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 Collections. The maps featured here are a subset of the maps that are available.
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.
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 Libraries.
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.
The Piano Roll Archive presents Stanford Libraries' historic piano roll collection in digital form. The archive includes archival digital images and audio file emulations of the performances providing one possible interpretation of the coding on the rolls.
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 includes Menuez's editorial photojournalism and fine art documentary work as well his commercial projects. Included in the archive are more than 250,000 photographs documenting the rise of Silicon Valley.
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 output of temporary or permanent criminal tribunals which hear and decide cases arising from violations of international criminal law during times of violent conflict and mass atrocity.
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 the use of the different standard and exhibit item widgets that are available. Additional information is provided via FAQ and Spotlight Community pages.
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 Shanghai Municipal Orchestra, now called the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
作为指挥家，作曲家，钢琴家，梅百器(1878–1946) 今天最为人所知的业迹， 就是将一个上海城镇乐队变为东亚地区最优秀的管弦乐团之一的上海 工部局乐团，也就是后来的上海交响乐团
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.
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 touch on the Second World War in the Baltic region, the Nazi and Soviet occupations and repressions as well as the story of the Baltic refugees. The exhibit also showcases stories told by the more recent generation, the "digital nomads," who have migrated to Silicon Valley. The testimonies in this exhibit thus reflect on the past, present, and the future of the Baltic states.
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 --to show that we can learn the warning signals often preceding genocide, and see the possibilities for intervention and prevention.
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. Following this great Partition where approximately 14 million people found themselves on the wrong side of the newly formed borders, one of the largest mass migrations in human history occurred. It is estimated that more than 1 million people lost their lives in the ensuing violence. This exhibit contains video interviews from survivors of Partition.
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 Drawings Collection, the Hanna House Collection, the Prints Collection, the Birge M. Clark Architectural Drawings, Peninsua-Times Tribune Photographs, Hatfield Aerial Survey Photographs, and the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection.
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.
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 which were copied during the birth of printing.
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 China, including their websites, blogs, and weibos, in order to explore how NGOs utilize digital tools and practices for public goods in a country that is going through rapid changes.
Resources for Research and Pedagogy
The home for Stanford's digital manuscript collections and exhibits.
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.
This website features the inaugural exhibit from the David Rumsey Map Center.
This exhibition showcases the covers of the Lianhuanhua held at the East Asia Library to support use and studies of the collection.
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 government, science, religion, and individual rights that shaped it.
Stanford in Moments of Crisis
This site explores how Stanford students, faculty, and leaders responded to transformative events in Stanford history, and the longer term impacts on Stanford, including physical changes to the campus, its programs, and its policies.
Publications documenting Stanford University. Included are course catalogs, directories, newsletters, magazines, and more.
August 15-21, 1971
Materials documenting the 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment conducted by psychology professor Philip G. Zimbardo.
Records of the Trustees pertaining to legal issues, financial affairs, investments, academic departments, student housing, gifts received, real estate, campus development, and other administrative concerns. Also included are records pertaining to the Leland Stanford Junior Kindergarten Trust and its major beneficiary, the Golden Gate Kindergarten Association, 1884-1979.
Agendas, minutes and supporting materials created by the Stanford Faculty Senate.
Hopkins Marine Station occupies an exposed rocky headland named China Point, as the site was once the location of the Point Alones Chinese fishing village. The University holds title to approximately eleven acres on and around the point which includes roughly one mile of shoreline. he chapters presented here outline a portion of the history of Stanford's seaside laboratory.
This site features digitized music manuscripts, letters, and other rare music materials held in the Department of Special Collections and the Music Library.
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 biologists, ecologists, urban planners, and local citizens to support biodiversity and community development around the world.
This exhibition showcases 35 projects documented by the Harrisons and their assistants.
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 maps of this cartographic curiosity.
Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Hanna. The collection focuses on the Hanna's work with architect Frank Lloyd Wright extending from the initial planning of the house through later renovations.
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 to the 20th centuries.
Maps and Atlases from the Renaissance Period
The Renaissance Exploration Map Collection is the result of one of the largest Cartographic Digital Philanthropy projects undertaken by Stanford University Libraries. This was made possible by the generosity and commitment of an area collector who lent us the collection under our Cartographic Digital Philanthropy Program thus creating a large corpus of Cartographic Renaissance materials available for anyone to search, view and download at very high resolution.
Combined holdings of Muybridge material held in Special Collections and University Archives.
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, correspondence, project files, trip files, proposals, reports, reprints, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes, video tapes, and files on computer programs, including EPAM, DENDRAL, MOLGEN, MYCIN, and others.
This exhibit showcases 125 years of Stanford Stories, illustrated using materials from the Stanford University Archives.
Opera & Oratorio Premieres
This site is a cross-index of data for over 43,000 opera and oratorio premieres that received a public performance between the years 1589 and the present.
Featuring how maps and art overlap in explorations of space - both geographical and metaphorical - this exhibition took place at Stanford's David Rumsey Map Center from April 25th to September 30th, 2019, and was co-curated by Emily Prince and David Rumsey.
An exhibit documenting the history of the Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band and Dollies. Included are photographs taken by long-time Band photographer Robby Beyers.
Exhibit featuring faculty papers, administrative records, publications, photographs, and audio and video recordings documenting the history of computer science at Stanford.
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 covered an entire wall inside the Templum Pacis in Rome. It depicted the ground plan of every architectural feature in the ancient city, from large public monuments to small shops, rooms, and even staircases.
A Stanford Libraries Special Collections Exhibition
One of the most renowned and innovative photographers of his generation, Arthur Tress explores a world that is rich with implication and fantasy. Continually seeking what he refers to as “the hidden life of the imagination,” Tress embraces accident and chance, creating beautifully composed works that can be both playful and ominous. In 2016 Stanford Libraries received the first in a continuing series of installments that will form the Arthur Tress photography archive.
'Mapping the Global Imaginary, 1500—1900' took place February 14—15, 2019, at Stanford’s David Rumsey Map Center. This digital exhibition accompanies the papers presented at this conference.
Stanford's library collections document the history of artificial intelligence captured on film, video and audio.
An exhibit documenting the history of Stanford's radio station KZSU.
Stanford University syllabi, 2007-2016.
This archive contains audio and video recordings from two meetings of service-learning practitioners (The Wingspread Meeting 1995; and, The Gathering 2017) reflecting on their practice and the state of the field. Service-learning is an educational approach that seeks to incorporate community service into the life blood of academic institutions to improve instruction, empower communities and enhance the civic life and skills of young people. The recordings explore the field’s emergence and ongoing institutionalization from its beginnings in the 1960s to the current time.