With the University Archives making more and more collections available online, I'd like to take the opportunity to highlight some of the novel ways in which these materials are being used by researchers. What follows is a recent report from Ed Feigenbaum, Kumagai Professor of Computer Science Emeritus, about how his papers in particular are yielding interesting connections:
Special Collections Unbound
On April 17th the Stanford University Libraries held a special talk by architect, designer, and sustainable growth pioneer, William McDonough, co-author, with Michael Braungart, of the exciting new book: The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance. We are pleased to be able to share the video of the event.
In 2012, the Stanford University Archives acquired 312 digital images and 36 prints of the 2006 Stanford Powwow taken by noted photographer Ira Nowinski. The entire set of images is currently available for viewing via the iStanford app, on Pinterest, and through the Stanford Digital Repository. Stanford Powwow 2013 will be held this Mother’s Day Weekend, May 10-12, in the Eucalyptus Grove on campus. It is open to the public.
The University Archives is pleased to announce that large portions of both the Leland Stanford Papers and Jane Stanford Papers are now available online via the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). Totalling more than 4,000 pages of material, the online content includes correspondence, business and legal papers, death and estate papers, and university records.
The Stanford University Libraries have just acquired the professional papers of novelist Alejandro D. Morales, regarded as one of the leading figures of Chicano literature because of his skill as a writer and his understanding of culture. The collection has been processed and the finding guide is available online.
Many of the unpublished materials in the Musical Acoustics Research Library records have been digitized, except for personal correspondence and other miscellaneous documents. This includes materials from the four collections: the Catgut Acoustical Society, the John W. Coltman Collection, the Arthur H. Benade Collection, and the John Backus Collection. Researchers may access the digital copies through links from the description in the online finding aid.
The University Archives is pleased to announce a gift of athletics memorabilia from Gordon Ansley, a lifelong supporter and fan of Stanford Athletics. Included are football programs, including many Big Game programs; media guides; scrapbooks; and game ephemera. The gift adds many historic and contemporary items to the Archives' athletics collections.
A new exhibition in Stanford’s Green Library, co-curated by Stanford Ph.D. candidate in history Hannah Marcus and Curator of Rare Books John Mustain, explores the phenomenon of writing in books from multiple perspectives. Through examples of early print and manuscript hybrids, scholarly annotation, dialogue in the margins, censorship, the use of blank pages and margins for incidental storage, and writers editing their own work post-publication, the exhibit considers the ways in which print and manuscript notation exist symbiotically in books to the benefit of historians and other scholars.