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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.

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Stanford librarians on the "alt-ac" path

March 13, 2013
by Glen Worthey

On April 10, three Stanford librarians will talk to Stanford graduate students about their experiences moving from PhD programs into library work.  This event, titled “Alt Ac @ Libraries,” will feature Chris Bourg, AUL for Public Services (PhD in Sociology); Matt Marostica, Subject Specialist for Economics and Political Science (PhD in Political Scicence); and Regan Murphy Kao, Japanese Studies Librarian (PhD in Japanese).

Preserving automotive history, one image at a time

March 8, 2013
by Peter Alexander Mangiafico

In an unassuming low-rise building on a side street in Naples, Florida sits the Revs Institute.  The Institute, which is open to invited scholars and guests, houses a collection of fully restored historically significant automobiles, as well as a library containing images, books and ephemera.  Since the images are carefully stored, many as negatives, a large number of them may not have been seen since they were taken.  Up until now, this entire collection was housed under one roof, one large hurricane away from being damaged or lost

Downtown San Jose

Music librarians know the way to San Jose

March 4, 2013
by Ray Heigemeir

The 82nd annual meeting of the Music Library Association took place in San Jose, February 27-March 3, 2013. Over 400 registrants enjoyed a wide range of educational sessions, workshops, and social events. Jerry McBride, Head of the Stanford Music Library & Archive of Recorded Sound, wrapped up a successful two-year run as president of the organization. In addition, Jerry’s publication, Douglas Moore: a bio-bibliography, was awarded the prestigious Vincent H. Duckles Award for the best book-length bibliography or other research tool in music.

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