Stanford Stories from the Archives

This is an Archive of a Past Event

In celebration of the university’s 125th, the Stanford University Archives is pleased to present Stanford Stories from the Archives, featuring letters, photographs, publications, objects, and ephemera that show the evolution and unique aspects of student life on the Farm. The primary exhibit and three satellite exhibits will be mounted in Green Library and the Arrillaga Alumni Center. An online version of the exhibition is available at:

Opening October 6, 2016, exhibit cases in the Bing Wing Rotunda explore specific topics central to the Stanford experience: Student Traditions, Activism, Housing, Overseas Study, and Fieldwork. Those in the Peterson Gallery on the 2nd floor examine student life decade by decade beginning with the Pioneer Class. The south lobby of Green Library's east wing features a display of "Athletic Firsts." Beginning October 20, 2016, "Stanford Innovators" will be on display inthe Bender Room, and the Arrillaga Alumni Center will feature "Incomparable: the Stanford Band."

Also on display will be Moments of Innovation--A Stanford Virtual Experiencea virtual reality film that highlights 125 years of innovation at Stanford. A collaboration between the Stanford University Archives and three graduate students in Stanford’s documentary filmmaking program, the film seamlessly weaves together historical images and audiovisual materials from the Archives with 360° video footage of iconic Stanford locations and experiences. The film is available on YouTube and will be available for viewing on a variety of devices at the reception, including an Oculus Rift at the David Rumsey Map Center, located on the 4th floor of Green Library’s Bing Wing.