Upcoming Program

The Stanford Safari

Robert Siegel ’76, MA ’77, MD ’90, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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Clark Auditorium, Basement Level, The James H. Clark Center
318 Campus Drive (near Roth Way), Stanford
*You can enter the auditorium via the ground-level entrance in the atrium of the Clark Center. Alternatively, you can take the East Wing elevators located right by the Campus Drive entrance to the Clark Center. There is a door labeled E1.1 and the elevators are just inside and to the right.

Maps, directions, and parking information are available at the Clark Center web site.

Sandstone & Tile, Spring/Summer 2014
Volume 38, Number 2

Voter registration was a key goal of Freedom Summer. In 1964, two men demonstrated for voting rights in Greenwood, Mississippi. (Photo Credit: Wisconsin Historical Society / whi-97866)

Why They Went South: Stanford Newsman Bob Beyers and Mississippi Freedom Summer

By Roxanne Nilan

The cloistered calm of the Stanford campus is far removed from the hot, window-shattered shack on Lynch Street in Jackson, Mississippi,” reported a San Francisco newspaper in June 1964, “but in the mind of Bob Beyers, they have a certain unity.” Beyers, the 32-year-old director of the Stanford University News Service, was “vacationing,” along with some 40 Stanford students and several other staff and professors, in tension-torn Mississippi during that summer’s civil rights campaign. (read more)

Also In This Issue:

  • Freedom Summer: Crucible of Change
  • Lessons of Mississippi: An Interview with David Harris, ’67
  • Stanford through the Century
  • 2014 Historic House and Garden Tour
  • SHS Annual Meeting
  • From the President
  • Karen Bartholomew Award
  • Upcoming Society Activities
  • Read More...

Recent Programs Now Available Online

Stanford Historical Society
38
th Annual Members' Meeting & Reception
Featured Program

Stanford and Silicon Valley: A Thirty-Year History
John Hennessy, President and Bing Presidential Professor

 iTunes Audio (slides, pdf)

Freedom Summer

iTunes Audio
Membership Spotlight
Stanford Historical Society Membership

To join or renew your membership, use Stanford University's Make a gift now link. You can also use this link to give a gift membership or to make an additional contribution to SHS.

Click on the "Continue" button on the linked page. Enter the amount of your membership in the amount box on the next page, and under "Special Instructions/Other Designation" indicate the membership level you are choosing. If it is a gift membership, please indicate as such and provide the recipient's name and address in the "Special Instructions/Other Designation" field. Follow remaining directions on the site to complete your credit card transaction.

Publications Update
Stanford Street Names: A Pocket Guide. Revised and Updated

Why does Stanford have streets named Electioneer,
Lasuen, Charles Marx, Olmsted, and Santa Teresa?
A revised and updated pocket guide to Stanford streets tells all

If you have ever wondered about these or other street names on the Stanford campus, you have a kindred spirit in Stanford professor Richard W. Cottle.
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The book is available for $9.95 (plus $0.87 sales tax for CA residents and $4.00 shipping and handling fee per book) from the Stanford Historical Society, P.O. Box 20028, Stanford, CA 94309 or at the Stanford Bookstore. 

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