Spotlight at Stanford Digital showcases for research and teaching
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Early Printed Leaves

Early Printed Leaves

From the First Years of the Printing Press

This exhibition shows a selection of leaves from early printed books. Among the treasures of this collection are woodcuts and texts from incunabula and other works

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Recording Civic Action in China

Recording Civic Action in China

Chinese NGO web archiving project

This is a transnational and openly-accessible repository of Chinese nonprofit organizations. It brings together the online presence and publications of nonprofits in

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The 1947 Partition Archive

The 1947 Partition Archive

Survivors and their Memories

On August 15, 1947 British colonial rule in the Indian subcontinent ended and the region was divided into a Hindu majority India and a Muslim majority Pakistan.

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Travel Through Time: Japan

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

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Stanford Prison Experiment

Stanford Prison Experiment

Materials documenting the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by psychology professor Philip G. Zimbardo.

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Images of Rome

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

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A Stanford Atlas

A Stanford Atlas

Architectural drawings, maps, prints, and aerial photographs of the Stanford University campus and associated land holdings

This exhibit showcases the growth of campus using illustrative materials from several University Archives collections, including the Maps Collection, the Architectural

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The Bob Fitch Photography Archive

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

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Secret Service: Old and Young King Brady, Detectives

Secret Service: Old and Young King Brady, Detectives

A Dime Novel Series

This collection of Dime Novels provides scholars the complete text of a selective sample from one of Stanford Libraries collection's series, Secret Service.

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Research from Stanford University

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,

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Herbert Matter: Modernist Photography and Graphic Design

Herbert Matter: Modernist Photography and Graphic Design

A Stanford University Special Collections Exhibition

A digital exhibit celebrating the work of Herbert Matter (1907–1984), best known for his international contributions in photography, photomontage and graphic design.

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Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts at Stanford

Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts at Stanford

Resources for Research and Pedagogy

The home for Stanford's digital manuscript collections and exhibits.

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Views: Portraying Place and Space

Views: Portraying Place and Space

2nd Exhibit from the David Rumsey Map Center, January 22 - August 31, 2017

This is the second exhibit on view at the Rumsey Map Center, focused on Views.

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Universe of Maps - Opening the David Rumsey Map Center

Universe of Maps - Opening the David Rumsey Map Center

This website features the inaugural exhibit from the David Rumsey Map Center.

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The American Enlightenment

The American Enlightenment

Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries

This exhibition tells the story of how New World discoveries and ideas contributed to the Enlightenment and illustrates the transatlantic debates over issues of

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Stanford Publications

Stanford Publications

Publications documenting Stanford University. Included are course catalogs, directories, newsletters, magazines, and more.

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Stanford University Board of Trustees Records

Stanford University Board of Trustees Records

Records of the Trustees pertaining to legal issues, financial affairs, investments, academic departments, student housing, gifts received, real estate, campus

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Stanford University Faculty Senate Records

Stanford University Faculty Senate Records

Agendas, minutes and supporting materials created by the Stanford Faculty Senate.

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Rare Music Materials at Stanford

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.

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Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

Project Gallery

Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison’s artistic collaboration began late 1960s. Pioneers of the eco-art movement; their work often involves co-collaborators such as

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California as an Island in Maps

California as an Island in Maps

Maps from the Glen McLaughlin Collection of California as an Island

California was depicted as an island on maps from 1622 until the middle of the 18th century and beyond. This collection is the most comprehensive known covering the

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Hanna House Collection

Hanna House Collection

Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R.

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Warren Heckrotte Map Collection

Warren Heckrotte Map Collection

A collection of maps and books featuring landmark maps from the California Gold Rush, exploration of the western coast of North America amongst other maps from the 16th

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Renaissance Exploration Map Collection

Renaissance Exploration Map Collection

Maps and Atlases from the Renaissance Period

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Eadweard Muybridge Collection

Eadweard Muybridge Collection

Combined holdings of Muybridge material held in Special Collections and University Archives.

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The Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers

The Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers

Work in artificial intelligence and computer science at Stanford University

The Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers collection primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University and includes administrative files,

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Maps of Africa: An Online Exhibit

Maps of Africa: An Online Exhibit

A digital collection of African Maps at the Stanford University Libraries

The Maps of Africa at Stanford Libraries is a growing collection buoyed significantly by the acquisitions of the Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and Caroline Batchelor

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Stanford Stories From the Archives

Stanford Stories From the Archives

This exhibit showcases 125 years of Stanford Stories, illustrated using materials from the Stanford University Archives.

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Incomparable: The Stanford Band

Incomparable: The Stanford Band

An exhibit documenting the history of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band and Dollies. Included are photographs taken by long-time Band photographer

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Stanford Historical Photograph Collection

Stanford Historical Photograph Collection

The Stanford Photograph Collection contains over 16,000 images of Stanford scenes including photographs of and relating to the Stanford family, views of the campus and

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Digital Forma Urbis Romae

Digital Forma Urbis Romae

The Forma Urbis Romae, or Severan Marble Plan of Rome is an enormous map, measuring ca. 18.10 x 13 meters (ca. 60 x 43 feet), that was carved between 203-211 CE and

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Chinese Railroad Workers Project

Chinese Railroad Workers Project

Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese migrants toiled at a grueling pace and in perilous working conditions to help construct America’s first Transcontinental

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!Women Art Revolution

!Women Art Revolution

Voices of a Movement

The artists’ and critics’ interviews presented here chronicle the founding years of the feminist art movement in the 1970s. Created by artist and filmmaker Lynn

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Preventing Genocide

Preventing Genocide

Pioneers in the prevention of mass violence

Genocide need not happen ever again. This documentary explores three different genocides -- the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and the more recent Rwandan genocide

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The History of Artificial Intelligence

The History of Artificial Intelligence

Stanford's library collections document the history of artificial intelligence captured on film, video and audio.

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Stanford Oral History Collections

Stanford Oral History Collections

Oral history collections and interviews documenting the Stanford community and associated projects.

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"The First Hebrew City"

"The First Hebrew City"

Early Tel Aviv through the Eyes of the Eliasaf Robinson Collection

The Jewish settlement that became the city of Tel Aviv was established in 1909. Almost everything in this collection dates from before 1948, the year that the State of

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The Stanford Family

The Stanford Family

Exhibit documenting the Stanford family, including materials created by Leland, Jane, and Leland, Jr., as well as Charles Lathrop and Thomas Welton Stanford.

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Barry L. Ruderman Conference on Cartography Exhibits

Barry L. Ruderman Conference on Cartography Exhibits

Maps and atlases curated by the conference speakers on exhibit at the David Rumsey Map Center

The Barry Lawrence Ruderman Conference on Cartography occurs every other year, beginning in 2017. The conference speakers curate a physical exhibit on view at the

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The Burke Collection of Early Italian Miniatures

The Burke Collection of Early Italian Miniatures

A selection of objects from the Burke Collection exhibit in the Field Room, Green Library

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Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection

Barry Lawrence Ruderman Map Collection

A growing collection of digital scans from the late 1400s to the 1950s.

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Stanford Photos

Stanford Photos

Photograph collections in the University Archives documenting Stanford.

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Queer @ Stanford

Queer @ Stanford

Exhibit documenting the history of queer students at Stanford.

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R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

Architect, Systems Theorist, Designer, and Inventor

The R. Buckminster Fuller Collection contains over 1,400 linear feet of personal and professional papers, manuscripts, drawings, blueprints, audio and video recordings,

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Activism @ Stanford

Activism @ Stanford

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

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Stanford in the News

Stanford in the News

Photographs, audio and video recordings, and newspapers created by the Stanford News Service.

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Project South

Project South

This collection contains transcribed meetings and interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by several Stanford students affiliated with the campus

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Matt Kahn Papers

Matt Kahn Papers

Materials include professional files, teaching files (including videos of lectures), and photographs.

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Hume Center for Writing & Speaking

Hume Center for Writing & Speaking

Stanford University

A digital archive created on 15th Anniversary of the Hume Center for Writing and Speaking to preserve the history of the Center.

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Copyright Renewals

Copyright Renewals

A searchable index of the copyright renewal records for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963.