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ePADD 5.1 released!

We are very excited to announce the release of ePADD 5.1! ePADD is free and open-source computational analysis software developed by Special Collections & University Archives and partners, that facilitates screening, browsing, and access for historically and culturally significant email collections.

Read on for more about the release, and the latest news from the project team.

Special Collections Photography Curator Appointed

April 5, 2018
by Robert G Trujillo

 

 

Peter P. Blank appointed as Photography Curator for Special Collections with the Stanford Libraries.

 

The Department of Special Collections of Stanford Libraries has appointed Peter Blank as its first Photography Curator. He will begin his new assignment June 1, 2018. 

The Interior Lives of Women

March 26, 2018
by Michelle Paquette

The thing I love most about working in Archives and Special Collections is the opportunity I get to glimpse into the lives of individuals and get a sense of their thoughts and feelings. I’m particularly interested in learning about the interior lives of women, especially as women are often underrepresented in the archival record, including in Stanford’s own collections. I did a (very rough, very inexact) examination of about 2300 collections held by Stanford’s Manuscripts Division, looking specifically at collections 1 box or more. Looking only at collections centered around a particular individual or family, the rough math worked out to about 72% of collections centered on men, 22% centered on women, and 6% centered on families. Again, these numbers aren’t exact, but the collections are undoubtedly dominated by men.

With that said, I’d like to highlight some moments from the lives three women represented in our collections: Edith M. Garretson Davies, Nellie Kono, and Marilyn Lyttle.

National School Walkout Posters 2018 Mar 14

National School Walkout Demonstration

March 14, 2018
by Jenny Johnson

Across the United States today, students walked out in demonstrations, a month to the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Stanford Students gathered outside of Green Library to call for stricter gun control laws and to discuss the larger problem of gun violence in communities of color. 

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