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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Palo Alto Online interviewed Ben Stone, the Stanford Libraries’ curator of American and British history, about the recent acquisition of the Bob Fitch photographic archive.  Working for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Fitch captured on film the movements led by Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, to each of whom he was granted close privileged access by SCLC’s support of the civil rights movement.  Stone stated, "These images that Bob Fitch took add a visual component to these histories. Images often tell the story in different ways. I think they add great depth and complexity to the story. It's hard to study these movements without seeing the images. They capture things that paper-based archives don't or can't."

To read the full article, visit Palo Alto Online.

by Glen Worthey

Stanford Libraries veteran Charles Kerns has recently published Oaxaca Chocolate, the second novel in his "Santo Gordo Mystery" series.  (We reviewed the first book in the series, Santo Gordo: A Killing in Oaxaca, a few years ago in this same space.)

Not only is the new Santo Gordo mystery a great read: it was also recently chosen by the prestigious Kirkus Review as one of its "Indie Books of the Month" selections, accompanied by an appreciative review.

The University has created a new website, Stanford Profiles, to support faculty and to facilitate their research activities by extending to other schools, institutes and administrative units on campus the Community Academic Profiles (CAP) system that has been available to School of Medicine faculty since 2004. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Stanford Quad corner and column

SUL has the following new positions this week:

Acquisitions Editor, SU Press, Stanford University Libraries (#62645)

 
For a complete description of open positions within SUL, go to the Stanford Library Jobs page.
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