives, Stanford history
African-American students at Stanford University Josh Schneider 2014-05-01 Manuscripts and archives, African American studies, Stanford history, Race and ethnicity studies

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

Nemo, King of the Tramps

Complete texts of 100 books from the series, Secret Service, illuminate perceptions of race in turn-of-the-century America.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Fuller's versatile career as an architect, lecturer, mathematician, writer, and social critic is documented extensively.

Gaetano Donizetti. Excerpt from Betly (La capanna svizzera). Original manuscript. 1836. MLM 264

Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.

Detail from engraving by P. Mignard.  In Lully, homme d'affaires, propriétaire et musicien : notes et croquis à propos de son hôtel de la rue Sainte-Anne et de son mausolée aux / Radet (1891)

The Lully Archive is a repository of primary sources on microfilm originally gathered in support of publication of the complete works of Jean-Bapti

Detail from Danza Tropical (1922)

The collection includes over 100 music manuscripts by Spanish composer Julio de Osma.

Antheil's signature

George Antheil was born on July 8, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied briefly with Constantin von Sternberg and Ernest Bloch.

Florence Underwood

Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s.

John Perry & Ken Taylor

Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by Stanford professors John Perry and Ken Taylor.

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.

William Shockley

Professional and personal papers documenting research on transistors and electronics; genetic influences on intelligence; and science education.

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.

Philip G. Zimbardo

Research and teaching files, professional files and correspondence, audiovisual materials, professional papers, and materials documenting the Stanford Prison Experiment.

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

Computer science professor Donald E. Knuth at the Gates Center.

Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.

Subject Librarians

Malgorzata Schaefer
(650) 384-5028
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Daniel Hartwig
University Archivist
(650) 725-1161
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Assistant University Archivist
(650) 497-6489
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