Alumni Historical Archives
The Alumni Association's Archive Committee catalogs and stores two important areas of SRI history: 1) non-contractual printed material, including SRI research journals and staff publications, phone books and annual reports; and 2) all photographic material up to the start of digital photography. To learn more about how SRI has influenced numerous industries and society for more than seven decades, see our Timeline of Innovation.
Historical Archives HighlightsOur archives are home to thousands of items, including more unusual materials such as:
- A copy of the Harvard Radio Research Laboratory personnel directory, dated 1945. Led by Stanford’s Fred Terman, considered one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley, the laboratory included about a dozen people who formed part of the first engineering division at SRI.
- A written account of Tom Poulter's 1933 trip to the South Pole under Admiral Richard Byrd. After Admiral Byrd became ill at the polar base, second-in-command Poulter organized and led the crossing of the polar ice in the middle of winter to rescue Byrd.