Complete texts of 100 books from the series, Secret Service, illuminate perceptions of race in turn-of-the-century America.
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. The collections are international in scope and increasing numbers of these rare materials are available online. Selected notable collections are highlighted here; SearchWorks contains many others.
Recordings of live performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution.
Thirty-six digitized texts, written in French between 1716 and 1835, investigate the mysterious perimeters of knowledge beyond Locke.
First-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways women were seen by the reigning art establishment.
Photojournalism, fine art documentary work, and commercial photography capture the people and places of an emerging Silicon Valley.
Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.
This is the collection of former Yale professor Herbert Matter, known for his films, photography, and experimental art printing.
Engravings, etchings, mezzotints, lithographs, and acquatints, circa 1600-1850.
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The Heifetz Collection features recordings by the violinist and a rare unpublished recording by Leopold Auer.
The Menuhin Collection contains many test pressings of Menuhin's performances as a violin soloist.
The Mario Ancona Collection includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings, and more related to Ancona's career.
The Bonelli Collection includes letters, programs, scores, scrapbooks, recordings, posters, and news clippings.
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.
Richard Crooks was a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Company.
This is the personal collection of Theodore Fagan, United Nations translator, author, and music collector.
Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) was known as the premier Wagnerian soprano of her time.
Open reel tape recordings made by documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, and historian Richard Sterling Finnie.
Includes correspondence and research notes related to Hickling's discography of Lehmann performances.
The Kronos Quartet has donated part of its collection of chamber music to the Music Library.
This collection contains Sydney Cowell's donations of published scores and recordings of her husband's music.
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.
The Schmidt Collection contains primarily photocopies of original and transcribed music for lute gathered from a variety of libraries and archival
The collection includes over 100 music manuscripts by Spanish composer Julio de Osma.
George Antheil was born on July 8, 1900 in Trenton, New Jersey. He studied briefly with Constantin von Sternberg and Ernest Bloch.
Lucie King Harris, born in Sonoma in 1883, was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman.
Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s.
Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector in Albany, California.
Leigh Ortenburger was an American mountaineer and photographer.
Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program co-hosted by Stanford professors John Perry and Ken Taylor.
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.
The Happy Jazz Band was formed in 1962 by Jim Cullum with his son, Jim Cullum, Jr. in San Antonio, Texas.
Files of the organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium as well as audio and video recordings.
Photographs of Stanford University buildings done by Baer for the architects for the University.
Books from the Aldine Press, founded in 1494 by Aldus Manutius and continued by his grandson, Aldo, until his death in 1597.
Eighteenth and nineteenth century books of English literature, international politics, and illustrated works.
Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature in Special Collections
Samson collection of Judaica once belonging to the Jewish Community of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Taube-Baron collection of Jewish studies and culture, from the library of Professor Salo Wittmayer Baron.
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.