Stanford Libraries Special Collections staff received a "Dear Colleagues and Friends" email from one of our highly valued and respected staff members this past Thursday, January 25. Elizabeth Fischbach, Exhibitions Designer, has announced, "With complicated feelings, I’m writing to let you know that I’ve set my official retirement date for June 1, 2018. Engagement with a job has a life cycle, and after nearly 30 years designing and producing exhibits for Special Collections I feel it’s time to move into the next phase of life—rejuvenation and repurposing of my time, focus, and energy."
Blog topic: Exhibits
The East Asia Library is currently hosting an exhibition containing works of Korean calligraphy created by members of the Galmul Hangeul Calligraphy Association. Several of the calligraphers will visit Stanford to offer a demonstration of Korean calligraphy on February 1, 2018.
Super Bowl by the Bay, now on display in Green Library's south lobby, highlights the excitement that gripped the campus on January 20, 1985, when Stanford served as the host of Super Bowl XIX.
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.
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.
There is a new exhibit in the South Lobby/East Wing of Green Library, highlighting Stanford Special Collections’ trove of Russian satirical journals from the beginning of the 20th century: “The Russian Revolution of 1905: Political Change Reflected in Satire & Caricature.”
Russia had a revolution in 1917. In fact, it had two revolutions in 1917 – the first one in February, and then the one in October. But it also almost had one in 1905.
In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition at the East Asia Library, entitled Words in Characters: Books as Vehicles, the library will host a conference on Friday, October 13 featuring talks given by several of the artists whose works are included within the exhibit.