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Stanford Historical Photograph Collection  


The Stanford Historical Photograph Collection contains more than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders. Photographs in the collection come from a wide variety of sources, including university offices and organizations, academic departments, and donations from alumni and others. The majority of the photographs are black and white gelatin prints, but nineteenth-century albumen prints are also represented as are cyanotypes and color prints. While some images may be as small as 2x2 inches, most are between 4x5 inches and 8x10 inches in size. The collection spans the late 1880s through the 1990s. More recent photographs can be found at the Stanford News Service. Please note that only a portion of the collection has been digitized so far.

To learn how to access digitized images from the collection, see Using the Collection. For information on how to view other images and material in the collection, see Access and Permissions.

View Stanford Historical Photograph Collection in Image Gallery and Luna Insight Browser