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Guadalajara’s International Book Fair, 31 Years Strong

December 6, 2017
by Adan Griego

In its 31 years, the Guadalajara International Book Fair / Feria Internacional del Libro (FIL) has become the most important book event in the Spanish-speaking world showcasing the hemisphere’s publishing output and hosting multiple panels: from author readings to round table discussion on current events. Opening every Thanksgiving weekend, FIL received over 800,000 visitors by the time it ended on December 3rd.

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Grateful Dead in the Bob Fitch contact sheets

December 5, 2017
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

This is a guest post from Bob Fitch Project Archivist, Gurudarshan Khalsa.

We recently completed digitizing the many contact sheets in the Bob Fitch Photography Archive. Thanks Griselda Mercado!  And thanks to Michelle Paquette and the team at the Digital Library Systems and Services, the contact sheets are now available online. The Bob Fitch Photography Archive consists of the work of photojournalist and activist Bob Fitch documenting the civil rights movement, farmworkers movement, peace movement and other social justice causes from the 1960s to the mid-2000s.

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Winter is coming

December 5, 2017
by Kelly L Roll

As we say goodbye to autumn and hello to winter we thought it appropriate to show off some of the books at Cubberley Library with a wintry theme. Once you take them home, requirements for reading these books are 

  1. A cup of hot cocoa
  2. A comfy warm spot to read and
  3. Someone needing a tale of whirling snowflakes or winters chill.

Please stop by before winter break.  Snow is falling (somewhere) and books are calling.

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Concierge tours: Hoover Institute's new space and Law Library

December 4, 2017
by Ellie Buckley

Please join us for two Concierge Tours in December 2017!

The Hoover Institution will be hosting tours to show us their recently-finished space. Please sign up for one of the two times below. Tours are limited to 15 participants and will begin in the Hoover Courtyard.

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John Fitz Gibbon and Art in California

November 30, 2017
by Franz Kunst

This post comes to you from SPEC’s current intern, Brian Adams.

For the past several weeks, I’ve been interning at Special Collections’ Redwood City facility, where the fabulous Manuscript Processing team does their work in regal silence. I’m currently enrolled in Simmons College’s Masters in Library and Information Science graduate program, and for my internship experience I have been processing my very first collection, the papers of art critic/collector/CSU Sacramento professor John Fitz Gibbon.

New exhibit on display in Lane Library

November 29, 2017
by Kelly Fields

A new exhibit about the role of the Stanford University School of Medicine in WWI is now on view in Lane Library, marking the 100th anniversary of the US entry into the war. The exhibit examines the split that occurred within the university and the country over the proper role of the US when war broke out in 1914, as well as the varied ways that the School of Medicine faculty, students, and facilities eventually became involved. The exhibit features historical photographs and documents from the Stanford Medical History Center, located in Lane Library.

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