Guide to the Stanford University Libraries Photographs

Processed by Patricia White; machine-readable finding aid created by Patricia White
Stanford University Libraries Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
Copyright © 2010 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


Call Number: PC0058
Creator: Stanford University. Libraries.
Title: Stanford University Libraries photographs
Dates: 1967-1993
Physical Description: 3.5 Linear feet
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Custodial History

Administrative transfers, 1994-2000

Information about Access


Ownership & Copyright

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.

Cite As

[Identification of item], Stanford University Libraries Photographs, PC 058, Stanford University Archives, Stanford, Calif.

Scope and Content

Prints, negatives, and slides documenting the libraries at Stanford University, including the Hopkins Marine Station; subjects include buildings, interiors, staff, collections, patrons, events, the Library Associates, the damage from the October 1989 earthquake, construction of the East Wing (1977-80), and the move of the Special Collections Department in 1989. Some images were prepared for the Libraries' annual reports. Individuals pictured include Ellen Poyet, David C. Weber, Cecil H. Green, Witold S. Sworakowski, and Warren Howell. There are also two photogaphs by Leo Holub of Janet Lewis, 1989.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Assorted Directors' Office, West Wing, Exterior shots of Green 1993:

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 2

Earthquake damage at Meyer, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 3

Earthquake, 1989

Physical Description: (color negatives)
Box 1, Folder 4

Earthquake damage Green West, including Hopkins Room, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 5

Earthquake damage Green Library, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints)
Box 1, Folder 6

Earthquake damage Green Library and staff meetings, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 6b

Earthquake damage Green Library and post-quake use of certain areas 1989

Box 1, Folder 7

Earthquake damage various libraries, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 8

Earthquake damage in Green West, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 9

Earthquake damage in Bender Room, 1989

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 10

Green, Cecil and directors, 1991

Physical Description: (B/W prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 11

Library Associates

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives; 2 B/W prints)
Box 1, Folder 12

Library Associates events, ca. 1990

Physical Description: (B/W prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 13

Negatives, mostly exterior of Green Library

Box 1, Folder 14

Negatives, miscellaneous

Box 1, Folder 15

Presentation of awards

Physical Description: (B/W prints and negatives)
Box 1, Folder 16

Seminar in Ida Green Room, possibly staff training

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 1, Folder 17

Statue in Meyer Library

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 1, Folder 18

Taube/Baron collection, reception at Humanities Center 1990

Box 2, Folder 1

Staff picnic Sept. 1988

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 2, Folder 2

Staff picnic 1988

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 2, Folder 3

Staff picnic and staff portraits, Roll C, 1988,

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 2, Folder 4

Staff picnic, Roll D, 1988

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 2, Folder 5

Staff picnic, Roll G, June 1988

Physical Description: (B/W prints)
Box 2, Folder 6

Weber, David C., reception for, June 5, 1991

Physical Description: (color prints and negatives)
Box 2, Folder 7

Annual Report, photos used for, 1990/91

Box 2, Folder 8

Annual Report, photos used for, 1991/92

Box 2, Folder 9

Assorted contact sheets: Green, Engineering, Music, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Physics, Art, and Branner Libraries

Box 2, Folder 10

Cubberley Library

Box 2, Folder 11

Distinguished Service Awards (91/92 year)

Box 2, Folder 12

General library images used for library insert in Stanford Daily (pre 1989)

Box 2, Folder 13

Green Library, assorted shots

Physical Description: (contact sheet)
Box 2, Folder 14

Green Library dedication (with 2 other events)

Box 2, Folder 15

Green Library exterior shots, pre October 1989

Box 2, Folder 16

Green Library interiors

Box 2, Folder 17

Green Library miscellaneous: Directors' Office staff, researchers

Physical Description: (negatives and contact sheet)
Box 2, Folder 18

Gutenberg bus

Box 2, Folder 19

Hopkins Marine Station Library

Box 2, Folder 20

Howell Award to William R. Moran, 1991

Box 2, Folder 21

Meyer Library

Box 2, Folder 22

Miscellaneous events

Box 2, Folder 23

Miscellaneous 4x5 negatives (identified)

Box 2, Folder 24

Miscellaneous prints

Box 2, Folder 25

Patrons and researchers

Box 2, Folder 26

Production items

Physical Description: (half-tones, screens)
Box 2, Folder 27

Selmy, Michael (student patron?)

Box 2, Folder 28

Special Collections circulation desk

Physical Description: (color print and slide)
Box 2, Folder 29

Special Collections, Field Reading Room, pre October 1989

Physical Description: (B/W print and negative)
Box 2, Folder 30


Box 2, Folder 31

Staff - Directors and others?; occasion unknown

Box 2, Folder 32

The Thinker sculpture

Box 2, Folder 33

ULC awards

Box 3

Binder of B/W negatives and contact sheets (prints from some of these negatives appear in Boxes 1 and 2), 1988-1990

Box 3

Boxed slides

Box 4

Negatives, prints, and slides of books and manuscripts from the Department of Special Collections, some used in the Libraries Annual Reports for 1984 and 1985; includes maps, fore-edge paintings, and illustrations from books. There are also a few images of volunteers working in the Department

Box 5, Folder 1

Annual Report 1988 images: staff, David Weber and curators, page from Russell Varian's notebook

Box 5, Folder 2

ASUL picnics at Jasper Ridge (Leo Holub photographs; includes two of Janet Lewis), 1988-1989

Box 5, Folder 3

Howell, Antoinette

Box 5, Folder 4

Poyet, Ellen, ca. 1988

Box 5, Folder 5

Special Collections items, to illustrate Annual Reports (mostly proof sheets, no date)

Box 5, Folder 6

Visiting Committee, 1988

Box 5, Folder 7

Meyer flood restoration crew, ca. 1978

Box 5, Folder 8

3 millionth book publicity photos (Witold Sworakowski, Rutherford Rogers, Julius Barclay, Elmer Grieder, Warren Howell), 1967

Box 5, Folder 9

Technical services open house (in Meyer Library), 1993

Box 5, Folder 10

Special Collections party for Linda Long's departure, 1996

Physical Description: (negatives and contact sheets)
Box 6, Folder 1

Slides of the construction of the east wing of S. U. Libraries, including images of the site prior to ground-breaking, 1977-1980

Box 6, Folder 2

Slides from the move of Special Collections books into the tiered stacks, January 1989

Box 7

Framed photographs of early S. U. Librarians: Dr. Woodruff, Herbert Nash, George T. Clark, C. H. Faust, Melvin Gilbert Dodge, and Nathan Van Patten

Box 8 os

Photographs from exhibits at Meyer Library on: Sculptures on campus ; Underground Press (photos by Joe Riley, includes negatives), ; and Libraries of Stanford, Orientation week, 1970 ca. 1980