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Russell and Sigurd Varian audiorecordings added to the Internet Archive

The Stanford University Archives is pleased to announce the availability of 19 audiorecordings from the Russell and Sigurd Varian Papers. This digitization is a result of our most recent round of collaboration with the California Audiovisual Preservation Project (CAVPP). The CAVPP assists repositories by coordinating and funding digitization of materials deemed to be of “statewide significance” and at risk of loss due to physical condition and format obsolescence.

Sigurd and Russell Varian

The Varian recordings consist of musings and reminiscences dictated onto audograph discs by Silicon Valley pioneers Russell and Sigurd Varian on a variety of topics. Also featured are interviews with Stanford faculty members David Locke Webster & Leonard I. Schiff, as well as others. 

The recordings are currently available on the Internet Archive website, and will be preserved in the Stanford Digital Repository and made available in Searchworks.