Silicon Valley Historical is a mobile app and website that lets you explore the history of Silicon Valley through location-based essays, oral history, archival images, and documentary film. An editorial board, led by historian Jason Heppler, is responsible for the content of Silicon Valley Historical. The project is dependent on archives and volunteers who supply essays, historical images, interviews, and expertise.

Silicon Valley Historical is sponsored by Special Collections and Archives at Stanford University. Partners and supporters include the the Stanford Alumni Association.

Follow the project on Twitter @SVHistorical or contact us by email at

Image Rights and Reproduction

Photographs in the Silicon Valley Historical website and mobile apps are used with the expressed permission of their creators, owners, or other caretakers (for example, a library or archive). Sources are cited in the captions for each image. For further information about photographs, including requests for reproductions, please contact the listed source directly. Please note that we cannot give the contact information of private individuals, nor are we empowered to grant permission for further use of any photographs.

Silicon Valley Historical Platform

The Silicon Valley Historical project is built using Curatescape, a mobile framework for the Omeka archival content management system. Curatescape was created and is maintained through a partnership between Cleveland State University's Center for Public History + Digital Humanities.

Project Directors and Affiliates

Jason A. Heppler, Ph.D.
Editor. Jason is an Assistant Professor of Digital Engagement at Criss Library and Assistant Professor of History at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is also a research fellow at the Spatial History Project at Stanford University.