The Stanford historical photograph collection, containing over 16,000 images. Series 1, General Photographs, documents the campus and campus life; subjects include athletics, original construction of the campus, individual buildings, students and student life activities, commencement activities, academic departments, and damage from the 1906 earthquake. Series 2, Stanford Family, contains photographs of family members and friends, Stanford residences, the Palo Alto Stock Farm, and the Central Pacific Railroad. Series 3, Biographical Photographs, contains images of faculty and administrative staff. Series 4 contains oversized images and Series 5 contains copy negatives. 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 1880s through the 1990s.