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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

James E. Allen - Artist, Illustrator, Printmaker

A catalog of his works

James E. Allen had a 40 year career as an printmaker and illustrator, and was one of the first artists in the early 20th century whose commercial works crossed over to fine arts. This catalog includes information about known works from all aspects of his career.

The Life and Work of Shahrokh Meskoob

A Personal Archive

Shahrokh Meskoob was one of Iran’s most acclaimed essayists, memoirists, literary critics and public intellectuals. His collected letters, notes, drafts and outlines provide a rare look into his personal and intellectual life.

The Maria Jesús Casado García-Sampedro Piano Roll Collection

by Esther Burgos-Bordonau, Ph.D.

The Casado García-Sampedro Piano Roll Collection is a group of 54 standard piano rolls from Spain. It is representative of a private roll collection that might be found in the home of a Spanish family in the 1920s and 1930s containing Spanish, Latin American, and other popular music of the time.

Carleton Watkins at Stanford Libraries

California and the West

Special Collections holds a significant set of materials by or relating to Carleton Watkins, noted 19th century Western photographer. Especially noteworthy are three albums of mammoth albumen prints, Photographs of the Pacific Coast, Photographs of the Yosemite Valley, and Photographs of Columbia River and Oregon. These items can guide us towards an understanding of the aspirations of Watkins, his peers and supporters, and his era. Originally owned by Mary "Mollie" Latham, wife of California Governor and Senator Milton Slocum Latham, the albums came into the possession of Timothy Hopkins, an early trustee of Stanford University, who in turn gave them to the University.

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 individual buildings, photographs of students and student life activities, and photographs of faculty and administrative staff. The majority of photographs are black and white gelatin prints but nineteenth-century albumen prints mounted on boards are also represented. The collection spans the late 1890s through the 1990s.

William Gardiner Transportation Collection

Oakland and San Francisco transit history in photographs

Local history as seen in selected photographs from the 1870s through the mid-1930s, taken or collected by William Gardiner, a Key System employee and early rail fan. Includes rare images of street cars, workers, bridges, the 1906 earthquake, construction, roadwork, and a variety of street scenes.

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 France (BnF). Cette archive numérique contient plus de 5000 images de la Révolution française et fait partie d’une collaboration entre les bibliothèques de l’Université de Stanford et la Bibliothèque nationale de France (BnF).

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 awareness of black culture in America as a music revolution. Fans rejected the commercial swing band sound of the day for high-energy hot jazz of the 20s, a music which had disappeared from the cultural landscape. A group of young San Francisco musicians, led by Lu Watters and Turk Murphy, are at the heart of the story documented in the Collection.

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 digitized in partnership with the American Academy in Rome, which houses the Fototeca Unione, founded by Ernest Nash in 1957.

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 service at, Stanford Libraries has brought the materials into catalog and makes this rich resource publicly available.

Bassi-Veratti Collection

The digital Bassi-Veratti archive

Digital archive made in collaboration with the Biblioteca Comunale dell'Archiginnasio, the Istituto per i Beni Artistici, Culturali e Naturali della Regione Emilia-Romagna, and Stanford Libraries relating to the life of influential Italian scientist Laura Bassi.

!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 Hershman Leeson as she developed her groundbreaking documentary, !Women Art Revolution, this archive provides the first-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways in which women were considered by the reigning art establishment.

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.

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 Libraries.

Stanford University Piano Roll Archive


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.

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 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

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.

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.

Images from the Stanford Medical History Center

Historical images of Stanford Medicine and of the field of medicine generally.

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 which were copied during the birth of printing.

Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts at Stanford

Resources for Research and Pedagogy

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

Chinese Comic Books (Lianhuanhua) at Stanford

This exhibition showcases the covers of the Lianhuanhua held at the East Asia Library to support use and studies of the collection.

Stanford Prison Experiment

August 15-21, 1971

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

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 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.

Stanford University Faculty Senate Records

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

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 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.

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. 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.

Eadweard Muybridge Collection

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

Stanford Stories From the Archives

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