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former Ampex building

Manuscripts in the Ampex Orbit

November 3, 2016
by Franz Kunst

Big changes here in Redwood City’s Mid-Point Technology Park: As you may have read, the library's Manuscripts and Rare Books Cataloging division (along with Conservation, SMPL & SU Press) has just moved from one building to another across the street while a brand new campus is built. What may not be generally known, however, is that both buildings once housed the electronics corporation Ampex, whose records we happen to have. In 1944 Ampex was founded a few miles north in San Carlos, and operated there for several years before moving to larger facilities in Redwood City after the success of their pioneering audio and video tape machines. The office park's fountains were designed by architect John Carl Warnecke (’41) who also designed Stanford's post office & student store, as well as Meyer and the Cummings art building (both of which no longer exist - perhaps a comment on Modernism's unfashionability?).

Reunion Homecoming: Now in VR!

October 19, 2016
by Josh Schneider

From a major exhibition, to a Band performance, to free Stanford-branded Google Cardboards, to an oral history booth: this Reunion Homecoming the Archives is offering a rich variety of options for alumni and their families.

Incomparable: The Stanford Band exhibit opens at Arrillaga Alumni Center

October 19, 2016
by Josh Schneider

An exhibit focused on the incomparable Stanford Band is now on display at Arrillaga Alumni Center. One of several exhibits currently displayed on campus in celebration of Stanford's 125 anniversary, and united under the theme of "Stanford Stories from the Archives," the exhibit highlights the history of the Band from its earliest formal performances in the 1890's to the irreverent and beloved campus institution we know today.

Still from Moments of Innovation - A Stanford Virtual Experience (2016).

Watch it Online: Moments of Innovation – A Stanford Virtual Experience

October 5, 2016
by Josh Schneider

Moments of Innovation is a virtual reality film that highlights 125 years of innovation at Stanford. A collaboration between the Stanford University Archives and three graduate students in Stanford’s documentary filmmaking program, the film seamlessly weaves together historical images and audiovisual materials from the Archives with 360° video footage of iconic Stanford locations and experiences.

National Geospatial Advisory Group Holds Fall Meeting

October 2, 2016
by Julie Sweetkind-Singer

The National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC) held its fall meeting at the National Conservation Training Center near Shepherdstown, West Virginia on September 27-28, 2016.  The NGAC is a Federal Advisory Committee (FACA) to the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC).  The role of the NGAC is to provide advice and recommendations related to the national geospatial program and the development of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure.  Full minutes of the meeting, PowerPoints, and lightning talks will be available on the NGAC website shortly.  

We-tripantu, Cunco, 2014. Hector González de Cunco Photographs

Chile at the Stanford Libraries

September 20, 2016
by Adan Griego

Stanford's libraries house an extensive collection on various aspects of Chilean culture. The personal library of Fernando Alegría, leading exile figure and Stanford professor for over 30 years, gives it in-depth humanities coverage with over 2900 unique titles of chapbooks, first editions and other literary publications. Items are located in the circulating collection with the more rare/unique placed in Special Collections. In addition, the 100 boxes containing Alegria's literary archive document many of the country's socio-political and cultural events before the 1973 coup as well as the exile years. The Hoover Archives also hold several collections from these years.

Moses Li donation

Stanford alumnus Dr. Moses Li donates Chiang Kai-shek transcripts to East Asia Library

September 13, 2016
by Zhaohui Xue

At a small ceremony held in the East Asia Library on Thursday, September 8, 2016, Dr. Moses Li, Stanford alumnus, CEO and President of the CUA (Holding) USA LLC, CUA (Holding) HKG Ltd., the Sino-America Medical Foundation, and Moses Li Medical Education Foundation, donated the first 13 volumes of the forthcoming series of Transcripts of the Collection of President Chiang Kai-shek: Chronological Events.

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