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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.

Building a Solid Scholarly Workbench

November 22, 2017
by Mimi Calter

The Stanford Libraries, like the rest of Stanford, has engaged in a long-range planning process which has all of our staff focused on the role that the library plays in a growing, and changing, academic organization.  That process, which has involved both internal review and engagement with faculty, students, and donors, has lead us to develop a new metaphorical model for envisioning the library’s position in the academic sphere: The Scholarly Workbench.

Jenny Lind paper doll set and box, ca. 1846-48

The Jenny Lind paper doll set

November 22, 2017
by Ray Heigemeir

The Jenny Lind paper doll set is a somewhat unusual and most charming recent acquisition by the Stanford Libraries. The doll, measuring just 10 cm in height, comes with costumes from eight of Lind’s notable opera roles, a “concert-toilette” (recital) gown, and five hair pieces.  The chromolithographed opera costumes may reference actual outfits worn by Lind, or, more likely, originate from the designer’s imagination. We do know that the designer took liberties with the doll’s hair color—Lind was decidedly a brunette.

A day to share - fall image

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 14, 2017
by Laszlo Jakusovszky

To help while you're relaxing on the couch in post-turkey bliss, the Media & Microtext Center is happy to announce we're extending DVD borrowing over Thanksgiving week!

Starting 11/11 audio-visual materials will be due Mon 11/27.

Remember there's no limit on the number of DVDs, Blu-rays, videogames, etc., you can check out. Enjoy!

- The Media & Microtext Center in Cecil H. Green Library

East Asia Library hosts exhibition of student paintings

November 14, 2017
by Joshua Capitanio

During the week of November 4 - November 10, the East Asia Library hosted a pop-up exhibition of Chinese brush paintings created by the students in ART 243: The Art of Peony in Chinese Brush Painting, a course taught through the Continuing Studies program by Dr. Felix Chan Lim and Dr. Bobbi Makani-Lim.

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