Blog topic: Manuscripts

Carte de Visite photograph of Ambrose Bierce, Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee (undated; 1862-1863?)

New Ambrose Bierce manuscript collection open for research: Foster Family Collection of Ambrose Bierce materials

February 26, 2019
by Benjamin Lee Stone

 

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?), author of such noted Civil War short stories as the “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” collected in his seminal 1891 collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, was unique among American writers for his front-line service as a combatant in the American Civil War. Thanks to a recent major gift, the Department of Special Collections in the Stanford University Libraries now hold unique manuscript materials relating to Bierce’s Civil War service.

Becoming Stanford: New Spotlight at Stanford exhibit explores the history and meaning of Stanford's Insignia

January 7, 2019
by Josh Schneider

Have you ever wondered why Stanford is represented by the color cardinal, and not the original choice of gold? Or why the university's motto is in German?

We are pleased to announce a new Spotlight at Stanford exhibit focused on the development of Stanford's insignia: Becoming Stanford: The History and Meaning of the University’s Insignia.

Rendering of Building 1 - Academic Hall (SRWC site)

Stanford Libraries Redwood City – Special Collections fall update

November 7, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

This fall is a busy one at Redwood City-Special Collections (SPEC) – and not just because we are planning for yet another relocation! FYI - We are anticipating our final move in RWC, this time across the street into Academic Hall on the new Stanford Redwood City (SRWC) campus in early July. More on that when the actual move dates are firmed up.

We have many projects underway by our regular staff. But I thought it would be nice to highlight work being done by other colleagues from the campus library and hourly staff.

USCO era

Happy 90th Birthday Gerd!

October 12, 2018
by Franz Kunst

Since today is his birthday, I can't think of a better time to announce that the papers of poet and media artist Gerd Stern (1928-) are now processed and available. How do I begin talking about what an experience it's been? As with a few other collections I've been honored to work with, the roots and branches are seemingly endless.

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