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Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation

by Melissa De Witte on October 13, 2019 11:54 am
A traveling historical and photographic exhibit sponsored by the Chinese Railroad Workers in North America Project at Stanford, “Chinese Workers and the Railroad Traveling Exhibit,” has won two awards from the California Preservation Foundation: the 2019 Preservation Design Award in the Interpretive Exhibits category and a Trustees Award for Excellence. The exhibit commemorated the 150th… Read more Chinese Railroad Workers Project exhibit honored by California Preservation Foundation
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Mikael Wolfe receives book award from Conference on Latin American History

by Alex Shashkevich on January 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Stanford historian MIKAEL WOLFE was recently honored for his 2017 book on land and water reforms in Mexico. Wolfe, assistant professor of history, won the Conference on Latin American History’s 2018 Elinor K. Melville Prize for Best Book in Latin American History. His book, Watering the Revolution: An Environmental and Technological History of Agrarian Reform in… Read more Mikael Wolfe receives book award from Conference on Latin American History
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What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?

by Kate Chesley on October 30, 2018 8:52 pm
What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum? The only problem is that it’s actually not that scary. Granted, beginning in the 1980s, students have held irreverent Halloween celebrations at the mausoleum. But even their off-and-on commemorations have been nothing to fear. Among Stanford students, you’re just as likely to… Read more What better time than Halloween to tell the story of the Stanford Mausoleum?
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Remembering Amy Biehl

by Kate Chesley on August 22, 2018 2:50 pm
Saturday, Aug. 25, marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Stanford graduate AMY BIEHL, who was 26 when she was killed in 1993 in South Africa. Biehl, an international relations major who graduated in 1989, was the “first American to die in the violence associated with the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy,” according… Read more Remembering Amy Biehl
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Preservation conference shines spotlight on Stanford’s achievements

by Barbara Wilcox on May 15, 2018 2:47 pm
When it comes to architecture, Stanford is known for both innovation and preservation, say Stanford experts taking part in this week’s California Preservation Conference “Deep Roots in Dynamic Times” May 17-20 in Palo Alto. The conference is organized by the California Preservation Foundation. Stanford is a sponsor of the event, along with the City of… Read more Preservation conference shines spotlight on Stanford’s achievements
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Happy 150th birthday, Leland Stanford, Junior

by Kate Chesley on May 11, 2018 2:38 pm
Monday, May 14, marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of LELAND STANFORD, JUNIOR, the young man for whom Leland Stanford Junior University is named. According to the Stanford Historical Society’s book A Chronology of Stanford University and Its Founders, Leland DeWitt Stanford was born in Sacramento in 1868 when JANE was 39 and LELAND… Read more Happy 150th birthday, Leland Stanford, Junior
Walking the Farm

Stanford history unfolds while Walking the Farm

by Bill Lane Center for the American West on October 12, 2017 4:44 pm
In collaboration with author TOM DEMUND, the Bill Lane Center for the American West has published Walking the Farm, a book that offers 18 themed walks around the Stanford campus plus 16 hikes in the foothills and four more along the frontage of San Francisco Bay in East Palo Alto. On Monday, Oct. 16, DeMund… Read more Stanford history unfolds while Walking the Farm