The University Archives was created in 1965 by the Board of Trustees to collect, preserve, and make available the historically and legally valuable records of the University and of Stanford community members. Adjunct to this responsibility is the collecting of all materials relating to the University's founders, Leland and Jane Lathrop Stanford, and to those family members who were associated with them in business ventures or the creation of Stanford University.
The University Archives features more than 2,100 collections, which include more than 30,000+ linear feet and more than 7 terabytes of material. These collections are rich sources of information regarding academics, university administration and student life, as well as the university's involvement in the development of Santa Clara Valley and the history of California and the West.
To explore deeper the myriad collections of the University Archives, visit:
- Stanford University Archives
- Stanford Historical Photograph Collection
- Stanford Digital Collections
- Online Archive of California
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