Exploring Alessandro Grandi's 1625 Celesti Fiori

Crossing arches, Saint Mark's Basilica, Venice
January 20, 2023
by Ray Heigemeir

Guest blogger: Zachary Haines

In 1619, there was a great theft in the city of Venice. Over the course of two to three years in St. Mark’s Basilica, a singer named Leonardo Simonetti likely heard and sang the beautiful music of his colleague, Alessandro Grandi. In secret, Simonetti acquired the drafts of these songs and edited them into a collection of motets which were then printed under the title Celesti Fiori.

Tabletop Tuesday: Chris Bennett on the history of women's suffrage games

Image of parts of the board game Votes for Women, with document reproductions
January 19, 2023
by Kathleen M Smith

The Hohbach Hall Seminar room was jam-packed on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, as a large and enthusiastic crowd came to hear game designer Chris Bennett present on the past and present of suffragette games.

New Baltic internship opportunities available through Stanford's Global Studies Internship Program

Stanford students in Riga, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reception (summer 2022)
January 10, 2023
by Liisi Esse

In the summer of 2023, Stanford students can choose between eight different internship opportunities in Estonia and Latvia, offered by the Global Studies Internship Program. The Baltic portion of the Global Studies Internship Program is hosted by SGS and co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and Vabamu.

2023 internship opportunities in Estonia and Latvia

New additions to the Department of Economics records available for research!

Bradley Strauss and Christian Guallpa processing the Department of Economics collection
January 10, 2023
by Hanna Ahn

Early in 2022, the University Archives was contacted by the Department of Economics regarding a recently unearthed trove of historical documents which had been tucked away in a storage closet for many decades. University Archivist Josh Schneider and Assistant University Archivist Hanna Ahn went to investigate, and were ecstatic to find that the files and notebooks inside those dusty boxes were indeed related to the early history of the department!

Marek Tamm, Holger Mölder, Ingrid Pappel, and Ralf-Martin Soe awarded 2023 Stanford Estonian fellowships

East entrance of Green Library
December 13, 2022
by Liisi Esse

Stanford University Libraries, The Europe Center, FSI's Program on Geopolitics, Technology, and Governance, Hoover Institution Library & Archives, and Stanford's Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, in collaboration with Vabamu, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, and Tallinn University of Technolgy are pleased to announce that Dr. Marek Tamm, Dr. Holger Mölder, Dr. Ingrid Pappel, and Dr.

Keep calm and color in the Art Library

December 12, 2022
by Katharine A Keller

Come destress with puzzles and coloring books through December 20th. 

Born-digital collections opened for research in 2022

Photo of packaging for software called "Appointment Calendar Plus"
November 30, 2022
by Annie Schweikert

Special Collections receives a large amount of born-digital material every year—this year, more than 10 terabytes and counting. Special Collections and Born Digital Preservation Lab (BDPL) staff work together to image and process the digital material we receive, with the ultimate goal of making this material available through Stanford’s catalog. Here are some highlights of the digital materials we’ve opened for research over the past year.