Entrepreneurial spirit and technological innovation associated with the region known today as Silicon Valley has been at the center of global change over the last century, affecting many aspects of our lives. This exhibit explores how these changes came about.
Garages & Gadgets, an exhibition curated by the Silicon Valley Archives, is an invitation to researchers and students to explore critically the vast collections of documentation in the Stanford Libraries about how the changes in the region came about.
This exhibit is the inaugural exhibition for Hohbach Hall, the renovated first floor of the Cecil H. Green Library's East Wing. The newly designed space has created new opportunities for students and scholars to engage more directly with Stanford Libraries' Silicon Valley Archives including an exhibition promenade. Garages & Gadgets includes selections from the Libraries archive and guides visitors through the transformation of the region, including a section devoted to Stanford's role in the early development of breakthrough technologies that shaped the region into what it is today.
Garages & Gadgets is on display until June 30, 2022 during regular operating hours for Green Library. Given COVID-19 policy, access to Stanford Libraries is currently restricted to students, faculty and staff with a current Stanford ID.