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Friday, September 20, 2013

Aretino - Phonograph (after 1906). Designed to only play discs with a 3" diameter hole.

In addition to its extensive audiovisual and print collections, the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound also maintains a collection of audio equipment that highlights the development of playback and recording since the turn of the 20th century. At the center of this collection is a magnificent set of historic phonographs, ranging from a 1901 Edison Home A cylinder phonograph to a 1926 Victrola Credenza.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Chromolithographic plate from Opern-Tÿpen (Berlin: G. Kölle, 1882) depicting Carmen and Escamillo in Act IV of Bizet’s Carmen.

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to introduce Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres, a cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres. It allows complex searches across multiple categories or simple browsing within any single category, such as genre, composer, librettist, premiere date, country, oratorio subject, or theater.

Paskaerte van NOVA GRANADA, en t'Eylandt CALIFORNIA.

The Glen McLaughlin Map Collection of California as an Island is now available online. The 731 maps were collected by Glen McLaughlin over a period of 40 years and acquired by Stanford in 2012. It is the largest known private collection of maps showing California as an island.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ramūnas Katilius, Joseph Brodsky and Lithuanian poet Tomas Venclova
by Elga Zalite

In June 2013, SUL's Special Collections Department acquired 8 manuscript boxes of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky’s papers from Lithuania, materials that had belonged to the family of Ramūnas and Elmira Katilius.