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2019 International Women's Day

March 7, 2019
by Kimberly R. Kay

March 8, 2019 is International Women's Day, and Stanford Libraries would like to share some of our outstanding collections focusing on women! When I put out the call to our staff for collections that celebrate women, I was overwhelmed by the response. The subjects range from women who were integral to Stanford's history to feminist activists and writers to educators, artists, and pioneers in their fields. Here are just a few fantastic resources found at Stanford Libraries:

Some recent publications of Humanities and Area Studies curators

March 5, 2019
by Sarah B Sussman

Many curators in HASRG balance active research in their subject fields with daily work at Stanford Library. Participating in the scholarly and professional debates in our areas of expertise shapes how we develop the collections,  and allows us to provide top notch research and outreach services to students and scholars at Stanford and in the larger academic realm. A recently-formed writing group, organized by Margarita Nafpaktitis, Eitan Kensky, and Kathleen Smith, offers collegial support.

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus

Music librarians gather in St. Louis

March 1, 2019
by Ray Heigemeir

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus, depicts Louis IX of France (1214-1270), namesake of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Music librarians from around the country traveled to St. Louis, MO recently for the 88thannual meeting of the Music Library Association.

Image of a printed program from a Standard Hour broadcast

Historic Standard Hour radio broadcasts now accessible in SearchWorks

The Archive of Recorded Sound, in collaboration with the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, recently completed the digitization and cataloging of 684 analog recordings of The Standard Hour radio broadcasts that occurred between 1938 and 1955.  This extensive project was generously funded through the Recordings at Risk program sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).   

Warhol, AI, and the Idea of the Archive

AI and the Andy Warhol Photography Archive. Contact sheets as big data.

Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 in the Bender Room at Green Library, Peggy Phelan and Maneesh Agrawala will join the library's digital research architect, Nicole Coleman to discuss the
Andy Warhol Photography Archive, Contact Sheets: 1976 - 1987 and how technology is changing our relationship with media.

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