125 Years of the Stanford Chaparral

The Stanford Chaparral has been published continuously since 1899, and since 1906 by the Hammer & Coffin Society. The Hammer & Coffin Society built this site and published a book in 2024 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Chappie.

This site features every one of Chappie's nearly 1,000 covers, hundreds of PDFs of full issues, and photos and ephemera from each year. Click on the linked dates to see an index for each decade. Click on the covers to see a larger version of the same image.

In the right hand column, you will find links to pages for all available PDFs, every Chappie page in the Stanford Quad, news and photos of 125 years of Chaparral pranks and scandals, and a collection of our posters and flyers from the 20th and 21st Centuries.

This site is a work in progress as we near our 125th anniversary on October 5, 2024. Coming soon: a history of the magazine, and some biographies of notable alumni.