About the Archives

About

The Stanford University Archives is the official repository for records of Stanford University and serves as its institutional memory. The Archives collects materials in any format that document the history of Stanford, including its founders, administration, faculty, students, and alumni/ae. Our holdings include more than 30,000 linear feet of material and 20+ TB of electronic records within 2,200+ collections.

News

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Beautiful books: new Spotlight exhibit showcases rare and antiquarian books

January 15, 2019
by Ann K.D. Myers

A new online exhibit, Beautiful Books: A collection of some of Stanford's rare and antiquarian books, highlights Special Collections' efforts to digitize books with unique or noteworthy features. It includes fine examples of engraved and woodcut illustrations, astronomical diagrams, typographical innovation, fine bindings, and more. The books are artifacts of multiple points throughout history, from the earliest printing in the late 1400's to the 20th century.

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Scholars Select exhibit for Green Library's centennial celebrates community of scholars

January 7, 2019
by Elizabeth A Fischbach

Stanford’s Main Library, known today as the Green Library Bing Wing, is one-hundred years old this year. Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action, an exhibit of books, manuscripts, and objects chosen by faculty who make frequent use of the collections will be on display in the Bing Wing January 24 — April 14, 2019. It is the first in a series of events planned as part of a yearlong “Green Library Beyond 100” celebration. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Green Library's Munger Rotunda.

Meet the Archivists

Josh Schneider

Assistant University Archivist
Product & Service Manager -- Digital Library Systems & Services
ePADD Community Manager
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Jenny Johnson

Collections Management & Processing Archivist

Exhibits

Becoming Stanford: New Spotlight at Stanford exhibit explores the history and meaning of Stanford's Insignia

January 7, 2019
by Josh Schneider

Have you ever wondered why Stanford is represented by the color cardinal, and not the original choice of gold? Or why the university's motto is in German?

We are pleased to announce a new Spotlight at Stanford exhibit focused on the development of Stanford's insignia: Becoming Stanford: The History and Meaning of the University’s Insignia.

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Adelante Comunidad: New exhibit showcases four decades of graphic arts by the Stanford Chicanx & Latinx community

July 9, 2018
by Josh Schneider

Adelante Comunidad opens this week in the South Lobby of the East Wing of Green Library. The exhibit, which draws on posters and other materials from the collections of the Stanford University Archives, celebrates over four decades of graphic arts produced by the Stanford Chicanx and Latinx community. Many of the posters were transferred from El Centro Chicano y Latino earlier this year, and highlight educational events and speaking series sponsored by El Centro, and Stanford MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán).

Recent acquisitions

Stanford Raza Day 2015 poster

Adelante Comunidad: New exhibit showcases four decades of graphic arts by the Stanford Chicanx & Latinx community

July 9, 2018
by Josh Schneider

Adelante Comunidad opens this week in the South Lobby of the East Wing of Green Library. The exhibit, which draws on posters and other materials from the collections of the Stanford University Archives, celebrates over four decades of graphic arts produced by the Stanford Chicanx and Latinx community. Many of the posters were transferred from El Centro Chicano y Latino earlier this year, and highlight educational events and speaking series sponsored by El Centro, and Stanford MEChA (Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán).

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