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Digital content
16412 items
Image
40 linear feet
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
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.
Special Collections
Digital content
366 items
Archive/Manuscript
5.5 linear feet (1 album: 375 unbound albumen photoprints; 375 photonegatives and 154 photoprints: stereograph, mounted)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Photographic series documenting construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, 1866-1869, presented both as an album and stereographs. Also includes mounted stereograph views of the Leland Stanford residence in Sacramento, 1862-1863. Collection includes copy negatives of Central Pacific series.
Special Collections
Digital content
107 items
Archive/Manuscript
5.25 linear feet
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Correspondence, telegrams; business, legal, financial, and official papers; speeches, journals, and newsclippings; and other materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of Stanford University.
Special Collections