At a glance

Special Collections & University Archives

Featured collections

Here are a few of our notable collections. Check more out on the Libraries' Collections page.

R. Buckminster Fuller

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

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

William Shockley

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

Special Collections Unbound

Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Through the Looking Glass: A Radical Guide to Stanford

The University Archives is pleased to annouce the availability of three new online exhibits: Board of Trustees Records, Faculty Senate Records, and Stanford Publications.

The Board of Trustees exhibit includes agendas, minutes, photographs, and directories documenting the administrative history of the Board of Trustees. The site features scanned and born-digital records held by the University Archives. Since this is an ongoing digitization project, not all materials are available online. What is available are minutes (1936-2016) and agendas (1906-1908, 1955-1985, 2005-2016). For a full listing of materials held by the Archives please visit: http://www.oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/c8dn43h8. Note: Board of Trustees records are restricted 20 years from date of creation.

The Faculty Senate exhibit is the culmination of a collaborative project with the Academic Secretary's office to digitize and make available administrative records of the Faculty Senate. The site includes minutes, agendas, supporting materials, and photographs documeting the founding and history of the Faculty Senate. Note: agendas and minutes are restricted to the Stanford community; supporting materials (except for memorial resolutions) are restricted 20 years from date of creation. Look for a physical exhibit in 2018 to honor the 50th anniversary of the Faculty Senate.

The Stanford publications exhibit brings together a variety publications documenting Stanford University. Included are course catalogs, directories, newspapers, newsletters, magazines, journals, and more. Especially noteworthy are student publications. This, too, is an ongoing digitization project and materials will be added here as they become available. Look for additional publications from women's organizations, the LGBT community, and communities of color.