The SLAC "Accelepede" won first prize for costume contest in the 72nd Annual Bay to Breakers in San Francisco on Sunday, May 15, 1983. Thirty-one SLACers and friends costumed in red boxes connected by white ducts ran the race, attended by two volunteer "repair units." The team, represented by John Winston, Rob Witthuas, Bob Gex, and Ken Witthaus, donated their prize, an Atari 5200 SuperSystem video game console, to Children's Hospital at Stanford.
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 and History Office 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.
Founded in 1989, the AHO has primary responsibility for the Laboratory's documentary heritage, but relies on the community to help it in this endeavor.
The SLAC Archives and History Office has the following responsibilities:
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