Martin Wong Catalogue Raisonné

From the Martin Wong Foundation

Martin Wong Catalogue Raisonné (MWCR) is an online, comprehensive compilation of finished artworks by Martin Wong.

Arizona Garden

A historic garden at Stanford University

This online exhibit explores the history of Stanford's Arizona Garden, the unique plants that make up the garden, the dedicated caretakers who have ensured the garden's longevity, and the importance of the garden to the broader community.

The David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford

Work & Social Justice

This site showcases the David Bacon Photography Archive at Stanford and provides a digital companion to the 2020 Green Library exhibit of Bacon's work titled "Work and Social Justice."

Say Their Names

Green Library Exhibit supporting the Black Lives Matter movement

This online exhibit is a companion to the physical exhibit in Green library. It highlights stories that represent the various types of vile attacks that have terrorized Black Americans for centuries.

Voortrekker Monumentality: a digital archive

Copious images document the 1949 Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria, and its colossal frieze showing the epic Voortrekker ‘Great Trek’ into Southern Africa’s interior (1835-52), the founding visual narrative of Afrikanerdom and apartheid.

Parker Library On the Web

Manuscripts in the Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Parker Library on the Web is a digital exhibit designed to support use and study of the manuscripts in the historic Parker Library at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

South Africa, Greece, Rome: a digital museum

This project has grown out of a book by the same name: South Africa, Greece, Rome: classical confrontations (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017). The aim of both is to bring together instances of South Africa's engagements with ancient Greece and Rome.

Public Syncopations

Public Domain Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, and Dance Music at the Archive of Recorded Sound

Newly digitized and cataloged recordings celebrating federal public domain for commercially released sound recordings.

Cartographic Symbologies

The Art and Design of Expression in Historic Maps

An exhibit highlighting the symbologies, and other design elements, found within historic maps.

Tibet Oral History Project

With their own eyes || In their own words

The Tibet Oral History Project archive contains videotaped interviews with over 300 elder Tibetan refugees who belong to the last generation born in Tibet before its annexation by the People's Republic of China in the 1950s.

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies @ Stanford

A History of Local Feminist & Queer Scholarship and Community

This exhibit showcases archival materials from the history of the Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, as well as feminist studies at the University more generally.

Rare Music Materials at Stanford

This site features digitized music manuscripts, letters, and other rare music materials held in the Department of Special Collections and the Music Library.

Research from Stanford University

Data and More from Stanford's Cutting Edge Researchers

This collection includes research outputs from Stanford-associated researchers on the wide variety of topics and fields under investigation at Stanford University, including statistics, engineering, biology, chemistry, social sciences, humanities, medicine, physics, geosciences, and the environment.

Edward F. Ricketts

A Pioneering Marine Ecologist

Edward F. Ricketts, a pioneering marine ecologist who was also the owner of a biological supply business, named Pacific Biological Laboratories, in Monterey, California.

The Baltic Way

History and Culture in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania 1918–2018

This online exhibit is based on a physical exhibit that celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Baltic countries and was displayed in Cecil H. Green Library in 2018. Stanford Libraries and Hoover Institution Library & Archives staff worked together to create the exhibition using materials from their respective collections related to the history and culture of the Baltic region.

Asian American Advocacy at Stanford University

This exhibit explores the lesser-known history of Stanford University's Asian American activists who championed for spaces and studies to call their own.

Andy Warhol Photography Archive

Contact Sheets: 1976 - 1987

A digital exhibit featuring the complete archive of over 3,600 contact sheets of Andy Warhol's black and white photography from 1976-1987. The images in the collection document Warhol's daily life and feature candid portraits of celebrities and artists of the era including: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Truman Capote, Jimmy Carter, Martha Graham, Halston, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry, Bianca Jagger, Grace Jones, Jackie Kennedy, Liza Minnelli, Dolly Parton, Robert Rauschenberg, Elizabeth Taylor, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more.

Mapping the Islamic World

The Ottoman, Safavid & Mughal Empires

Maps of Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia, and Mughal India ca. 1500-1800.

Jay T. Last Papers

The Silicon Valley Archives

Jay T. Last was one of the "traitorous eight" who quit Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in 1957 to establish Fairchild Semiconductor, launching what would become Silicon Valley.

Images of Rome

The Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive

The "Fondo Rodolfo Lanciani" is currently housed at the Biblioteca Nazionale di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte at Rome’s Palazzo Venezia. Assembled over the course of Lanciani’s lifetime, the collection is akin to a “paper museum” whose size and scope compare to that of the famous seventeenth century antiquarian Cassiano dal Pozzo.

China through a western lens: Michael Baker’s visit to China in 1973

This online exhibit features a collection of voice recordings and photo slides taken and collected by Michael H. Baker during his trip to the Peoples Republic of China in 1973.

Hohbach Featured Collections

An Archive of Images Displayed in Hohbach Hall

This exhibit is a digital archive of the Featured Collections displays curated for the Cecil H. Green Library Circulation and Reference Desk. It is regularly updated as new displays are installed.

Queer @ Stanford

Exhibit documenting the history of queer students at Stanford.

Maps 101

An Introduction to Finding, Analyzing, and Using Historic Maps

Please use responsibly.

Virtual Tribunals

International criminal tribunal records (1945-present)

Records from the proceedings of temporary or permanent criminal tribunals, the international legal bodies who hear and decide cases arising from violent conflict and mass atrocities.

Seeing Cities

10 Maps Over 200 Years

This exhibition, curated by David Rumsey, is the digital companion to a physical exhibition on display in the Rumsey Center from March 1 to May 31, 2023.

Stanford Historical Society Collections

Publications, Oral Histories, and Program Recordings

Since 1976, SHS has sponsored programs, publications, tours, and oral histories on Stanford's multi-faceted history.


The Aim is Freedom: A History of Occupations and Independence in Estonia

A story of Estonia's recent history since the Second World War and occupations under Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Based on Vabamu museum collections in Tallinn, Estonia.

Hopkins Seaside Laboratory (1892 -1917)

A Summer School of Science

With the financial support of Timothy Hopkins, the Hopkins Seaside Laboratory was established in 1892 on a treeless plateau in Pacific Grove, California. For the next twenty-five years, the seaside laboratory offered summer instruction to visiting students from the Pacific slope and laboratory space to visiting scientists from around the globe. This exhibit tells the history of those twenty-five years.

Digitization Exemplars

Selections from the work of DLSS Digitization Services

See examples of the various collection materials digitized at Stanford Libraries and learn about the factors, decisions, and special processes that go into producing and presenting digital library content.

Re-Mapping Sovereignty

Representing Geopolitical Complexity

Digital exhibition accompanying a physical exhibition and conference of the same name taking place at the David Rumsey Map Center on May 26-27, 2022

Latina/o/x @ Stanford

This exhibit highlights the history of Latina/o/x students, staff and organizations at Stanford University.

Black @ Stanford

An Anthology of Black Activism and Community at Stanford

A collaborative archive documenting Black activism and community at Stanford, including photographs, posters, publications, performance recordings, syllabi, and oral histories.

Rise Up for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Together, we rise up to overcome anti-AAPI hate

An exhibit created to help the community understand the history of racism against AAPI individuals in this country. In highlighting the courage of AAPI activists of the past, we hope to inspire more people to continue the work to overcome AAPI racism.

Diego Rivera's San Francisco Masterpiece

Virtual Preservation of "Pan American Unity"

Explore Diego Rivera's massive (22ft x 74ft) 1940 mural through scientific 3D documentation.

Conservation Services at Stanford Libraries

An introduction to our work

As part of the Preservation Unit, Conservation Services is responsible for the physical care of Stanford Libraries' collections.

Lighting the Way

illuminating the future of discovery and delivery for archives

Resources from an grant project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography

Indigenous Mapping

The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography occurs every other year, and began in 2017. The conference speakers curate a physical exhibit on view at the Center. This website is a digital companion to that exhibit.

The Bob Fitch Photography Archive

Movements for Change

Movements for Change contains iconic images of the movements for civil rights and social justice by Watsonville, California photographer Bob Fitch, spanning the period 1965-present, and includes images of Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, and Dorothy Day, among others.

(in brackets) by Gavin Younge

Know Their Names - Youth Uprising in Cape Town, South Africa, 1976

An installation piece by Gavin Younge, South African artist and teacher. Younge created this artwork as a powerful sequel to the widespread images of the killings in Soweto of students and adults in June 1976.

John W. Gardner

Statesman, Social Reformer, Public Advocate

Overview of the life and career of John W. Gardner, highlighting his papers and oral histories on his legacies.

Legacies of Conflict in South Asia: The Right To Heal

‘Where Is My Story?’ Asked by victimized-survivors of political conflict and mass violence, this question reverberates across South Asia. This Archive is witness to systemic disfigurements, displacements and possibilities of the post/colonial condition in South Asia in the latter half of the 20th century and 21st century. It is a gathering place of counter-memory, a digital and physical repository of materials relating to political conflict, social and gendered violence, human rights crimes and people's resistance.

Activism @ Stanford

Photographs, audiovisual materials, posters, and ephemera documenting activism at Stanford.

Leonardo's Library

The World of a Renaissance Reader

Spearheaded by history professor Paula Findlen, the exhibition draws on Stanford’s Special Collections and the collections of the David Rumsey Map Center and the Lane Medical Library to reveal the authors and texts that shaped Leonardo’s world and influenced his ideas, reading habits, and understanding of books in the age of Gutenberg.

National History Day | Maps Edition

A Guide for Finding, Analyzing, and Using Maps in Projects

This website provides map-related resources for National History Day participants.

Tokyo Over Time

Maps of Tokyo spanning the early nineteenth and twentieth centuries

This exhibit features cartographic representation of Tokyo from 1832 to 1946, showing over a century of changes and including historical maps georeferenced onto current geographic data.

Numismatics at Stanford Libraries

A Digital Coin Cabinet

The numismatics program at Stanford Libraries supports teaching on campus. The current focus is on the largest of our collections, the Cantor Arts Center collection of ancient coins, which contains 328 cataloged items.

Travel Through Time: Japan

Travel-related ephemera from the 17th through the early 20th century.

The study of travel is often associated with maps. And yet, many of the most precious Japanese maps were never used by travelers. This collection of prints represents materials collected by travelers or produced for travelers. It spans a period of time in which there was dramatic change in modes of travel, printing, and viewing geographic space.