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Archives & History Office

Hours: By appointment Monday-Friday during regular work hours.

Contact:

  • Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]slac.stanford.edu
  • RM E-mail: recordsmgt[@]slac.stanford.edu
  • Phone: (650)926-3091
  • Post: SLAC Archives and History Office, M/S 82, 2575 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025.

Office Location: Bldg.50, Rm.122

Spotlight

Share your memories of Sid

Sid Drell, 2002. (Ginter)

Sidney Drell was an integral part of SLAC and Stanford through decades of his career, during which he was known for his significant contributions to science, national security and nuclear arms control. A man of conscience and integrity, Drell was also known for his humility and wisdom, making lasting impressions on the people whose lives he touched. As a way of celebrating and remembering him, we'd like to collect any of your "Sid Stories" that you would like to share with us, be they funny, serious, casual, profound ... or somewhere in-between.

Share your story

Read Sid stories shared by others

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Past spotlights
SLAC story

Welcome!

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is one of the world's leading research laboratories. Established in 1962 at Stanford University in Menlo Park, California, as a particle physics research center, SLAC is now a multipurpose laboratory for astrophysics, photon science, accelerator and particle physics research.

SLAC's Archives, History & Records Office (AHRO) is a coordinate archive to the Stanford University Archives. As such, it ensures that the Laboratory's history is identified, collected, preserved and made accessible to the SLAC and Stanford communities, to researchers and to the public. The Office's Records Management (RM) function preserves,schedules and disposes of temporary records, regardless of format, created in the course of doing business at SLAC. RM is responsible for appropriate handling and retention of inactive temporary retention records that must be retained for specified lengths of time for financial, legal, epidemiological or medical reasons, according to disposition schedules jointly agreed upon by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

Founded in 1989, the AHRO has primary responsibility for the Laboratory's documentary heritage, but relies on the community to help it in this endeavor.

The SLAC Archives, History & Records Office has the following responsibilities:

  • Serves as a repository for documentation of the Laboratory's organizational and scientific history;
  • Evaluates, selects, and preserves specific materials of archival significance created by Stanford University entities operating on the SLAC campus;
  • Ensures compliance with relevant state and federal laws and with DOE records management policies and procedures;
  • Acts as laboratory liaison to the NARA FRC and provides temporary records services, including appraisal, retirement and retrieval services;
  • Promotes knowledge of the Laboratory's unique history and important scientific and technical accomplishments;
  • Assists in the use of its collections by members of the Laboratory and University communities, visiting scholars, and the public.
  • Adheres to the International Council on Archives (ICA) Principles of Access to Archives and to the Society of American Archivists (SAA) Core Values and Code of Ethics

  • Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for AHRO services: Archives SLA;   Records Management SLA.

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Last Updated: 02/06/2017