Spotlight at Stanford Digital showcases for research and teaching

Stanford Geological Survey Collection

Stanford Geological Survey Collection

100 years of field mapping

From the very start of Stanford University, geology students were sent into the field to learn mapping. John Casper Branner and John Flesher Newsom taught field

Leonardo's Library

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

Parker Library On the Web

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.

French Revolution Images

French Revolution Images

Iconography from the collections of the Bibliothèque nationale de France

This digital archive features over 5,000 images of the French Revolution. This project is a collaboration between Stanford Libraries and the Bibliothèque nationale de

Mining Maps and Views

Mining Maps and Views

This collection focuses on mining maps throughout the western United States with an emphasis on detailed claims, locations, and bird's eye views. These materials

Antarctic Radar Film Digitization Project

Antarctic Radar Film Digitization Project

A collaborative effort by Stanford and Cambridge to convert analog ice sheet observations for digital analysis

This project is a collaboration between Stanford University and the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) at Cambridge University in the UK to digitize the nearly 1,000

Stanford University Piano Roll Archive

Stanford University Piano Roll Archive

SUPRA

The Piano Roll Archive presents Stanford Libraries' historic piano roll collection in digital form. The archive includes archival digital images and audio file

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

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

Tokyo Over Time

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

The San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation Collection

The San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation Collection

The Charles N. Huggins Project

The Great Jazz Revival of the 1940s ignited popular interest in early New Orleans Jazz in a widespread movement, as much a social phenomenon driven by a dawning

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

The Urban Legacy of Ancient Rome

The Urban Legacy of Ancient Rome

Photographs from the Ernest Nash Fototeca Unione Collection

This digital archive features over 1,295 photographs of Roman buildings, monuments, and sites taken by Ernest Nash throughout the mid-20th century. These pictures were

Transcontinental Railroad

Transcontinental Railroad

This exhibit commemorates the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. It highlights materials from the Stanford Libraries including

Rare Books

Rare Books

A digital library of reference works

This is a collection of over 100 rare book catalogs and bibliographies with additional resources for scholars, collectors, and booksellers. Previously a subscription

Automobility Archive

Automobility Archive

Connecting the past, present and future of the automobile

This exhibit showcases Stanford University materials related to the history and future of the automobile, currently drawn from the Road and Track Archive, held at

Women @ Stanford

Women @ Stanford

Exhibit documenting the history of women at Stanford.

!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

Silicon Genesis

Silicon Genesis

Oral Histories of Semiconductor Technology

Welcome to Silicon Genesis, a unique collection of oral history interviews with pioneers of the semiconductor industry. You will find streamed video recordings of

Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky Papers

Wolfgang K. H. Panofsky Papers

SLAC Director and Professor Emeritus

Highlights from the Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky Papers, 1932-2008 at the Archives, History and Records Office of SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Andy Warhol Photography Archive

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

Becoming Stanford

Becoming Stanford

The History and Meaning of Stanford's Insignia

This exhibit explores the historical elements underlying the design and adoption of Stanford's symbols. Most prominently featured are Stanford's coats of arms and other

Beautiful Books

Beautiful Books

A collection of some of Stanford’s rare and antiquarian books

These items are part of Special Collections' efforts to digitize and make more accessible books with unique or noteworthy features.

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

Sunset Magazine

Sunset Magazine

A recreation of Stanford Libraries' 1998 website

This site is the recreated website version of “Sunset Magazine: 1889 -1998,” a volume published on the one-hundredth anniversary of the magazine by Stanford University

South Africa, Greece, Rome: a digital museum

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

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

Douglas Menuez Photography Collection

Douglas Menuez Photography Collection

At the Stanford Libraries

The Douglas Menuez Photography Collection contains a sample of images from the complete archive of award-winning documentary photographer Douglas Menuez. The archive

Virtual Tribunals

Virtual Tribunals

Public records from international criminal tribunal proceedings (1948-present)

The Virtual Tribunals Project enables research and scholarship in the area of human rights and international criminal justice. The materials in the collection are the

Exhibits Documentation

Exhibits Documentation

A guide to building Spotlight at Stanford exhibits

Documentation and examples to support building Spotlight at Stanford exhibits. Describes how to create feature and about pages, browse category pages, and illustrates

Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China

Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China

Conductor, composer, and pianist, Mario Paci (1878-1946) is best known today for transforming the Shanghai Town Band into one of the finest orchestras in East Asia, the

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.

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,

The Baltic Video Archive

The Baltic Video Archive

Baltic video testimonies at Stanford Libraries

This exhibit sheds light on the history of the three Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, by sharing video testimonies of the Baltic people. The testimonies

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

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.

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.

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

Stanford Prison Experiment

Stanford Prison Experiment

August 15-21, 1971

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Stanford Publications

Stanford Publications

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

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

Stanford University Faculty Senate Records

Stanford University Faculty Senate Records

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