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New Collections Added to Stanford Digital Repository in September 2013

Mandolin Club

In September, approximately 157,000, files representing nearly 400 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the Jarndyce Collection, Stanford historical photographs, and the Tanenbaum Collection.

Jarndyce Single-Volume Nineteenth-Century Novel Collection

The nineteenth-century novel is one of the key areas of research and teaching for the English Department at Stanford, with many faculty and graduate students concentrating on this genre and time period. The Study for the Center of the Novel, which generates much dynamic discussion and scholarship on the form, came about due to the intense engagement with this seminal form at Stanford. The single-volume novel, of the type represented in this collection from Jarndyce, was a precursor to the form of the twentieth-century novel and novella.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/bn702pf4794
Added to SDR: 42 novels, consisting of approximately 52,900 pages

Stanford Historical Photograph Collection

The Stanford Photograph Collection contains over 16,000 images of Stanford scenes including photographs of and relating to the Stanford family, views of the campus and individual buildings, photographs of students and student life activities, and photographs of faculty and administrative staff. The majority of photographs are black and white gelatin prints but nineteenth-century albumen prints mounted on boards are also represented. The collection spans the late 1890s through the 1990s.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/xm653yw4990 
Added to SDR: 4 additional photos
Collection Contact: Daniel Hartwig

Tanenbaum Collection

The Tanenbaum materials that were recently digitized are from various printed volumes and manuscripts in The Charles J. Tanenbaum Collection of the Eighteenth Century located in Special Collections.  The images include illustrations from books but also title-pages, maps, and manuscript material.  These images will be published in an upcoming catalogue of the Tanenbaum collection, to be published by the Stanford University Libraries.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/pj419gd4185
Added to SDR: 69 items, consisting of approximately 250 images
Collection Contact: Ben Stone

Reid Dennis Lithographs

This collection of prints, mostly lithographs (including chromolithographs and colored lithographs), as well as one engraving, primarily portray San Francisco city views, public buildings, and landscapes. Subjects also include San Jose, Stanford University, the U.S. Navy Yard at Mare Island, San Diego, and San Luis Rey.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/xk506sn3923
Added to SDR: 1 Lithograph
Collection Contact: Roberto Trujillo

Corporation for Foreign Bondholders

The CFB was formed in 1868 to protect the interests of British holders of foreign bonds. In the early 1870s the organization began collecting information about economic and political conditions in countries that had borrowed from British investors. The council also monitored the credit history of borrowers and negotiated with foreign governments that defaulted on debts.  This collection consists of Digitized Annual Reports and Microform Clippings Files.
Example: http://purl.stanford.edu/yw012yx2065 
Added to SDR: 104 Reports
Collection Contact: Matt Marostica

Inclusion in the Stanford Digital Repository ensures that these materials are available to researchers and scholars (while upholding appropriate access restrictions), now and in the future through a secure, sustainable stewardship environment. While many of these objects are already discoverable via SearchWorks others will get SearchWorks records in the coming months. All materials are currently available via the item’s PURL (a persistent URL which ensure that these materials are available from a single URL over the long-term, regardless of changes in file location or application technology).

Questions about the Stanford Digital Repository service should be directed to sdr-contact@lists.stanford.edu.

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