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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sarah Newton, a conservation technician, places Andy in the base of the custom-made case she designed and created for the pint-sized robot. Photo courtesy: L. A. Cicero, Stanford News Service

The Stanford News recently published a photo essay of the Stanford Libraries Conservation Lab.

"In the Conservation Lab of Stanford University Libraries, every story has a happy ending.

Each story begins with the arrival of a university treasure – a rare book, map, serial or manuscript that needs repair, or a one-of-a-kind object that needs a custom-made box.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Dangerous Summer book cover image

The Baltic film series continues with the film screening of "Dangerous Summer" (2000) with introduction by Marta Mannenbach.

When: Monday, November 2, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: Pigott Hall, 450 Serra Mall, Building 260
Contact: Liisi Esse or CREEES, 650-725-2563

Set in Riga, the capital of Latvia, the film tells a tragic love story before and during the Soviet invasion of Latvia in 1940 and the early stages of World War II.

All film screenings are free and open to the public. RSVP requested.

Following this event, the Baltic Film Series will feature: "In the Crosswind" (2014), and "Land of Songs" (2014). Please see the Baltic Film Series page for a full listing of films, event times and locations, and film synopses.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Starting September 2nd 2015, SUL began using ArchivesSpace as its new archival management and description application. ArchivesSpace is used by archivists to accession, describe and provide access to the more than 7,000 archival collections held by Stanford University Libraries (SUL).

SUL Rosette

The Stanford Dish featured an article on "Stanford historian Clayborne Carson and his pespective on the Black Panther Party in a new documentary film about the organization. In The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Carson, the founding director of Stanford’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, is interviewed about the Panthers."

The article also mentioned that the Stanford Libraries' has the collection of legal documents, correspondence, photographs and ephemera known as the Black Panther Party archives.

Ready the article in its entirety, Stanford historian featured in new Black Panther documentary by Clifton Parker.