College catalogs

Historical collections


Catalogs, or bulletins, from most U.S. four year colleges and graduate programs, plus major institutions from throughout the world (1977/78 - 1999/2000) are available in the College Catalog Collection on microfiche housed in Green Library Lower Level (call number: Education MFICHE 578.)


The Stanford Libraries maintain an extensive paper collection of historical (pre-1976, including the 19th century) college and university catalogs housed in the Stanford Auxiliary Library. These also include catalogs or bulletins for teachers colleges and/or normal schools and junior colleges. We've begun to put information about our holdings into SearchWorks, but until this is completed, feel free to consult Kathy Kerns ( for information on holdings and assistance using this collection.

A collection of pre-1976 paper editions of foreign college catalogs is available, but not represented in SearchWorks, the online catalog. For access to this collection, consult Kathy Kerns.