Scope and Contents note
Title: Stewart Brand papers
Identifier/Call Number: M1237
Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material:
53.0 Linear feet
(120 manuscript boxes, 4 flat boxes, 17 seven-inch reels, 15 audiocassettes, 140 micro-cassettes, 3 hard disk cartridges)
Date (inclusive): 1954-2000
The Steward Brand papers contains correspondence, personal journals, manuscripts, photographs, poject records, articles, and
Special Collections materials are stored offsite and must be paged 36 hours in advance. For more information on paging collections,
see the department's website: http://library.stanford.edu/depts/spc/spc.html.
Stewart Brand was born December 14, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, a private high school
in New Hampshire, and then attended Stanford University where he studied biology. After graduating in 1960 he joined the U.S.
Army and was trained as a parachutist. In 1962 he left the U.S. Army and returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue
photography. During this time he became involved in the legitimate scientific study on the effects of LSD, the study occurring
in Menlo Park, California.
Steward Brand is most well known for being the creator of The Whole Earth Catalog and CoEvolution Quarterly. He also founded
numerous organizations, such as the Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link (WELL), the Global Business Network, and the Long Now Foundation.
He currently lives in Sausalito, California.
Scope and Contents note
The Stewart Brand papers are arranged in the following "Series" order:
Series I, Boxes 1-16: Correspondence, 1954-1994; Series II, Boxes 17-22: Personal notebooks, datebooks, address books, 1955-1999;
Series III, Boxes 23-29: Biographical, 1952-1997; Series IV, Boxes 30-107: Projects, 1967-2000; Series V, Boxes 108-116: Miscellaneous
(includes newspaper/magazine articles); Series VI, Boxes 117-119: Media; and Series VII, Boxes 120-124:Business records, 1962-1993
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Bateson, Gregory, 1904-1980
Engelbart, D. C., 1925-
Fuller, R. Buckminster (Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
Global Business Network
How Buildings Learn
Long Now Foundation
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Media Laboratory
Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, N.M.)
Western Behavioral Sciences Institute.
Whole Earth 'Lectronic Link
Whole Earth Catalog