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

Pumpkin carved by Stanford professor Matt Kahn

#Spookyarchives

October 31, 2017
by Daniel Hartwig

To celebrate Halloween the Archives has created #spookyarchives, a photo gallery of spooky/scary/macabre items from its holdings. Proceed if you dare...

 

 

Meet the Archivists

Photo of Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Collections Management & Processing Archivist

Exhibits

Incomparable: The Stanford Band exhibit opens at Arrillaga Alumni Center

October 19, 2016
by Josh Schneider

An exhibit focused on the incomparable Stanford Band is now on display at Arrillaga Alumni Center. One of several exhibits currently displayed on campus in celebration of Stanford's 125 anniversary, and united under the theme of "Stanford Stories from the Archives," the exhibit highlights the history of the Band from its earliest formal performances in the 1890's to the irreverent and beloved campus institution we know today.

Recent acquisitions

Rally the Resistance Rally, 2017

Archives launches women, LGBTQ and communities of color initiative

February 14, 2017
by Daniel Hartwig

The Stanford University Archives is proud to announce an ongoing initiative to acquire, process and digitize materials documenting Stanford women, the LGBTQ community, and communities of color. Following on the heels of its Stanford Stories exhibit carried out for the University’s 125th Anniversary, the Archives seeks to expand the range of voices and materials in its collections representing Stanford’s rich history. To that extent, we are happy to share our progress thus far.

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