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Stanford Linear Accelarator Center (SLAC) Archives & History Office
The Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) is one of the world's leading research laboratories. Established in 1962 at Stanford University in Menlo Park, California, their mission is to design, construct, and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in photon science, particle physics and astrophysics, and high-energy physics research. SLAC's Archives & History Office was established by the SLAC Director in 1989 to develop policies and procedures for the evaluation and preservation of the Laboratory's documentary heritage.
In addition to its regular activities identifying, collecting, preserving and making accessible the historical record of SLAC, the Archives has been involved in preserving the first U.S. web site as well as other electronic records and preparations for observing the lab's 40th anniversary including creation of a photo history. Please explore http://www.slac.stanford.edu/history/ for more details.
We will be open to SAA visitors on Tuesday 8/26. The open house is of the Archives not of the scientific facilities. There are some exhibits arounf SLAC about the scientific achievements which can be part of a visit if the situation allows. There is also a cafeteria.
Please note: SLAC is not on the main Stanford campus. Entry to the SLAC site requires prior arrangements and government-issued photo identification. To get a sense of where we are see http://www2.slac.stanford.edu/maps/ . We will be happy to provide transportation tips to and from both SF and the main Stanford campus.
- Contact Laura O'Hara at lohara[at]slac.stanford.edu or 650-926-8584