Page circulating materials from the Archive if Recorded Sound via SearchWorks for pick up in Green Library. This service is available to the following current Stanford ID cardholders: undergraduate students, graduate students, post-docs, professors (including emeriti), staff, fellows, and Stanford visiting scholars. The Archive of Recorded Sound remains closed to onsite visits, with an exception for academic campus cleared Stanford affiliates with special circumstances. Please contact us if you have questions about accessing special materials during this time.
Working in a large archive means you're always discovering collections - sometimes even collections that are already open and available. In this case, it was a group of audio tapes related to 1950s gay rights organization the Mattachine Society. In the midst of preparing for a vault move, we came across a tape labeled “Reel #6” which had been misfiled and listed as lost. After considerable sleuthing the reel was finally returned to its rightful box.
The Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound is holding online office hours and hosting limited in person visits.
The scheduled online office hours are Tuesday 4 to 5 PM PST and Thursday 1-2 PM PST, other times may be available upon request. In person research is is by appointment and is dependant upon review. To find out more, read on.