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.

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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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