Notable collections

KZSU Project South Interviews

Transcripts and audio recordings of interviews with Civil Rights workers in the South recorded by Stanford students during the summer of 1965.

KZSU Project South

!Women Art Revolution

First-person histories of the pioneering individuals who challenged the ways women were seen by the reigning art establishment.

20th Century American Paperback Humor Collection

The collection contains 2500 individual paperback humor and joke books in a variety of subject areas.

Down, Marmaduke! / Brad Anderson

African-American related sheet music, and sheet music written by African Americans, 1851-1974

Sheet music depicting African Americans, or written by African American composers.

Ma Ragtime Baby, by Fred S. Stone. NY: Myll Bros., 1899

Alan Farley Collection

The Alan Farley Collection consists primarily of recordings made for the radio program Book Talk on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, California.

Alan Farley

Aldine Collection

Books from the Aldine Press, founded in 1494 by Aldus Manutius and continued by his grandson, Aldo, until his death in 1597.

Aldine printer's device

Ambassador Auditorium Collection

Files of the organizational departments of the Ambassador Auditorium as well as audio and video recordings.

Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena, CA

Anderson Photograph Collection of YWCA in China, 1920s-1940s

The private photography collection of Miss Elsie Anderson, who spent seventeen years in China as a Secretary for Young Women's Christian Association of China (YWCA) 中華基督教女青年會 between 1920s-1940s.

YWCA photo

Andrei Voznesenskii Papers

Andrei Voznesenskii was one of the foremost poets of post-Stalinist Russia. The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, photograph, personal files, media materials, writings about him, and ephemera.

Andrei Voznesenskii at awards ceremony, 2008

Baha'i Collection

A collection of collections, originating from one of the most extensive private libraries of materials related to the Baha'i Faith, includes thousands of books, letters, newspaper clippings, photographs and early Baha’i publications from many countries and in various languages, from Urdu to Japanese to Greenlandic.

The Fund for the Jack and Arden Lee Baha'i Collection

Ben Schmidt Collection of Lute and Viol Music

The Schmidt Collection contains primarily photocopies of original and transcribed music for viol and lute gathered from a variety of libraries and archival repositories.

Blanche Thebom Collection

The Blanche Thebom Collection consists of scores, correspondence, publicity, production notes, and media from the mezzo-soprano's post-Met career as teacher and director.

Blanche Thebom as Laura, in La Gioconda

Bob Arnold Collection

Bob Arnold was a popular music historian and collector in Albany, California. His collection consists of his research and correspondence, and includes scrapbooks, program notes, interviews on cassette, and compilations on open reel tape drawn from his music collection. Perhaps his most successful project was about a 1930s jazz singer named Midge Williams.

The Williams Quartette

Bob Fitch photography archive

The Bob Fitch photography archive is the complete archive of activist photographer Bob Fitch of Watsonville, California.

Cesar Chavez, 1973

California Legislative Journal Appendixes

Reports and documents from 1855 to 1893 on topics such as land use, natural resource management, health and welfare, transportation, and finance.

California State Capitol, Sacramento

Caricatures of Black Americans : sheet music, 1861-1947

White perceptions of African American as portrayed in the cover illustrations of sheet music.

Ambolina Snow, by Bodine and Maywood. London: Wickens & Co., 1896

Chinese Comic Books

Chinese comic books (连环画) are a popular medium to entertain and to educate the public in China. The collection contains about 300 comic books, the majority published after 1949, from 50s to 70s and during the Cultural Revolution.

Bai Mao Nü

Copyright Renewal Database

Searchable copyright renewal records received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1993 for books published between 1923 and 1963.

Copyright symbol

Corporation of Foreign Bondholders (UK) & Foreign Bondholders Protective Council (US)

The collection contains CFB Annual Reports (1868-1988) and FBPC Annual Reports (1934-1967). Archival materials detail the economies of various countries.

Seal of the United States Foreign Bondholders Protective Council (FBPC) on their annual reports.

Dane Rudhyar papers, 1922-1973

Includes manuscripts of musical compositions, and correspondence (1924-1973)

Primavera [1928], manuscript detail

David Rumsey Map Collection

Collection focusing on the Mapping of North America, also contains maps from around the world. The majority of the collection is from the 16th - 21st century.

The David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University Libraries

Denis Condon Collection of Reproducing Pianos and Rolls

Over his lifetime, Denis Condon (1933-2012) amassed a collection of over 7500 piano rolls and ten instruments. The collection contains rolls of important composers of the period, all playing their own works.

Dime Novels Full Text

Complete texts of 100 books from the series, Secret Service, illuminate perceptions of race in turn-of-the-century America.

Nemo, King of the Tramps

Documents to the People (DttP)

The collection includes 138 digitized journal issues (1972-2002) documenting the emergence of the government documents specialization within the field of librarianship.

Official logo of "DttP: Documents to the People," the official publication of the Government Documents Round Table (GODORT) of the American Library Association (ALA).

Donald E. Knuth Papers

Papers reflect his work in the study and teaching of computer programming, computer systems for publishing, and mathematics.

Donald E. Knuth

Donald Pippin Collection

The Donald Pippin Collection consists primarily of Pippin's English translations of opera librettos available as pdf files.

Donald Pippin

Douglas Menuez Photography Collection

Photojournalism, fine art documentary work, and commercial photography capture the people and places of an emerging Silicon Valley.

Steve Jobs, 1986

Drink and the Victorians: A History of the British Temperance Movement

This collection consists of over 1200 items, published roughly between 1800 and 1980. It contains 845 pamphlets, 110 journals and periodicals, and 325 books.

The Drink Problem and its Solution

Eadweard Muybridge Photographs

Collection includes original Muybridge glass plate negatives and prints, as well as modern day copy prints of his photographs. Original materials include images of the Stanfords' residences in Sacramento and San Francisco, and two printed cards from his horse in motion series.

Edward A. Feigenbaum Papers

Primarily concerns his work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University.

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970s

Eliasaf Robinson Tel Aviv Collection

A virtual exhibit and digital collection celebrating the centennial of the founding of "The First Hebrew City."

Houses in Hayarkon Street, Tel-Aviv

Fernando Fernández music collection

Includes popular sheet music, often either in manuscript or with annotations.

"Cuando tu vuelvas a mi," words by Fernando Fernández, music by Abel Domínguez, 1944.

Florence Underwood Collection

Florence Underwood studied with Darius Milhaud at Mills College in the 1940s. The collection consists primarily of her written music and the research she conducted to write the music. In addition, scrapbooks, personal, and legal papers make up a portion of the collection.

Florence Underwood

Frank Mace MacFarland Opisthobranchiate Molluscan Collection

MacFarland's long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought him world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals.

MacFarland Collection book plate

Frederick E. Brasch Collection of Newton and Newtoniana

Books and manuscripts related to Isaac Newton and the development of the physical sciences in the 17th century.

Progymnasmata alchemiae, 1607

Frederick Emmons Terman Book Collection

The books in the Terman collection represent Dr. Terman's personal copies of editions of his works in English and foreign language editions presented to him by friends, translators or publishers.

Fred Terman

Frederick Emmons Terman Papers

Documents all phases of his long and influential career as an educator, electronics engineer, administrator, and author.

Frederick Emmons Terman

Gary Hickling Collection on Lotte Lehmann

Includes correspondence and research notes related to Hickling's discography of Lehmann's performances.

Lehmann as the Marschallin

GATT Digital Library

Over 59,000 public documents and 300 publications of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade on topics related to post-WWII international trade.

GATT image of the partial globe

George Antheil Collection

George Antheil was an avant-garde composer and pianist whose performances caused riots. The collection consists of George Antheil's correspondence. All but one of the letters are photocopies; the dates range from 1920 to 1959.

Antheil's signature

Gerhard Samuel Collection

Papers and recordings from American conductor and composer Gerhard Samuel (1924-2008), particularly from his years conducting the Oakland Symphony, Minneapolis Symphony, and University of Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra.

Gerhard Samuel

Glen McLaughlin Map Collection: California as an Island

This collection of 17th and 18th century maps depict California as an island.

Hanna House Collection

Correspondence, blueprints, drawings, photographs, and other records relating to the planning, design and construction of the campus home of Professor and Mrs. Paul R. Hanna designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Frank Lloyd Wright

Henry Cowell Collection

This collection contains Sydney Cowell's donations of published scores and recordings of her husband's music.

Anne Parker Wigglesworth, Portrait of Henry Cowell. 1964. Oil on canvas, 92 x 60 cm. Gift of Henry Cowell Coolidge Wigglesworth.

Herbert Matter Photograph Collection

This is the collection of former Yale professor Herbert Matter, known for his films, photography, and experimental art printing.

Light drawing, 1943

History of Artificial Intelligence

Streaming audio and video of a variety of events and activities from Stanford, Silicon Valley, and the larger artificial intelligence community.

"Lunar Vehicle Remote Control" (n.d.): still from the earliest film in Stanford Collections showing a prototype lunar rover

Hopkins Marine Station Student Papers

Papers done by Stanford undergraduates along with student papers from other institutions where Hopkins Marine Station was the study site.

Hopkins Marine Station sketch

Hopkins Marine Station Student Papers

From 1963 - 2011, Hopkins Marine Station offered Biology courses 175H or 176H. Students in these courses developed and conducted research projects in the area around the station, and the culmination of each of their efforts was a final paper. Copies of these papers were deposited in the station’s library, and we now have over 750 undergraduate research papers in our collection.

A circular logo with a blue wave inside and the words Hopkins Marine Station around the perimeter.

Huang-Bernhardt Collection of Chinese Legal Documents

Philip C. C. Huang and Kathryn Bernhardt are Professors of Chinese History at UCLA who, over 25 years of research and teaching, amassed a unique collection of legal and administrative documents reproduced from Chinese archives.

Ba Xian dang an

Hurd Collection

The Paul DeHart Hurd Collection on Science Education includes materials on the teaching of science, science education policy, curriculum, and related topics.

Head shot of Paul Hurd

Immigration Commission Report & Report on Women and Child Wage Earners

Two important early 20th century reports from the US Serial Set.

Incunabula Collection

An ever-expanding collection of books printed before 1501. Stanford Special Collections currently holds about 240 specimens, and there are additional books housed at the Lane Medical Library.

Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville Collection

The Issei Oral History Project in Watsonville consists of interviews conducted by Kazuko Nakane from 1978 to 1983 with fifteen Japanese-American residents in Watsonville, California.

Front cover image from Nothing Left in my Hands by Kazuko Nakane

Jack Lund Collection

The Jack Lund Collection contains personal papers of Jack Lund, an avid classical music collector, as well as numerous newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, and music books.

Arturo Toscanini poses on a ship's deck

James Schwabacher Collection

The James Schwabacher Collection consists of sound recordings, correspondence, scores, scrapbooks, clippings, programs, teaching material and other papers from San Francisco philanthropist and lyric tenor James Schwabacher.

James Schwabacher

Jane Stanford Papers

Documents the founding and administration of Stanford University, along with her personal and social affairs.

Jane Stanford

Japanese DVD and Blu-ray Collection

Starting in 2014, the Japanese collection at Stanford started acquiring noteworthy movies. Currently this collection boasts over twenty recent Japanese documentaries and award-winning films.

Japanese DVD and BluRay Collection

Japanese Juvenile Literature related to the 3/11 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accident

There have been many publications related to the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident, but among the most poignant are the efforts of authors to explain this incident to children.  Stanford is currently building a collection of these materials.

Japanese Juvenile Literature related to the 3/11 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Accident

Japanese rare materials related to travel

A large collection of prints from the 17th through the mid-20th century, including souvenir images of temple-shrine complexes and other destinations, illustrating cultural changes as well as improvements in printing technology.

Nara meisho saikenzu

Japanese textbook (kyokasho) collection

Stanford has over 400 Japanese textbooks from the early twentieth century (and some more recent ones also).

Japanese textbook (kyokasho) collection

Jascha Heifetz Collection

The Heifetz Collection features recordings by the violinist and a rare unpublished recording by Leopold Auer.

Jenny Lind Collection

The collection includes correspondence (1835-1897), financial papers, musical compositions, and other papers.

Detail from Lind's vocal exercise book used at the Royal Conservatory.

Jim Cullum Collection

Tape recordings of the Happy Jazz Band and the Jim Cullum Jazz Band covering over 30 years of the band's performances. The collection also contains performances by other noteworthy performers including Jack Teagarden and Bobby Hackett.

l to r: Jim Cullum Sr., Willson Davis, Louis Armstrong, Harvey Kindervater, and Jim Cullum Jr., 1965.

John McCarthy Papers

Materials pertaining to McCarthy's research and his teaching at Stanford and MIT.

John McCarthy

Joint Committee on Atomic Energy Digital Library

This digital library contains 144,000 pages of source materials from the hearings of the committee from 1946 to 1977.

Plot of the effects of a 83 kiloton nuclear attack on Washington, DC (centered on the White House). From a briefing to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy by the US Atomic Energy Commission, February 18, 1953, following the successful detonation of the first hydrogen bomb in late 1952. Source: Legislative Archives, National Archives, Washington, DC.

Joseph Brodsky Papers from the Archives of the Katilius Family

Brodsky was a Russian and American poet and essayist, awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987. The collection includes correspondence with the Katilius family; draft and published poems; drawings; and photographs.

Joseph Brodsky, 1988

Judith Rosen Collection

The Judith Rosen Collection consists of unpublished recordings of performances, lectures, and radio programs concerning classical music, focusing on twentieth century composition, as well as women musicians and composers.

Grażyna Bacewicz

Julio de Osma Collection

The collection includes over 100 music manuscripts by Spanish composer Julio de Osma.

Detail from Danza Tropical (1922)

Kawaraban: Early Modern News Sheets from Japan

Kawaraban "tile-block printing" broadsheets reported on natural disasters, gossip, important events and festivals throughout the Edo period (1600-1868).  

Yuruganu odai kaname no ishizue

Ken Ackerman Collection

The Ken Ackerman Collection consists of broadcast recordings of live jazz performances from the 1950s and 60s, captured at various clubs in San Francisco, particularly Club Hangover.

Earl Hines, New York, ca. Mar. 1947

Kirsten Flagstad Collection

Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962) was known as the premier Wagnerian soprano of her time.

Kirsten Flagstad

Kline/Roethke Collection

Eighteenth and nineteenth century books of English literature, international politics, and illustrated works.

Kline Roethke Field Room collection case

Kronos Quartet Collection

The Kronos Quartet has donated part of its collection of chamber music to the Music Library. Some scores are integrated into the general scores collection; a large part of the collection has been inventoried and is stored off site.

Kronos Quartet (l-r: Hank Dutt, David Harrington, Jeffrey Zeigler, John Sherba)

KSFO Collection

The KSFO collection consists of audiovisual material and ephemera from this San Francisco radio station's years owned by Golden West Broadcasting, 1956-1983.

KSFO logo circa 1950-1965

Larry Sitsky Piano Roll Catalog Collection

This comprehensive rollography represents years of work documenting all known reproducing piano rolls of classical music ever issued.

Sitsky piano roll catalogs

Leigh Ortenburger Collection

Leigh Ortenburger was an American mountaineer and photographer. He wrote the classic mountaineering guidebook, A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range. The collection includes correspondence, manuscripts, subject files, photographs, and negatives.

Leland Stanford Papers

Materials relating to the construction of the Central Pacific Railroad, Stanford's political career, business and financial interests, and the founding and construction of Stanford University.

Leland Stanford, 1824-1893.

Leon Kolb Collection of Portraits

Engravings, etchings, mezzotints, lithographs, and acquatints, circa 1600-1850.

Queen Anne at Kensington Palace

Lucie King Harris Collection

Lucie King Harris was an arts patron, a philanthropist, and an ardent horsewoman. The Lucie King Harris Books for Music Fund was the first endowed fund in Music at Stanford University. This collection of piano/vocal and solo piano music belonging to Lucie King Harris.

Melinda's Wedding Day, by Goodwin/McCarthy/Piantadosi (c. 1913)

Lully Project

The Lully Project is a repository of primary sources on microfilm originally gathered in support of publication of works of Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687).

Detail from engraving by P. Mignard.

MacFarland Collection

Frank Mace MacFarland was a member of Stanford faculty for almost sixty years. His long and intensive study of the nudibranchs brought Dr. MacFarland world-wide recognition as an authority on the life and habits of these animals. In the early summer of 1892 Dr. MacFarland came to Stanford as an instructor and advanced student, less than a year after the University first opened. During his long association with the University, Dr. MacFarland contributed much to its development.

Olive and Frank Mace MacFarland

Maps of Africa

Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries.

Iconic image for the Antiquarian maps of Africa from the collections of the late Dr. Oscar I. Norwich and the Stanford University Libraries.

Mario Ancona Collection

The Mario Ancona Collection includes photographs, memorabilia, sound recordings, and more related to Ancona's career.

Mario Ancona

Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature

Mary L. Schofield Collection of Children's Literature in Special Collections

Schofield collection bookplate

Memorial Library of Music

Scores of operas, symphonic works, chamber music, and choral works by major composers from the 17th to 20th centuries.

Gaetano Donizetti. Excerpt from Betly (La capanna svizzera). Original manuscript. 1836. MLM 264

Morley Baer Photographs

Photographs of Stanford University buildings done by Baer for the architects for the University.

Law School

Musical Acoustics Research Library

The MARL collection consisting of nearly 60 linear feet of materials is dedicated to the study of all aspects of musical acoustics.

Catgut Acoustical Society logo

Newberry collection of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth century composers, 1830-1930

Letters, manuscripts and printed works by composers including Brahms, Debussy, Cimarosa, Piatti, and Franchomme.

Letter from Debussy to G. Moureg, 1919

Newspapers published during the Allied Occupation of Japan, 1945-1952

A hidden jewel of the Japanese collection is the vast assortment of newspapers held at

Philip G. Zimbardo Papers

Research and teaching files, professional files and correspondence, audiovisual materials, professional papers, and materials documenting the Stanford Prison Experiment.

Philip G. Zimbardo

Philosophy Talk

Philosophy Talk is a talk radio program founded by Stanford professors John Perry and Ken Taylor.

Philosophy Talk logo

Preventing Genocide

This collection from Dr. David A. Hamburg includes the documentary, Preventing Genocide, and videotaped interviews with world leaders in the prevention of mass violence.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu

R. Buckminster Fuller Collection

Fuller's versatile career as an architect, lecturer, mathematician, writer, and social critic is documented extensively.

R. Buckminster Fuller

Rare Japanese materials from the 1940s and 1950s

Over 2000 titles published during in the 1940s and 1950s, held by few (if any) other libraries in the world. Important primary sources for scholars of the 20th century, the titles cover topics such as colonial territories, nuclear radiation, communism, labor, industrial mobilization, agriculture.

The image is the Japanese character for the term, "classified.'

Regina Derieva Papers

This collection documents the life and career of the Russian poet. It contains correspondence, manuscripts, personal papers, audio material, photographs, drawings and paintings, newspaper clippings, and printed materials.

Regina Derieva in Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 1972

Reid W. Dennis Collection of California Lithographs

San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes, as well as San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey.

Chronicle Building, San Francisco

Rev. Richards A. Zariņš papers

The personal archive of Latvian American pastor, author, bibliophile and collector Richards Zariņš (1913-2006) contains his personal papers and the records of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York.

Rev. Richards Zariņš

Richard Bonelli Collection

The Bonelli Collection includes letters, programs, scores, scrapbooks, recordings, posters, and news clippings.

Richard Crooks Collection

Richard Crooks was a tenor with the Metropolitan Opera Company.

Richard Crooks as Pinkerton

Richard Finnie Collection

Open reel tape recordings made by documentary filmmaker, photographer, ethnographer, and historian Richard Sterling Finnie.

Richard Finnie and friends

Richard Hadlock Annals of Jazz Collection

Open reel tape recordings of the “Annals of Jazz” radio program produced and hosted by historian and educator Richard Hadlock, broadcast on KCSM, San Mateo between 1982 and 1991.

Richard Hadlock

Richard Maxfield Collection

The Richard Maxfield Collection consists of electronic music written by Maxfield on open reel tape from 1959 to 1964.

Tape container for Wind (1961)

Riverwalk Jazz Collection

Riverwalk Jazz: Live At The Landing educated and entertained public radio listeners with a program devoted to celebrating traditional jazz and popular music of the pre-war era.

Riverwalk Jazz logo

Ruth and Mario Chamlee Collection

Tenor Mario Chamlee sang at the leading opera houses in the United States and abroad. His wife Ruth was a soprano and noted singing teacher.

Ruth and Mario Chamlee in Manon

Samson / Copenhagen Judaica Collection

Samson collection of Judaica once belonging to the Jewish Community of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bookplate for the Samson collection of Judaica

Stanford collection of juvenile literature published in Japan

The East Asia Library has a robust collection of nearly 400 award-winning Japanese-language books for children.

Stanford collection of juvenile literature published in Japan

Stanford Football Game Programs

Stanford football game program covers, 1892-2013.

1971 Rose Bowl program

Stanford Geological Survey Collection

450 maps and 50 field notebooks survey and map parts of California, Nevada, and Utah.

Geology of the Pine Mountain area, Ventura County, California

Stanford Historical Photograph Collection

More than 16,000 images documenting Stanford University and its founders.

Stanford family

Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews

Explores the institutional history of Stanford, with an emphasis on the tranformative post-WWII period.

Jing Lyman

Stanford manga collection

Stanford has a robust manga collection boasting more than 330 titles.  To review the titles, search for "Stanford manga collection."

Stanford manga collection

Stanford University Architectural Drawings Collection

Drawings of campus buildings and other properties owned by the university and faculty.


Stanford University Audio Collection

Audio recordings of Stanford events and activities.

Campus planning

Stanford University Map Collection

Maps of campus, other lands owned by Jane and Leland Stanford or the University, and adjacent communities.

Stanford University Poster Collection

Documents academic and student life, including athletics, drama, lectures, films, musical events, organizations, dances, parties and other social events, and political activities.

Bruce Connor, Three Films

Stanford University Publications

Online access to selected catalogs and administrative publications of Stanford University published between 1891 and 2001.

Stanford songs

Stanford University Video Collection

Video recordings documenting Stanford University events, 1934- .

Television in classrooms

Stanford's collection of Japanese woodblock print books

The East Asia Library has a collection of nearly 550 Japanese woodblock print (hanpon) books printed during the 18th and 19th century.

Stanford hanpon collection

Stephen P. Timoshenko Collection

Books from the collection of Stephen Prokofyevich Timoshenko (1878-1972), often referred to as the father of applied mechanics in the United States.

Timoschenko Collection

Steven Chu Papers

Papers pertain primarily to topics in physics and include notes, overhead transparencies from his lectures, reprints, articles, memos, proposals, correspondence, charts, drawings, notebooks, and audiovisual materials. Subjects include electric dipole moment, diode lasers, and dye lasers; there are some materials pertaining to departmental matters.

Steven Chu, professor of physics, in laser lab.

Streaming Media Collections

The Libraries provide streaming access to a variety of services that make video, film and television titles available to the Stanford community for research and instruction.  This page provides links to several of these services for searching or browsing through broad subject categories.  Titles provided by these services are also cataloged individually in Searchworks and can reached via links provided in these catalog records.  


Thirty-six digitized texts, written in French between 1716 and 1835, investigate the mysterious perimeters of knowledge beyond Locke.

Dupuis, Charles-François. Planches de l'origine de tous les cultes, ou Religion universelle: par Dupuis. Paris: H. Agasse, 1794.
Image: Dessiné par Ducondray, gravé à l’eau-forte par Pauquet, terminé au burin par P. H. Triere.

Taube-Baron Collection of Jewish History and Culture

Taube-Baron collection of Jewish studies and culture, from the library of Professor Salo Wittmayer Baron.

The Durand-Lesley Propeller Collection

The Durand-Lesley propellers are the surviving artifacts of an experiment in early aviation history which defined a methodology still in use today.

Durand-Lesley Propellers

The Monterey Jazz Festival Collection

Recordings of live performances throughout the history of this enduring American cultural institution.

Monterey Jazz Festival logo

The Women's Philharmonic Collection

From 1981 to 2004, The Women's Philharmonic was a San Francisco-based professional orchestra dedicated to the promotion of women composers, conductors, and performers.

A glimpse of The Women's Philharmonic scores, shelved in the Music Reference Room.

Theodore Fagan Collection

This is the personal collection of Theodore Fagan, United Nations translator, author, and music collector.

Ted Fagan

Venezky Collection

The Venezky Collection contains primers and readers published in the U.S. between the end of the eighteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century.

Head shot of Richard L. Venezky, a leading expert in the history of literacy and reading

William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection

The William C. Lynch Dennis Brain Collection principally consists of commercial and unpublished recordings of the world renowned British horn player, Dennis Brain (1921-1957).

French Horn

William R. and Louise Fielder Sheet Music Collection

2,532 individual pieces of sheet music, sheet music lithographs, and music related broadsides from the United States in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Broadside advertising Belasco's Girl of the Golden West, at the New Alcazar Theater (San Francisco, 1908)

William Shockley Papers

Professional and personal papers documenting research on transistors and electronics; genetic influences on intelligence; and science education.

William Shockley

Yehudi Menuhin Collection

The Menuhin Collection contains many test pressings of Menuhin's performances as a violin soloist.

Yehudi Menuhin

Yevgeny Aleksandrovich Yevtushenko Papers

Yevtushenko is one of the foremost Soviet and Russian poets. He is also a novelist, essayist, dramatist, screenwriter, publisher, actor, editor, and director of several films.
Yevtushenko reading at the Library of Congress

Zygmunt Haupt Papers

Haupt (1907-1975) was a Polish writer and painter. The collection contains correspondence, literary manuscripts, notes, drawings and photographs.