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Discover History

The Stanford Historical Society is the gateway to a rich array of historical content produced by the Historical Society and other organizations for the purposes of education and research. New content is added continuously. Visit the pages below to explore Stanford's multifaceted history. And we hope you would consider becoming a member or making a donation to support our continued efforts to create this rich content.


The Oral History Program explores the institutional history of the University through interviews with faculty, staff, alumni, and other Stanford community members.

Sandstone & Tile contains articles about Stanford history as well as news about Society activities and the University Archives.       

Enjoy many of the Society's past programs for free on podcast and video.

The SHS publications provide useful resources on significant aspects of Stanford history.

The Historic Houses Project shares the rich history of campus architecture and stories of early Stanford residents.

Explore Stanford history through these partner organizations.