Three massive and extraordinary volumes were recently donated to the Stanford University Libraries: Modern Opera Houses and Theatres: Examples Selected from Playhouses Recently Erected in Europe, with Descriptive Text, a Treatise on Theatre Planning and construction, and Supplements on Stage Machinery, Theatre Fires, and Protective Legislationby Edwin O. Sachs, 2nd issue (London: B.T. Batsford, 1897-1898).The volumes measure 58.5 x 42 cm.
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Sunday April 22nd is Earth Day. Cubberley Library staff have pulled some of our books imbued with the spirit of Earth Day. We have biographies of individuals dedicated to saving the flora and fauna of this planet as well as individuals who have made a difference in their communities by recycling trash or replanting. Come learn who Anna Comstock, Wangari Maathai, and Isatou Ceesay are and why they might be considered earth champions. Other books which might interest budding earth warriors are on endangered species, community gardening, how the water cycle affects the environment, etc.
Several representatives from the Stanford East Asia Library recently attended the International Conference on Cyberinfrastructure for Historical China Studies at the Harvard Center in Shanghai, organized by Peter Bol of the China Biographical Database project at Harvard University and Donald Sturgeon of the Chinese Text Project, in conjunction with the Peking University Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History. The purpose of the conference was to discuss the creation of new infrastructure for supporting digital humanities projects in Chinese studies.
The Chuck Black Endowment for Early Jazz and Blues promotes the study of early and traditional jazz, blues, and similar musical styles as they emerged and evolved from 1900-1950. In 2016-17 the Endowment acquired twenty-four rare blues recordings.
Stanford Libraries recently launched a new feature within SearchWorks called articles+. This new search feature provides access to hundreds of thousands of academic journal, magazine and news articles, book chapters, some dissertations, conference proceedings, and more from thousands of databases in a single search.
The month of April not only marks the beginning of a new quarter at Stanford but it is also a month filled with many happenings in and around the Stanford Libraries. See below a list of April events and workshops. And, if you haven't done so already, be sure to see the Green Library exhibit, Facing the World: Type Design in Global Perspective, which will be closing April 22.