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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Field Reading Room, Special Collections

Sympathy for the Devil: Satan, Sin, and the Underworld is on display through December 1 at the Cantor Arts Center. Curator Bernard Barryte included a number of rare books from Special Collections, such as early illustrated editions of Milton’s Paradise Lost, in the exhibition, which celebrates the arrival on campus of Jackson Pollock’s Lucifer, one of the most important works in the new Anderson Collection at Stanford University.

Grand Prix de Spa Grand Touring Race, 1959. A digital trove of images of automobiles, auto racing and car culture provides a rich resource for designers, engineers and cultural scholars.

In a roundup of motoring news from the Web, including rollout and pricing of new models, The New York Times acknowledged the vital role of Stanford’s Revs Digital Library in preserving automotive history. Revs was also described as a “fantastically curated” collection by autoblog.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kathryn Dickason, Ph.D. candidate in Religious Studies, created a website sponsored by the Stanford Arts Institute for Scripting the Sacred: Medieval Latin Manuscripts, a 2012-13 exhibition in Green Library, which she co-curated with librarian David Jordan. The site includes digital images and descriptions of most of the manuscripts that were exhibited then.

"Printer's Workshop"

The Libraries announced the Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials, open to full-time students enrolled in a Stanford undergraduate or graduate degree program. The Wreden Prize is offered every two years and in this cycle has an application deadline of January 31, 2015.

See The Byra J. and William P. Wreden Prize for Collecting Books and Related Materials website for information about eligibility guidelines, and to read essays of past winners.

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