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Program Recordings

Many of the Society's past programs are now available as audio podcast and video through the Stanford iTunes and Youtube sites!! To listen to an audio podcast, open iTunes to download and subscribe to podcasts. Program recordings will be uploaded continuously as they become available.

March 2, 2016 | Video

The United States had been at war for over a year in the spring of 1943 when Edith Dowley left her teaching post at the laboratory school of University of Michigan to head to Portland, Oregon. There, industrialist Henry Kaiser, the father of modern shipbuilding, had created two state-of-the-art Children's Centers to care for the offspring of the four thousand women workers responsible for producing the "bridge of ships" that carried troops, food, fuel, ammunition, and medicine to the fighting fronts. By the end of the war in June 1945, the Kaiser Children's Centers had cared for 3,811...

February 18, 2016 | Audio

2015 marked the 150th anniversary of the introduction of large numbers of Chinese workers on the construction of the first transcontinental railway across North America. May 10, 2019 will be the 150th anniversary of Leland Stanford’s driving...

January 19, 2016 | Audio

As America entered World War I in 1917, Stanford University leased three-fourths of its Palo Alto land to allow the creation of an Army training camp, Camp Fremont, headquartered in present-day Menlo Park. The camp brought the war and its controversies home. Stanford adapted to the proximity of 28,000 soldiers, and the foothills acquired a trench ground and artillery range where dugouts and unexploded ordnance occasionally still emerge decades later. Peace broke out before most Camp Fremont troops saw battle, but the skills they acquired helped transform the West. Barbara Wilcox,...