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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.

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.

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