Blog topic: News

Special Collections Receives Grant from the American Institute of Physics

March 25, 2013
by Jenny Johnson

The Stanford University Department of Special Collections and University Archives has been awarded a grant from the Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics (AIP), to process the papers of physicists Karl P. Cohen and Martin Packard, along with sizeable portion of the papers of William Shockley.

New Acquisition in Rare Books

March 22, 2013
by John E Mustain

The Department of Special Collections is pleased to have acquired recently Pierre Antoine de la Place’s Theatre Anglois, an eight-volume set published over the years 1746 to 1749.

Stephen Henry Schneider Papers Project Underway

March 22, 2013
by Jenny Johnson

Processing is underway on the Stephen Henry Schneider papers in the Stanford University Archives, thanks to the generous support of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). As you’ll read, this year our focus is on science! 

SDR Self-Deposit tool

Archives adds 30 collections to SDR

March 21, 2013
by Daniel Hartwig

The University Archives and DLSS are pleased to announce that 30 collections and publications have been added to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR).

Winning logos of the CourseWork Visual Design Contest.

CourseWork Visual Design Contest winners announced

March 21, 2013

On January 14, 2013, Academic Computing Services and the CourseWork UX team sponsored a Visual Design Contest to redesign the CourseWork logo. After receiving dozens of “strong entries,” the two student winners were announced on March 15th.

The winning entries of the CourseWork Visual Design Contest came from sophomore, Roger Chen and freshman, Ashley Ngu. Both entries were noted for their overall “excellent graphic design and attractive color scheme.”

We the People petition for open access to ALL govt information

March 17, 2013
by Mr. James R. (Librarian) Jacobs

As part of Sunshine Week -- and in conjunction with the White House's new policy on Open Access to federally funded scientific information -- a small group of government information librarians has started a petition on asking the Obama Administration to assure that there is free permanent public access to ALL authentic government information.

Now Available: MALDEF and CRLA Records

March 15, 2013
by Joseph Geller

The Department of Special Collections and University Archives at Stanford University Libraries is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a CLIR Hidden Collections grant project—Documenting Mexican American and Latino Civil Rights: Records of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA). This project has been one of the largest and most ambitious processing efforts ever undertaken by Special Collections. In the course of the two-year grant, the project team processed 2045 linear feet of MALDEF records and 406 linear feet of CRLA records. Access to these rich collections will give scholars from a wide range of disciplines a major resource for analyzing the civil rights struggles faced by Mexican Americans in the mid-to-late-20th century and will further establish Stanford’s Department of Special Collections as one of the most significant repositories containing collections that document all aspects of the Mexican American and Latino experience.