Blog topic: New acquisitions

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Inquisition documents and other new medieval and early modern acquisitions on display May 3rd

April 30, 2019
by Kathleen M Smith

On Friday, May 3rd, 2019, there will be an Open House in the Barchas Room of Green Library featuring recent acquisitions in medieval and early modern manuscripts, printed books, and other new materials. One of the new items on display will be a collection of rare handwritten documents from fifteenth-century Bologna, a main center of Inquisition activity in Italy, related to trials and investigations involving Jews--which is unusual since the Inquisition in Italy focused more on combating Christian heresy.

Carte de Visite photograph of Ambrose Bierce, Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee (undated; 1862-1863?)

New Ambrose Bierce manuscript collection open for research: Foster Family Collection of Ambrose Bierce materials

February 26, 2019
by Benjamin Lee Stone

 

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?), author of such noted Civil War short stories as the “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” collected in his seminal 1891 collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, was unique among American writers for his front-line service as a combatant in the American Civil War. Thanks to a recent major gift, the Department of Special Collections in the Stanford University Libraries now hold unique manuscript materials relating to Bierce’s Civil War service.

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