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Notable collections

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. Selected notable collections are highlighted here; SearchWorks contains many others.

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

This collection of 17th and 18th century maps depict California as an island.

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

Geology of the Pine Mountain area, Ventura County, California

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

Maps of campus, other lands owned by Jane and Leland Stanford or the University, and adjacent communities.