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Monday, April 28, 2014

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The Archive of Recorded Sound has recently processed the following collections: 

Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection
The Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection principally contains sheet music of works either composed by Daniels, published under his given name or one of his pseudonyms, notably Neil Moret, or works published by one of the many publishers Daniels was affiliated with during his career. Also included are piano rolls of works by Daniels, various periodicals from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, ephemera, and compositions and publications by the creator of the Charles Daniels Sheet Music Collection, Nan Bostick.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Palo Alto Online interviewed Ben Stone, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of American and British history, about the recent acquisition of the Bob Fitch photographic archive.  Working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Fitch captured on film the movements led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, to each of whom he was granted close privileged access by SCLC’s support of the civil rights movement.  Stone stated, "These images that Bob Fitch took add a visual component to these histories. Images often tell the story in different ways. I think they add great depth and complexity to the story. It's hard to study these movements without seeing the images. They capture things that paper-based archives don't or can't."

To read the full article, visit Palo Alto Online.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

A new exhibition has just opened at the Music Library entitled Treasures from the Archive of Recorded Sound, on show through August 14. The exhibition was curated and installed by the Archive of Recorded Sound's Interim Operations Manager, Benjamin Bates, who describes the content and theme of the exhibit in more detail. 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Satirical print of French aristocrats

The Stanford Libraries is highlighted in today's issue of the Stanford News for its recent release of the French Revolution Digital Archive (FRDA). The archive, a collaboration between the Stanford Libraries and the Bibliothéque nationale de France, contains both images and textual documentation of the French Revolution's early years.

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