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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.

Radio Station KZSU

Transcripts of interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by Stanford students during the summer of 1965.

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.

Searchable copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published between 1923 and 1963

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.

Photo: Ya'akov Benor-Kalter

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

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

The Paul DeHart Hurd Collection on Science Education includes materials on the teaching of science, science education policy, curriculum, and related topics.

Two important early 20th century reports from the US Serial Set.

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.

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

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