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Stanford University

Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California founded in 1885Created by: PICRYLDated: 2016
Stanford Memorial Arch at Stanford University, [Palo Alto, California]
Stanford University is a private research university in Stanford, California founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former Governor of and U.S. Senator from California and railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15.
Tuition was free until 1920. The university struggled financially after Leland Stanford's 1893 death and again after much of the campus was damaged by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Following World War II, Provost Frederick Terman supported faculty and graduates' entrepreneurialism to build self-sufficient local industry in what would later be known as Silicon Valley.
The main campus is in northern Santa Clara Valley adjacent to Palo Alto and between San Jose and San Francisco.
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Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, California

Memorial Church on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto, Califo...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... more

Occident. Owned by Leland Stanford. Driven by Jas. Tennant

Occident. Owned by Leland Stanford. Driven by Jas. Tennant

H9139 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit 1877 Aug. 11. Note on front of photo: Photographed by Muybridge in less than the one-thousandth part of a second, while the horse was trotting at the rate of thirty... more

Leland Stanford Museum from "The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone ... Reprinted from “Engineering.” [With a preface by J. Dredge, and with illustrations.]"

Leland Stanford Museum from "The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone...

This image has been taken from scan 000121 from "The Yosemite, Alaska, and the Yellowstone ... Reprinted from “Engineering.” [With a preface by J. Dredge, and with illustrations.]". The title and subject terms ... more

College girls play basket-ball - match game between students of Stanford University and the University of California

College girls play basket-ball - match game between students of Stanfo...

Halftone repro. of drawing by E.J. Meeker. Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 82 (1896 May 7), p. 318. Caption card tracings: Sports... more

Western entrance to inner quadrangle, Leland Standford Junior University

Western entrance to inner quadrangle, Leland Standford Junior Universi...

Title from item. Title on inventory list: Quad entrance, Standford Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51337". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is avail... more

Main entrance and driveway, Leland Standford Junior University

Main entrance and driveway, Leland Standford Junior University

Title from item. Title on inventory list: Main entrance & driveway, Standford Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51335". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collecti... more

Encina Hall, Leland Standford Junior University

Encina Hall, Leland Standford Junior University

Title from item. Title on inventory list: Encina Hall, Standford Detroit Publishing Co. no. "51338". Forms part of: Photochrom Print Collection. More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is availab... more

Nave and transept of Leland Stanford University Mem. Church, Palo Alto, Calif.

Nave and transept of Leland Stanford University Mem. Church, Palo Alto...

Photoprint copyrighed by A.O. Austin. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906. Memorial Arch [in ruins], Leland Stanford University, Palo Alto

San Francisco earthquake, April 18, 1906. Memorial Arch [in ruins], Le...

Stereo copyrighted by C.H. Graves; Art Nouveau (Platino) Stereograph. No. 5347. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Photog. Index; Ca. SF Earth.; Univ. S-; Ca. P-... more

Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty.

Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty.

Title: Chapel At Stanford Uni'ty...Alternative Title: Chapel At Stanford University..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic print: gelat... more

Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto.

Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto.

Title: Library, Stanford Unit'y. Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Library, Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photo... more

Boy's Gymnasium Stanford Uni'ty Palo Alto.

Boy's Gymnasium Stanford Uni'ty Palo Alto.

Title: Boy's Gymnasium Stanford Uni'ty Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Boy's Gymnasium, Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Descri... more

At Stanford Uni'ty. Palo Alto.

At Stanford Uni'ty. Palo Alto.

Title: At Stanford Uni'ty. Palo Alto...Alternative Title: At Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic prin... more

Stanford Unit'y Palo Alto.

Stanford Unit'y Palo Alto.

Title: Stanford Unit'y Palo Alto...Alternative Title: Stanford University, Palo Alto..Creator: Stoddard [attrib.]..Date: 1906..Part Of: San Francisco earthquake..Physical Description: 1 photographic print: gela... more

Stanford varsity crew, Poughkeepsie

Stanford varsity crew, Poughkeepsie

Ten men posed standing; Capt. Seward second from left. George Grantham Bain Collection.

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - California College Men of Ambulance Service Depart for France. Scene attending the departure of 65 California College men, for the war ambulance service in France. The greateast patriotic outpouring in San Francisco since the beginning of the war marked the departure on April 24th of 65 college men from the University of California and Leland-Stanford. Before leaving, a monster ovation was given the men at the Auditorium. 15,000 bid them God-Speed. The Army and Navy joined with the 1500 U. of C. cadets and the 1000 cadets from Lelan Stanford in escorting the ambulance men to the Auditorium and to the train which bore them eastward

Ceremonies - Navy & Marines - California College Men of Ambulance Serv...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Ceremonies - Navy & Marines

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Stanford boys off to join French Corps

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Stanford boys off to joi...

Original Caption: Stanford boys off to join French Corps. Photo shows a group of Leland Stanford University students who left San Francisco, Feb. 4, 1916 for the war z1, where they joined the Friends of France... more

Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments - General Mangin pinning the Cross of War on Lieutenant Alan Muhr of the American Ambulance section 14 (a team from Stanford University)

Decorations - Presentations - By Foreign Governments - General Mangin ...

Original Caption: General Mangin pinning the Cross of War on Lieutenant Alan Muhr of the American Ambulance section 14 (a team from Stanford University). This section has been menti1d in dispatches for magnific... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - With the Ambulance Training Corps at Allentown, Pennsylvania

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - With the Ambulance Train...

Original Caption: With the Ambulance Training Corps at Allentown, PA. Photo shows the Leland Stanford University Unit at the big fair ground at Allentown, Pa., where Uncle Sam trained his ambulance drivers and... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Leland Stanford Junior University.  Students of Leland Stanford Junior University at military drill.  California, 1917

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Leland Stanford Junior U...

Date Taken: 1917 Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Group of Leland Stanford, Jr. University students before they sailed for France where they will drive ambulances and aid in Red Cross Work

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Group of Leland Stanford...

Photographer: International Film Service Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Leland Stanford section off for front

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - Leland Stanford section ...

Original Caption: Leland Stanford section off for front. The Leland Stanford section of the American Ambulance Field Service receiving final instructions at the Headquarters in Paris before leaving for active ... more

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - 15,000 see flag presented to Stanford and Berkley men, the first to be sent by U.S. for foreign service

Colleges and Universities - Leland Stanford - 15,000 see flag presente...

Original Caption: 15,000 see flag presented to Stanford and Berkley men, the first to be sent by U.S. for foreign service. Photo shows 15,000 patriotic Californians who cheered wildly when the flag they are to... more

Detail of the entry gate to Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Detail of the entry gate to Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Stanford Memorial Arch at Stanford University, [Palo Alto, California]

Stanford Memorial Arch at Stanford University, [Palo Alto, California]

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Stanford University's 1903 Memorial Church is seen through the university's elaborate main gate in Palo Alto, California

Stanford University's 1903 Memorial Church is seen through the univers...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Detail of an architectural column capital located on the campus of Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Detail of an architectural column capital located on the campus of Sta...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Cap... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Cap... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

[Leland Stanford Mansion, Sacramento, California]

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Cap... more

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. On October 1, 1891, Stanford University opened its doors after six years of planning and building. The first student body consisted of 555 men and women, ... more

The eccentric Stanford University Marching Band passes in the 124th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California

The eccentric Stanford University Marching Band passes in the 124th Ro...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The first parade was staged in 1890 by members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club. According to the parade's official program, the club was made up of former ... more

California-Stanford football game, Berkeley, Cailfornia, Nov. 22, 1930

California-Stanford football game, Berkeley, Cailfornia, Nov. 22, 1930

J0 7736 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Morton & Co.; December 10, 1930; DLC/PP-1931:47744. Copyright claimant's address: San Francisco.

California-Stanford football game, Berkeley, Cailfornia, Nov. 22, 1930

California-Stanford football game, Berkeley, Cailfornia, Nov. 22, 1930

J0 7736 U.S. Copyright Office Copyright deposit; Morton & Co.; December 10, 1930; DLC/PP-1931:47744. Copyright claimant's address: San Francisco.