Dr. Benjamin L. Albritton appointed as Rare Book Curator for Special Collections with the Stanford Libraries.
Special Collections Unbound
Arthur Tress. "Boy in flood dream, NY" (1971)
Gelatin silver print, 10" x 10.5"
Copyright Arthur Tress
Mark Ruwedel. “San Diego and Arizona Eastern #7” (2007)
Archival inkjet print, 30” x 40”
Copyright Mark Ruwedel
Arthur Tress and Peter Blank (June 2018)
John Mustain is retiring as the Rare Books Curator for the Stanford Libraries at the end of April, 2019. John has been with the Stanford Libraries for 35+ years both as a Rare Books Cataloger and subsequently as the Rare Books Curator. John is a bit of a legend within the Libraries and amongst the Stanford faculty and graduate students … and deservedly so.
We are pleased to announce that Presley Hubschmitt has joined our team as Processing Archivist! First up for Presley will be tackling collections held at our Newark facility.
Presley joins us from the Napa County Historical Society, where she has served as Research Librarian since 2017. She holds a BA in History from UC-Berkeley and a MLIS from San Jose State. She and her husband Matt live in Richmond with their dogs Ophelia and Loki. Please join us in welcoming her to the department.
A new online exhibit, Beautiful Books: A collection of some of Stanford's rare and antiquarian books, highlights Special Collections' efforts to digitize books with unique or noteworthy features. It includes fine examples of engraved and woodcut illustrations, astronomical diagrams, typographical innovation, fine bindings, and more. The books are artifacts of multiple points throughout history, from the earliest printing in the late 1400's to the 20th century.