Special Collections Unbound
Guest blogger: Hana/Connor Yankowitz (Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & University Archives Student Intern) - Pt. 1
Hello everyone! :D I go by Hana or Connor Yankowitz (they/them), and I am a fifth-year Stanford undergrad studying queer art, culture, and history in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (aka FGSS; formerly known as Feminist Studies). I’m also currently a historical research intern for FGSS at the University Archives, unearthing the history of my favorite interdisciplinary academic program as well as its predecessors in gender and sexuality studies. ...
ePADD version 10 now available
The Integrating Preservation Functionality into ePADD (or ePADD+) project has officially concluded, and the project team is pleased to share these final announcements.
New additions to the Department of Economics records available for research!
Early in 2022, the University Archives was contacted by the Department of Economics regarding a recently unearthed trove of historical documents which had been tucked away in a storage closet for many decades. University Archivist Josh Schneider and Assistant University Archivist Hanna Ahn went to investigate, and were ecstatic to find that the files and notebooks inside those dusty boxes were indeed related to the early history of the department!
Born-digital collections opened for research in 2022
Special Collections receives a large amount of born-digital material every year—this year, more than 10 terabytes and counting. Special Collections and Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) staff work together to image and process the digital material we receive, with the ultimate goal of making this material available through Stanford’s catalog. Here are some highlights of the digital materials we’ve opened for research over the past year.
ePADD version 9 now available
The ePADD+ Project team is pleased to announce the release of ePADD Version 9.0, along with an update
Tim Page and Vietnam photographs in Special Collections
Noted British-Australian war photographer Tim Page passed away on August 22, 2022. Page is best known for his powerful photographs documenting the Vietnam conflict, which he covered for Time and Life magazines, U.P.I., Paris Match and The Associated Press. As noted by Seth Mydans in his obituary for Page in the New York Times, Page's "photography was notable for its raw drama and its intimacy with danger, the product of the risks he took to immerse himself in combat."
Guest blogger: Teiana Gonsalves (Women's Community Center Archivist & University Archives Student Intern)
Aloha! ‘O wau o Teiana Gonsalves a no Kailua, Hawai‘i mai au. Hello! My name is Teiana Gonsalves and I’m from Kailua, Hawai‘i. As the Stanford Women’s Community Center’s (WCC) Archivist and Social Media Coordinator, I help develop and expand the Digital Archive of the history of the WCC. Eager to share the breadth and depth of the WCC’s legacy, I dive deep into spotlighting our galleries, documentation, testimonies, and more. After releasing the WCC Archives website in 2021 and continuing to gather research, I have the privilege of capturing and highlighting the contributions and achievements made by the WCC community throughout our incredible history.