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Archives & History Office

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


  • Archives E-mail: slacarc[@]
  • RM E-mail: recordsmgt[@]
  • 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


Stanford Web Archive Portal (SWAP) Launches with SLAC's First Web Pages

Stanford's Wayback Machine
October, 2014
  • Stanford University Libraries press release, October 2014, announcing launch of Stanford Wayback Archive with SLAC's first pages
  • SLAC's press release October 29, 2014
  • SUL October 2014 video tour of SLAC's first U.S. website
  • CBS Channel 5 news story (video) on SLAC's first U.S. website

Read more in AHO's online exhibit


Past spotlights
SLAC story


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 Managment SLA.

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Last Updated: 10/04/2016