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Rally the Resistance Rally, 2017
Stanford Prison Experiment
Stanford University by Edward M. Farmer, 1934
Stanford family
Stanford Arts Institute
The horse in motion
Gaieties, 2008
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Stanford Powwow, 2006
Cornerstone laying, 1887
ReMix 2007
Rose Bowl--1971, Jim Plunkett
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COVID-19 Community Archiving Project

Records of your experience will support current and future students, faculty, and others who will want to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has uprooted our community and transformed our work and lives.

Stanford Letters Project

Help us transcribe Stanford history! These letters, diaries, and other materials help tell the story of Stanford.

Spotlight at Stanford: University Archives

These online exhibits showcase materials from the Stanford University Archives, including photographs, audiovisual materials, publications, and maps and architectural drawings.

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Recently processed collection materials

New collection additions available for research

December 16, 2021
by Hanna Ahn

Please pardon our radio (blog?) silence for the past several months--it’s been a whirlwind of boxes, folders, files, and finding aid updates here in University Archives! 

The Stanford Archives has been furiously processing our backlogged collection materials with the help of our new student workers for the fall quarter. Since the late summer, we have processed approximately 154.25 linear feet of archival materials. (For scale, 1 record storage carton measures 1.5 linear feet, while 1 manuscript box equals 0.5 linear feet.)

Latinaox at Stanford exhibit preview

New exhibit on the history of the Latina/o/x community at Stanford

September 20, 2021
by Mario Pamplona

The Stanford Archives is ecstatic to announce that a new Spotlight exhibit on the history of Latina/o/x community at Stanford is available for public viewing. This exhibit builds on the LibGuide published last year which identified primary and secondary sources about the history of the Chicana/o-Latina/o-Latinx community at Stanford University.

Eli Waldman

Guest Blogger: Summer Intern Eli Waldman

September 20, 2021
by Emma Frothingham

As a freshman who didn’t get to experience any Stanford campus and community life this past year, I arrived on campus in June hoping to immerse myself in everything Stanford--past and present. My internship with the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program certainly helped me accomplish this.

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