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American history

Course guides

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 1MG Spring 2013 The Rhetoric of the American West Gemma, M.

Notable collections

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

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.

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.

Front cover image from Nothing Left in my Hands by Kazuko Nakane

The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville consists of interviews conducted by Kazuko Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California.

Broadside advertising Belasco's Girl of the Golden West, at the New Alcazar Theater (San Francisco, 1908)

2,532 individual pieces of sheet music, sheet music lithographs, and music related broadsides from the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Cesar Chavez, 1973

The Bob Fitch photography archive is the complete archive of activist photographer Bob Fitch of Watsonville, California.

Subject Librarians

Curator for American and British History, Head, Humanities and Social Sciences Resource Group
(650) 485-9851