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Cantor staff with Peter Blank at The Conjured Life

During the late Spring and early Summer of 2016, Jodi Roberts, Halperin Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, and Sean O'Hanlan, a 5th year Ph.D. candidate in Art History who is writing on Surrealism, viewed the subtantial holdings of Surrealist printed material and ephemera held by the Bowes Art & Architecture Library. After numerous viewings and planning sessions with Peter Blank, Senior Librarian, and additional examinations of material held by Special Collections, Jodi and Sean selected thirty-eight Art Library pieces and two Special Collections pieces for inclusion in "The Conjured Life: The Legacy of Surrealism," a loan show traveling from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. With important works by the Surrealist circle or inspired by Surrealism, "The Conjured Life" presents Surrealism as a long standing, rich, and collaborative culture of artistic practice, a perspective only made possible with the inclusion of the printed materials loaned by SUL. Among the significant pieces on loan from the Art Library are three gelatin silver photographic prints by Eugène Atget from the 1956 portfolio printed by Berenice Abbott, 20 Photographs, the 1936 collaboration between Yves Tanguy and Benjamin Péret, Dormir, dormir dans les pierres; poème (1936), with a hand painted cover by Tanguy, and two volumes from Max Ernst's remarkable five volume collage suite, Une semaine de bonté (1934). Special Collections lent the title that started it all, André Breton's first Surrealist manifesto, Manifeste du surréalisme; Poisson soluble (1924). With special thanks to members of SUL's ace Preservation staff, whose tireless efforts in support of the exhibition before and during the infamous Redwood City move made the loans possible: Kristen St. John, David Brock, Beth Ryan, Sarah Newton, and Aude Gabory. "The Conjured Life" is now open and will continue through April 3, 2017. Don't miss it! The attached photo shows Peter surrounded by members of the Cantor staff and the Cantor docents after an orientation tour to introduce the docents to the SUL loans.

Mario Paci

A series of events will be held on January 23, 2017 to commemorate the opening of the new exhibit at the East Asia Library, "Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China."  Two public lectures will be offered from 12:00 - 1:30 PM at the East Asia Library, followed by a recital at 4:00 PM at Toyon Hall, featuring performances of several of Mario Paci's compositions.  The East Asia Library will host an opening reception for the exhibit from 5:00 - 6:00 PM.

Mario Paci

January 23, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Located in the entrance hall of the East Asian Library, "Mario Paci: An Italian Maestro in China" features an exhibition of of selected materials from the Mario Paci Papers, a collection of documents, photographs, and musical scores donated to Stanford University Libraries in 2013 by Floria and Alexander Zaharoff, Paci's daughter and grandson, with the assistance of Stanford professor Jindong Cai.  This important collection of documents is held in Stanford University Libraries Special Collections, and has recently been digitized.     

We are pleased to announce the January 2017 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

Gear Up for Research Day – Feb 16, 2017

  • Winter 2017 Workshops
  • Dogs in the Quad - January 12th
  • Overleaf Campus Challenge
  • 500 Wiley Journals Now Require ORCiDs
  • Science Robotics - Give Feeback on Trial Subscription
  • Engineering Village - New Numeric Search!
  • New Robin Li and Melissa Ma Science Library
  • Media & Microtext Items Now Pageable to Branches
Stanford University Libraries are a Federal Depository Library.

There has been renewed worry and interest from library, academic, and scientific communities, as well as, the general public about the loss of government information with the incoming Trump administration and the need to archive this information. 

The autograph from the 17th century manuscript of Purcell’s Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments Made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694. “Fini, Mr. Henry Purcell.”

Henry Purcell. Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694

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Guest blogger: Michael Evans Kinney

While not much is known about the early St. Cecilia’s Day celebrations circa 1683, England’s premier composer, Henry Purcell (1659-1695), wrote many pieces for the festivities. In 1694, he wrote one such piece, titled Te Deum & Jubilate for Voices and Instruments made for St. Cecilia’s Day 1694. The landmark work sets an English translation of the St. Ambrose Hymn and revolutionized church music with its scoring for violins, viola, basso continuo, and two trumpets, with soloists and choir.

The Carter Family, 1927

Founded by Richard Weize in 1975, the German re-issue label Bear Family Records has been a leader in reissuing lavishly produced box sets of American roots music, with a particular focus on American country music (and related genres) from the 1920s through the 1980s.   Bear Family’s box sets are impeccably curated, with recordings sourced from the best known copies, or master tapes whenever possible.  The reissued recordings are accompanied by extensively researched discographies and book-length liner notes. Bear Family recordings have been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards, including 17 ARSC (Association for Record Sound Collections) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research and 6 Grammy nominations.

We are pleased to announce the December 2016 digital issue of the Terman Engineering Library News.

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In the news this month:

  • Search Knovel Content from Engineering Village
  • Dog Therapy in the Quad – Back December 8th!
  • Holiday Closure
  • Links Not Working Over the Closure?  Do this!
  • New Library Opens Next Month
  • Boring Break?  Watch Some Movies, Play a Game
  • Morgan & Claypool Synthesis Library Update

 

 

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