Notable collections

Donald E. Knuth

Donald E. Knuth Papers

Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

MacFarland Collection book plate

Frank Mace MacFarland Opisthobranchiate Molluscan Collection

MacFarland's long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought him world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals.

Progymnasmata alchemiae, 1607

Frederick E. Brasch Collection of Newton and Newtoniana

Books and manuscripts related to Isaac Newton and the development of the physical sciences in the 17th century.

Fred Terman

Frederick Emmons Terman Book Collection

The books in the Terman collection represent Dr. Terman's personal copies of editions of his works in English and foreign language editions presented to him by friends, translators or publishers.

Frederick Emmons Terman

Frederick Emmons Terman Papers

Documents all phases of his long and influential career as an educator, electronics engineer, administrator, and author.

"Lunar Vehicle Remote Control" (n.d.): still from the earliest film in Stanford Collections showing a prototype lunar rover

History of Artificial Intelligence

Streaming audio and video of a variety of events and activities from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and the larger artificial intelligence community.

Hopkins Marine Station sketch

Hopkins Marine Station Student Papers

Papers done by Stanford undergraduates along with student papers from other institutions where Hopkins Marine Station was the study site.

A circular logo with a blue wave inside and the words Hopkins Marine Station around the perimeter.

Hopkins Marine Station Student Papers

From 1963 - 2011, Hopkins Marine Station offered Biology courses 175H or 176H. Students in these courses developed and conducted research projects in the area around the station, and the culmination of each of their efforts was a final paper. Copies of these papers were deposited in the station’s library, and we now have over 750 undergraduate research papers in our collection.

John McCarthy

John McCarthy Papers

Materials pertaining to McCarthy's research and his teaching at Stanford and MIT.

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.

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy Digital Library

This digital library contains 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of the committee from 1946 to 1977.

Olive and Frank Mace MacFarland

MacFarland Collection

Frank Mace MacFarland was a member of Stanford faculty for almost sixty years. His long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought Dr. MacFarland world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals. In the early summer of 1892 Dr. MacFarland came to Stanford as an instructor and advanced student, less than a year after the University first opened. During his long association with the University, Dr. MacFarland contributed much to its development.

Philip G. Zimbardo

Philip G. Zimbardo Papers

Research and teaching files, professional files and correspondence, audiovisual materials, professional papers, and materials documenting the Stanford Prison Experiment.

R. Buckminster Fuller

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

Fuller's versatile career as an architect, lecturer, mathematician, writer, and social critic is documented extensively.

Timoschenko Collection

Stephen P. Timoshenko Collection

Books from the collection of Stephen Prokofyevich Timoshenko (1878-1972), often referred to as the father of applied mechanics in the United States.

Steven Chu, professor of physics, in laser lab.

Steven Chu Papers

Papers pertain primarily to topics in physics and include notes, overhead transparencies from his lectures, reprints, articles, memos, proposals, correspondence, charts, drawings, notebooks, and audiovisual materials. Subjects include electric dipole moment, diode lasers, and dye lasers; there are some materials pertaining to departmental matters.

Durand-Lesley Propellers

The Durand-Lesley Propeller Collection

The Durand-Lesley propellers are the surviving artifacts of an experiment in early aviation history which defined a methodology still in use today.

William Shockley

William Shockley Papers

Professional and personal papers documenting research on transistors and electronics; genetic influences on intelligence; and science education.