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Oral History Projects

Groups of women students in a folksinging group
Interviews with Stanford alumni about their student days and life after Stanford.
Students in line as they receive diplomas at 1957 commencement ceremony
Interviews with members of the Stanford graduating class of 1957 conducted during their fiftieth reunion weekend in 2007. Topics include Stanford student life and traditions during the 1950s, residence halls, memorable Stanford faculty and visitors, favorite Stanford moments, and reflections on...
Image of art students at easels in Quad. 1950s
Interviews with members of the Stanford graduating class of 1958 conducted during their fiftieth reunion weekend in 2008. Topics include Stanford student life and traditions during the 1950s, residence halls, memorable Stanford faculty and visitors, favorite Stanford moments, and reflections on...
Stanford University Museum of Art
The Arts at Stanford Oral History Project aims to conduct oral history interviews with Stanford faculty, staff, donors, and others to illuminate the history and evolution of the arts at Stanford. The first phase of the project focuses on the visual arts at Stanford, especially the collections and...
The collection contains interviews with four Stanford athletes who have been inducted into Stanford's Athletic Hall of Fame. The interviews were conducted in 2010 by Jim Rutter.
The Stanford Athletics Oral History Project examines the evolution of Stanford University’s athletic program since the 1960s. It aims to document the program's journey from “good to great,” identify individual contributors and institutional decisions contributing to program growth, and situate...
Interviews with community members who have witnessed change over time at Stanford.
Stanford faculty in regalia walking through arches
Life histories of Stanford faculty members from across the university. Topics include family background and early life, undergraduate and graduate education, pre-Stanford career, coming to Stanford, research, teaching, university service, and more.
Photo of faculty senate meeting in 2018
Through interviews with former Stanford Faculty Senate chairs, academic secretaries, and others, this project captures first-hand accounts of the senate’s origins and operational character, its evolution and impact, and the events it has grappled with over the years. Launched to recognize the 50th...

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