Special Collections Unbound

Stanford Historical Society elected new board members

July 14, 2020
by Charlotte Kwok Glasser

The past few months have certainly tested the resilience and flexibility of the Stanford community. The Stanford Historical Society (SHS) held its first ever electronic election due to COVID-19 and the subsequent Santa Clara County shelter-in-place protocol. SHS members enthusiastically elected four new members to the Historical Society’s Board of Directors in May.

Dinah Handel, Stanford Libraries

Dinah Handel has new 20% assignment in University Archives

July 7, 2020
by Josh Schneider

We are excited to share that beginning July 13, Dinah Handel, Digitization Service Manager in DLSS, will begin a new 20% assignment with the Stanford Archives. She will be working on a variety of projects that advance the Department of Special Collections & University Archives’ commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as serving as a DLSS liaison to foster collaboration across the two departments. (...)

Natasha Porfirenko, Slavic and Eastern European expert and contributor to Stanford’s Special Collections

Irina and Leonid Yakobson: Fear, art, and "realism"

July 1, 2020
by Annie Schweikert

This guest blog was written by Natasha Porfirenko, PhD. Natasha is a long-standing and valued contributor to Stanford’s Special Collections for her expertise in Slavic and Eastern European materials. Her work in Special Collections has included processing a large volume of Slavic and Eastern European letters, postcards, objects, and ephemera preserved in Stanford’s archives of material from the committee to free Angela Davis. She is currently hard at work delving into the descriptive metadata of tapes depicting works of famous Soviet choreographer, Leonid Yakobson.

Stanford Historical Society presents Beyers Writing Prize and Schofield Oral History Award

June 24, 2020
by Charlotte Kwok Glasser

When I was writing my paper about Stanford in the 60s, I got to talk to my grandparents about what they remembered about that time. That was really wonderful.” –Molly Culhane, ’20

 “I wanted to really acknowledge what both Lorenz Eitner and Albert Elsen contributed to arts at Stanford because I think they're often overlooked.” –Betsy Fryberger 

 

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