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Founded in 1976, the Stanford Historical Society (SHS) welcomes anyone with or without Stanford affiliation to join as a member. The society provides its members and supporters access to authentic Stanford stories, offering opportunities for preserving and sharing the university’s legacy and celebrating its history. Read more

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Lorry Lokey

Lorry I. Lokey, a pioneer in the news service business, discusses the founding and growth of Business Wire, and the sale of the company to Warren Buffet. He also reflects on the impact of his Stanford education and his work on The Stanford Daily.

Sandstone & Tile, Spring/Summer 2022

The latest issue of Sandstone & Tile includes articles about the legendary football coach John Ralston, Black football players at Stanford, and the History in Community conference and workshops.

Discover History

Palo Alto Stock Farm employees in front of the Red Barn

Sandstone & Tile

Mailed to all SHS members, Sandstone & Tile reports on what was happening in the university and publishes research articles on various aspects of Stanford history, in addition to serving as a chronicle of the history of the society.
Mural on the side of Okada House

Program Recordings

SHS programs address important topics including Stanford’s relationship with the Silicon Valley, the Stanford peace movement, the history of Title IX at Stanford, the Medical School, and the Stanford Prison Experiment.
Collage of oral history interviewees

Oral History Program

The Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program explores the institutional history of the university through interviews with faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and other members of the Stanford community.
View of the Main Quad with the foothills in the distance

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Your gifts and membership dues support the mission of the Stanford Historical Society to document, preserve, and disseminate important stories of Stanford University's rich history. Donations and membership dues are considered gifts to Stanford University and are tax-deductible.