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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.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

"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.

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.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monterey Jazz Festival logo

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.

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