The Stanford University Archives collects materials in all formats documenting the administrative, intellectual, cultural, and social history of Stanford from its founding to the present. The Archives serves as the principal repository for institutional records, faculty and personal papers, publications, associated organization records, and historical materials.
All materials relevant to Stanford University and the Stanford family are collected, regardless of treatment, format, or publication date. These can include history, biography, current information, fiction, drama, poetry, criticism, essays, bibliographies and reference works, statistical compilations, and reports.
The University Archives collects materials regardless of format, including electronic records.
Types of material and format include:
Please see the Transferring Materials page for more information on what the Archives collects from faculty, staff, and alumni.
Because we have full runs of the Stanford Quad and the Daily Palto Alto / Stanford Daily, we no longer collect these publications.
Likewise, due to their general availability, we no longer collect newspapers and popular journals published in the United States that contain coverage of Stanford University.
We also do not collect the following materials: