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.
On June 19, 1865, over two months after the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, and over two years since President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all enslaved people in the Confederate states, Union Major-General Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, declaring that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.
The Serials Receiving and Maintenance Unit of the Acquisitions Department, after nearly three months mostly working from home on non-receiving work, is gearing up to start checking in issues regularly again in the week of June 15. We will be stockpiling received materials until their various destinations reopen, but the work has begun, on a preliminary basis, as of June 11, 2020.
by Brian Kunde
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.
During the summer quarter, Popular Science Book Club will read "Superior: the Return of Race Science" by Angela Saini. In this book, author Saini examines the enduring and disturbing belief in biological racial differences that impacts research and scientific advancement.