At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

Featured collections

Here are a few of our notable collections. Check more out on the Libraries' Collections page.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

William Shockley

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

Special Collections Unbound

Stanford University Libraries' Department of Special Collections and University Archives has just recieved word that it will be the recipient of a National Leadership Grant for Libraries through the Institute for Museum and Library Studies (IMLS) to fund additional development of ePADD, software that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.

The multi-year funding beginning November 1, 2015, will specifically focus on additional functionality that advances the formation of a National Digital Platform, an IMLS funding priority. Stanford University Libraries will undertake this work with partners University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Harvard University, University of California, Irvine, and the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO). 

The ePADD project team has as a long list of potential future developments, and we cannot wait to get started on this next stage. 

More information about ePADD can be found on the ePADD project website. For additional information, please contact the project team at