Projects and initiatives

ePADD Project

ePADD is a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.

Funding for ePADD Phase 2 development is provided through an Institute of Museum & Library Studies (IMLS) National Leadership Grant (NLG) for Libraries. Additional funding was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), and by Stanford University Libraries' Payson J. Treat Fund for Library Program Development and Research.

The ePADD community website, including software and documentation is accessible here.

The ePADD Discovery Module for Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives is accessible here.

Edward A. Feigenbaum papers

Edward A. Feigenbaum, circa 1970sThe Edward A. Feigenbaum papers, featuring more than 16,000 documents, are now available online via: The collection documents Ed's work in artificial intelligence at Stanford University and includes administrative files, correspondence, project files, trip files, proposals, reports, reprints, Artificial Intelligence Lab memos, audio tapes, video tapes, and files on computer programs, mainly DENDRAL, MOLGEN, ARPA, EPAM, and SUMEX. Additional materials, including hundreds of audio and video recordings, can be accessed from the collection finding aid:

The collection is an outgrown of the Self Archiving Legacy Toolkit (SALT) Project, a multi-year initiative within Stanford University Libraries to enhance the ability of the University Archives to capture, preserve, and add meaning to the life-work collections of eminent faculty and researchers and make them available and discoverable via the Internet. The project was seed funded by the Stanford University President's Fund and helped develop software tools to enable digital archiving of unpublished distinguished faculty papers.