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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).

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jeannie Barroga
by Rebecca Wingfield and Benjamin Stone

The creative process of Barroga, author of Buffalo’ed, Walls, Banyan, Aurora and numerous other dramatic works, is captured through correspondence, journals and production binders in the archive. 

Born in Milwaukee, Jeannie Barroga headed west to northern California after college where her career as a playwright took shape. Barroga often draws upon her Filipino background in her writings, which have influenced the American theater landscape. She is also the most produced Filipina-American playwright having plays performed across the globe. 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

SUL Rosette

Fragments of a manuscript containing rare translations of Old French courtly love poems into Old Norse prose were discovered as linings in a bishop’s mitre, and just as remarkably about three-quarters of the original manuscript miraculously survives in the University Library in Uppsala.  Our link is to a blog post from two years ago by Erik Kwakkel, but the fragments were also featured with new photographs in Manuscripts from the Arnamagnaean Collection (2015), a recent arrival in Green Library.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

by Gabrielle Karampelas

The privacy and access challenges of archives containing electronic communications of enduring historical value are addressed in the Libraries’ latest release of ePADD.

Despite rapid growth of email use since its inception 40 years ago, and the increasing presence of email within research collections, the vast majority of email archives of modern historical figures remain inaccessible to researchers. Repositories that seek to make email content available for research face significant copyright and privacy issues and can be daunted by the sheer volume of email transferred.