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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
Voices from the Hennessy Presidency: Collected Interviews with University Leaders, 2000-2016Candid reflections from 21 Stanford leaders on the Hennessy years, 2000 to 2016.
How a Stanford Speech Scandal Led to the Invention of Academic Freedom: The Case of Edward A. RossProf. Emily J. Levine discussed the story of how a scandal at Stanford led to the invention of the term academic freedom that then took on a life of its own.
Fall 2022, Volume 46, No. 3The latest issue of Sandstone & Tile features Carl B. Schmidt's history of the Music Department in 1946–1964 and Roxanne Nilan's article on the collapse of the Pacific Coast Conference in 1957 due to the defection of USC and UCLA.
Please visit this page in August for information about the 2023-2024 programs. Meanwhile, please watch or listen to the recordings of recent Stanford Historical Society programs.