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Special Collections, Barchas Room

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

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Notable collections

Photo: Ya'akov Benor-Kalter

A virtual exhibit and digital collection celebrating the centennial of the founding of "The First Hebrew City."

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.

Dupuis, Charles-François. Planches de l'origine de tous les cultes, ou Religion universelle: par Dupuis. Paris: H. Agasse, 1794.
Image: Dessiné par Ducondray, gravé à l’eau-forte par Pauquet, terminé au burin par P. H. Triere.

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.

Steve Jobs, 1986

Photojournalism, fine art documentary work, and commercial photography capture the people and places of an emerging Silicon Valley.

"Lunar Vehicle Remote Control" (n.d.): still from the earliest film in Stanford Collections showing a prototype lunar rover

Streaming audio and video of a variety of events and activities from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and the larger artificial intelligence community.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

This collection from Dr. David A. Hamburg includes the documentary, Preventing Genocide, and videotaped interviews with world leaders in the prevention of mass violence.

California State Capitol, Sacramento

Reports and documents from 1855 to 1893 on topics such as land use, natural resource management, health and welfare, transportation, and finance.

Stanford songs

Online access to selected catalogs and administrative publications of Stanford University published between 1891 and 2001.

Seal of the United States Foreign Bondholders Protective Council (FBPC) on their annual reports.

The collection contains CFB Annual Reports (1868-1988) and FBPC Annual Reports (1934-1967). Archival materials detail the economies of various countries.

Official logo of "DttP: Documents to the People," the official publication of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

The collection includes 138 digitized journal issues (1972-2002) documenting the emergence of the government documents specialization within the field of librarianship.

Over 59,000 public documents and 300 publications of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on topics related to post-WWII international trade.

Plot of the effects of a 83 kiloton nuclear attack on Washington, DC (centered on the White House). From a briefing to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy by the US Atomic Energy Commission, February 18, 1953, following the successful detonation of the first hydrogen bomb in late 1952. Source: Legislative Archives, National Archives, Washington, DC.

This digital library contains 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of the committee from 1946 to 1977.

Completed life history questionnaires and other materials document investigative work done in California in the 1920s.

Stanford family

More than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders.

Africa / Libya / Morland / mit allen kunigsreichen so zu unsern zeiten darin gefunden werden (Basel, ca. 1545)

Antiquarian maps from all over the world.

The David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University Libraries.

18th and 19th century North and South American cartographic materials

Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries.

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.

Geology of the Pine Mountain area, Ventura County, California

450 maps and 50 field notebooks survey and map parts of California, Nevada, and Utah.

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.

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

Law School

Photographs of Stanford University buildings done by Baer for the architects for the University.

Catgut Acoustical Society logo

The MARL collection consisting of nearly 60 linear feet of materials is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics.

Cesar Chavez, 1973

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

Subject Librarians

Head, Technical Services--Manuscripts, Manager, Born-Digital Program
(650) 521-2255
Julie Sweetkind-Singer
Assistant Director of Geospatial, Cartographic and Scientific Data & Services, Head of the Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections
(650) 725-1102
P. Zarins
Digital Collections Librarian
(650) 714-2760
Glen Worthey (Tui, Spain, 2011)
Digital Humanities Librarian, Head of the Digital Initiatives Group
(650) 213-6759
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