Besides the university, the Stanford trustees oversee Stanford Research Park, the Stanford Shopping Center, the Stanford University Museum of Art, Stanford University Medical Center and
many associated medical facilities (including the Lucile Packard Children's Hospital), as well as many acres of undeveloped foothills.Other prominent Stanford-affiliated institutions include the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and the Stanford Research Institute, a now-independent institution which originated at the
University.Stanford also houses the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution
and Peace, a major public policy think tank that attracts visiting scholars from around the world. The Stanford Institute for
International Studies, which is dedicated to the more specific study of international relations, is also a notable institution.The Stanford University Libraries hold a collection of more than eight million volumes. The main library in the SU library
system is Green Library. Meyer Library holds the East Asia collection and
the student-accessible media resources. Other significant collections include the Lane Medical Library, Jackson Business Library,
Falconer Biology Library, Cubberley Education Library, Branner Earth Sciences Library, Swain Chemistry and Chem-E Library,
Jonsson Government Documents collection, Crown Law Library, the Stanford Auxiliary Library (SAL), the SLAC Library, the Hoover
library, the Marine Biology Library at Hopkins Marine Station and the University's special collections.Digital libraries and text services include HighWire Press, the Humanities Digital Information Services group and the Media
Microtext Center. Several academic departments and some residences also have their own libraries.Stanford University student traditions include Full Moon on the Quad, the Sunday Flicks, steam-tunnelling and Primal Scream.
Other old traditions, some of which have ended, include the Big Game bonfire at
Lake Lag, the Halloween party at the Stanford family mausoleum and Viennese Ball.