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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Terraforming: Art and Engineering in the Sacramento Watershed opens Thursday, January 26, 2017, with reception from 3-5 in the Green Library Rotunda, Stanford University - Top: Helen and Newton Harrison perform Sacramento Meditations at the San Francisco Art Institute in 1977. Harrison Papers, Stanford University Libraries. Bottom image: Folsom Dam on the American River. CA State Library. Postcard design E. Fischbach

Exhibition opening reception. Terraforming examines the history of freshwater in the Sacramento Watershed, juxtaposing materials from the archive of California artists Helen and Newton Harrison with materials from local, state, and national archives that document the development of water resources in California’s Central Valley and the West.

Reception: January 26, 3pm - 5pm, Green Library Rotunda. The reception is open to the general public and admission is free.

See: Stanford Libraries Special Collections Exhibits.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mario Paci conducting

The conductor, composer, and pianist, Mario Paci, lived the last 25 years of his life in Shanghai after being a touring pianist in Europe and Asia. He composed 8 songs in a late Romantic style, which are in manuscript at Stanford Libraries Special Collections. The songs will be performed for the first time in over 100 years by soprano Christine Abraham and pianist Laura Dahl at Toyon Hall for the opening of an exhibit on Paci on January 23 at 4 pm.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

If you haven't done so already, you may want take a stroll to Green Library and see the latest exhibit, Stanford Stories from the Archives. The exhibition features letters, photographs, publications, objects, and ephemera that show the evolution and unique aspects of student life on the Farm. Details of the exhibit was featured in the November 18th issue of Stanford News, "Green Library exhibition highlights 125 years of student life at Stanford."

The primary exhibit and three satellite exhibits are mounted in Green Library and the Arrillaga Alumni Center. An online version of the exhibition is also available.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Joseph Brodsky, 1988

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has recently acquired a private collection of exiled Russian poet Joseph Brodsky’s papers, including letters, photos, drafts, manuscripts, artwork and published and unpublished poems, some of which are currently on exhibition.

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