History of Science and Technology

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About the History of Science and Technology collection

The history of science and technology collections in the Stanford Libraries support research and instruction in the history of science and technology and related fields. The goal of these collections is to identify, preserve, and make the documentary record of science and technology available to students, scholars, and the general public.

Cecil H. Green Library

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Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford CA, 94305-6063

Featured collections

  • The Barchas collection

    This remarkable collection was acquired by Stanford in 1982 and consists of more than five thousand volumes in the history of modern and early modern science. The collection includes thirteen books printed in the fifteenth century and features such highlights as early editions of Aristarchus, Ptolemy, Euclid, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Vesalius, Boyle, Darwin, Pliny, and others.

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  • Gordon Moore papers, 1958 - 2005

    This collection contains Moore’s Intel lab notebooks, personal and business correspondence, Intel presentations, memos and white papers, personal notes from meetings, greeting cards, photographs, cassette tapes, and videos. The materials date from 1958 to 2005 but the majority dates from 1968 to 1999.

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  • Douglas C. Engelbart Papers, 1953-2005

    Douglas C. Engelbart was a computer scientist whose pioneering work in the 1950s and 1960s (first at SRI International, later at Tymshare, Inc.) led to the development of the interactive personal computer. Many of the publications in this collection were produced while Engelbart was at SRI.

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