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Guide to the Papers of Stewart Brand M1237
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  • Title: Stewart Brand papers
    Identifier/Call Number: M1237
    Contributing Institution: Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 53.0 Linear feet (120 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes, 17 seven-inch reels, 15 audiocassettes, 140 micro-cassettes, 3 hard disk cartridges)
    Date (inclusive): 1954-2000
    Abstract: The Steward Brand papers contains correspondence, personal journals, manuscripts, photographs, poject records, articles, and publications.
    Physical Location: Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections, see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
    creator: Brand, Stewart

    Biographical/Historical note

    Stewart Brand was born December 14, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a private high school in New Hampshire, and then attended Stanford University where he studied biology. After graduating in 1960 he joined the U.S. Army and was trained as a parachutist. In 1962 he left the U.S. Army and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue photography. During this time he became involved in the legitimate scientific study on the effects of LSD, the study occurring in Menlo Park, California.
    Steward Brand is most well known for being the creator of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly. He also founded numerous organizations, such as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (WELL), the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation.
    He currently lives in Sausalito, California.

    Scope and Contents note

    The Stewart Brand papers are arranged in the following "Series" order:
    Series I, Boxes 1-16: Correspondence, 1954-1994; Series II, Boxes 17-22: Personal notebooks, datebooks, address books, 1955-1999; Series III, Boxes 23-29: Biographical, 1952-1997; Series IV, Boxes 30-107: Projects, 1967-2000; Series V, Boxes 108-116: Miscellaneous (includes newspaper/magazine articles); Series VI, Boxes 117-119: Media; and Series VII, Boxes 120-124:Business records, 1962-1993 (restricted)

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
    Brand, Stewart
    Brando, Marlon
    Coevolution Quarterly
    Engelbart, D. C., 1925-
    Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
    Global Business Network
    How Buildings Learn
    Kesey, Ken
    Learning Conference
    Long Now Foundation
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory
    Moss, Rose
    Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, N.M.)
    Sausalito (Calif.)
    Western Behavioral Sciences Institute.
    Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link
    Whole Earth Catalog