Special Collections Unbound

1989 Big Game program

Archives acquires athletics memorabilia

April 10, 2013

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.

Writing in Books

April 5, 2013

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.

Special Collections Receives Grant from the American Institute of Physics

March 25, 2013

The Stanford University Department of Special Collections and University Archives has been awarded a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP), to process the papers of physicists Karl P. Cohen and Martin Packard, along with sizeable portion of the papers of William Shockley.

Stephen Henry Schneider Papers Project Underway

March 22, 2013

Processing is underway on the Stephen Henry Schneider papers in the Stanford University Archives, thanks to the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). As you’ll read, this year our focus is on science! 

Concert of welcome tendered to Hon. Benjamin Harrison, President of the United States, by the Hon. Senator and Mrs. Leland Stanford, at their residence... April 29, 1891. 1pp., printed on a thick card. Printed program; music preformed by the University Brass Band of Mayfield, CA.

President Harrison ephemera

February 11, 2013

The Stanford University Archives is pleased to announce the acquisition of a small collection of ephemera documenting President Benjamin Harrison's epic 1891 cross-country railroad journey through nineteen states. The journey covered nearly 10,000 miles, during which time the President made nearly 150 speeches, which were later published in a volume compiled by a correspondent from the New York Mail and Express who accompanied the President's party. 

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