Dr. Laura Jones is the Stanford Director of Heritage Services and University Archaeologist. Jones coordinates preservation efforts for areas of the University’s campus, including hundreds of historic buildings and more than 100 campus archaeological sites. She oversaw excavation of the former Men’s Gymnasium — which was destroyed during the Great Earthquake of 1906 — and the transformation of the Old Chemistry Building, among other historical archaeology projects.
In HISTORY 201: “From Confederate Monuments to Wikipedia: The Politics of Remembering the Past,” students will explore the purpose, practices and issues surrounding history today.
The mission of the Stanford Historical Society (SHS) is to support “the documentation, study, publication, and preservation of the history” of the University. It holds lectures and programs, records relevant oral histories and publishes a journal, Sandstone & Tile.
As a co-chair of Stanford’s Oral History Program — and as a member of the Stanford community for over 50 years — Susan Schofield ’66 has lots of good stories to tell spanning a lengthy career. Her most memorable story, however, is a recent one.
The Stanford Historical Society brought together former Stanford Daily editors for a panel discussion last night entitled, “Press Past: The Life and Times of the Stanford Daily.” Tracing its origins to the founding of the “Daily Palo Alto” in 1892, The Stanford Daily has provided a mirror of Stanford life for the past 120 years.
“There’s not much support for alternative lifestyles these days,” said Richard Korry ’77, 35 years ago. A brief history of co-ops at Stanford from 1941 to the present.
After the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989, Stanford left the old chemistry building a relic. But it may not stay that way for long.