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Short Introduction

The Green Library Green Library houses a nearly 3-million-volume research collection in the social sciences and humanities, including area studies, interdisciplinary fields and government documents.

The Stanford library service has a wide range of books on Muybridge, his images and related material including manuscripts and musical compositions inspired by Muybridge's work, Details are accessible via the 'Socrates' search facility which lists some 57 separate items within an overall list of over 70.

The holdings include "39 prints". These prints are described as:

1) Vertical steam pumps, stereo

2) 15 stereos from "Pacific Coast Series," including Pigeon Point, New Years Island, Pescadero's Pebble Beach, and Pescadero

3) 1 stereo San Francisco City Hall cornerstone laying, 1872. Also includes a stereo by Thomas Houseworth of White Sulphur Springs

4) 3 prints of the James M. Rogers residence, Watsonville, CA [1879].

5) 2 prints of San Francisco, ca. 1875. 6-10.

6) 18 prints of a San Francisco Peninsula estate.

For details on the Muybridge collection please contact the University Archivist Aimee Morgan.

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Online Presence

General search facility

Collection Items:

Photographic Material

Prints: 39

Images on Glass: Various


Books by Muybridge: 11

Books concerning Muybridge: 29

Exhibition Material

Catalogues: 1

Unpublished paper & documents

Research notes: 7


Other: 7

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Cecil H. Green Library, 557 Escondido Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-6063, USA

Phone: +1 (650) 725-1021



Lead Contact:
Aimee Morgan, University Archivist(

Open Hours:
Mon to Thurs 10 til 6pm Friday 10 til 5pm Saturday Closed Sunday Noon til 5pm

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Visitors to Stanford with no formal affiliation to the University may visit the campus branches of SULAIR for a limited number of times. Following the allotted number of visits (7), visitors may choose to purchase further access privileges. In addition, they may opt to purchase simultaneous borrowing privileges.