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The 2015 Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize

October 1, 2014
by Christopher Matson

The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize celebrates student collections of books, manuscripts, and other printed works on paper; it rewards three students for presenting well-written, thoughtful, and competent essays on the importance of their personal collections, from the standpoint of the significance or appeal of their form or content.  The first-prize winner at Stanford will be eligible to compete for an additional $2500 national prize.

StanfordNYC proposal available on reserve in Green and Engineering Libraries

September 29, 2014
In 2011 Stanford submitted its proposal to partner with New York City to build StanfordNYC, a world-class applied sciences and engineering campus that was expected to attract new talent to the University and to become a new hub of tech innovation and entrepreneurship.  StanfordNYC would occupy an iconic, state-of-the-art, environmentally sustainable campus on 10 acres on Roosevelt Island.

The colorful two-volume proposal now is available on reserve in Green Library and in the Terman Engineering Library in the Huang En

Join us: Opening Celebration of EAL on Oct. 1, 4pm-6pm

September 24, 2014

The East Asia Library, now in its new home at Lathrop Library, will have an opening celebration on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. With three floors of open stacks, an on-site special collection, siminar and teaching rooms and ample study spaces, the library has already been attracting much footprint since it opened on September 15.

Lithograph, Recolte du café

Brazil-Stanford: A Century-Old Connection

September 4, 2014
by Adan Griego

The Stanford Libraries hold one of the most comprehensive Braziliana collections in North America. Research interests in the region date back to the university’s early years with noted  geology professor John Casper Branner.  Before coming to campus in 1891 he had participated in two scientific expeditions to Brazil and would lead two other such important research field trips in 1899 and 1907. Cultural exchanges between Stanford and Brazil continue to this day. (1)

The collection is rich in pre-1900 travel accounts (200+ titles) and includes such rare treasures as Jean de Léry's Histoire d’un voyage fait en la terre du Brésil (1585) and Maurice Rugendas’ Voyage pittoresque dans le Brésil (1835). Lery's account of a year spent living among the Tupinamba Indians is considered a masterpiece of early modern ethnography and the rich visual imagery of Rugendas documented landscapes, fauna and flora in 1820s Brazil. 

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