Blog topic: New acquisitions

New Adam Matthew database content: Primary source materials for British and world history

September 20, 2022
by Benjamin Lee Stone

Stanford Libraries have acquired eight new databases published by Adam Matthew and sourced from material from the National Archives UK and the British Library: 

Colonial Caribbean: CO Files from The National Archives, UK 

East India Company: India Office Records from the British Library, 1599-1947 [three new modules listed below]

Module III: Series G. Factory Records for China, Japan and the Middle East, 1596-1870

Screenshot of DocuNight website

DocuNight streaming service

June 3, 2022
by Kioumars Ghereghlou

DocuNight is now accessible for use by Stanford students, faculty, and staff. This is the first streaming service we have added to Stanford Libraries’ Middle East collections. To access the service, you just need to click on the “Sign In” link in the top right corner and choose “Stanford University” from the “Select Your Institute” dropdown.

Film still from 8mm film by Stan Brakhage

New gift to the library: 8mm films by Stan Brakhage

January 27, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) is regarded as one of the most significant figures in the post-war history of experimental filmmaking in the United States. A special one night only triple-play viewing was held last week to celebrate Stan Brakhage, these new acquistions, and the donor, Prof. Margaret Cohen. These silent films are from the Songs cyle (1964-1969) including 23rd Psalm Branch (1966-1967), which is anomalous in its length and content.

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