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SHS members at the program, Walking the Farm Book Launch

Photo: Sunny Scott

Welcome to the Stanford Historical Society! We are glad that you are interested in becoming a member. The Stanford Historical Society welcomes everyone with or without Stanford affiliation to become members.

Founded in 1976 by Rosamond Clarke Bacon, ’32, with faculty, staff and alumni, the mission of the Society is to foster and support the documentation, study, publication, dissemination, and preservation of the history of Stanford University. It encourages the study and understanding of the ideals of the University's founders, and participates in University efforts such as Founders' Celebration and Stanford's 125th anniversary celebration to recognize the historical significance of University accomplishments. Your membership dues are important in supporting our mission and activities.

Membership Benefits

In addition to the satisfaction of supporting the Society's mission and activities, members receive:

  • Invitations to all SHS programs

  • Exclusive access to members-only events, and to the annual members' meeting and reception

  • Three mailed copies of Sandstone & Tile each year

  • Recognition as a donor to SHS & Stanford University

Membership is for one year and we appreciate membership subscriptions at any level. SHS is part of Stanford University, a 501(c)(3) organization. SHS membership dues are considered gifts to Stanford University and are tax-deductible. Stanford’s federal tax ID number is 94-1156365. We invite you to join us at one of the following membership categories.

Membership Categories

Current Stanford Student $10 Supporting Member $250
Individual Member $60 Sustaining Member $500
Family Member $100 Benefactor Circle $1,000
Contributing Member $150 Historian Circle $5,000

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To join SHS, to renew your membership or to give a gift membership online, use the buttons below. The buttons will take you to Stanford University's Make A Gift page. Enter the amount of your membership in the amount box on the linked page. Under "Special Instructions/Other Designation" indicate the membership level you are choosing. If it is a gift membership, please indicate as such and provide the recipient's name and address (and email address if available) in the "Special Instructions/Other Designation" field. Then click on the "Stanford Account" button to continue. If you do not have a Stanford Account, you can either follow that link to create an account or click the "Continue as Guest" button to complete your credit card transaction.





If you are planning to join SHS, renew your membership or give a gift membership during the Bay Area shelter-in-place, please make it online (instructions above) or by phone (866) 543-0243, specifying that it is a gift for the Stanford Historical Society. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to Stanford University and note in the Memo section Stanford Historical Society. Please mail to this address:

Stanford Historical Society
P.O. Box 20028
Stanford, CA 94309

Questions? Email or call (650) 725-3332.

Current Members

Current members should contact with any changes or updates to their membership status or contact information.