Jane Yolen's award-winning Owl Moon tells the story of a young girl and her father off to find the Great Horned Owl. Now that girl (Heidi E Y Stemple) is all grown up and has written her own book Counting birds : the idea that helped save our feathered friends that tells the story of the first Christmas bird count meant to replace the annual competition
Dads wearing socks with sandals, singing aloud (really loud) with your favorite songs, racing to beat your older sister at collecting all the letters of the alphabet from road signs, moms taking pictures, a favorite pillow forgotten at the motel, brothers silently poking you in the backseat, or the best BLT in the world from a small town diner.
Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!
Congratulations to the Stanford University Archives and Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library student workers who are graduating from Stanford this year!
Becky Fischbach has designed publications and exhibitions for Stanford Libraries’ Special Collections for nearly 30 years. In 2017, she received an Amy J. Blue Award, which honors Stanford staff members who are exceptionally dedicated, supportive of colleagues and passionate about their work. In this interview conducted during the Green Library Centennial and on the eve of her retirement, she maps the course of the exhibition program from a fateful day in 1989 to 2019 and beyond.
What pathway led you to Stanford Libraries?
The Louis R. Lurie Collection of press books documenting the Curran and Geary Theatre productions (M1148) has been processed and is now available for research.
The catalog record is available here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4769502
At 12:00-2:00PM in the Tierney Room of Green Library we will be viewing the first two matches of the quarter-finals on Thursday, June 27, and Friday, June 28, and the semi-finals on Tuesday, July 2, and Wednesday, July 3. Join us and show your support for the tireless teams in the FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
Josh Schneider has a new assignment as Web Archivist for Stanford Libraries
Stanford Libraries has been engaged in web archiving for over a decade with an emphasis on collecting the “.stanford.edu” and federal, state and local government domains and has determined that we need to have a more strategic and purposeful initiative. Accordingly Special Collections has reassigned Josh Schneider from his current role as Assistant University Archivist, to this new role as Stanford’s first full time Web Archivist.