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.
Special Collections Unbound
The ePADD project team has continued in our work on the software development and community building goals identified for our current Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded grant project. In June, we were excited to release version 7.3 of ePADD.
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. (...)
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.
“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
The following is an interview with Mario Pamplona, Operations Manager for Library Privileges at Stanford Libraries. Mario has collaborated with Stanford Archives over the past several months on the development of LibGuides, including the recently published Black Students at Stanford University LibGuide.
This is a guest blog post by Esther Wan, who is working on various projects for Special Collections including the descriptive metadata for the William Carter Photographs. Esther was previously at Stanford News Service Library and has also worked for libraries in Canada, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. She now enjoys the views of San Francisco from her windows.