In 1905, Jane Stanford died of strychnine poisoning while traveling in Hawaii. Books such as The Mysterious Death of Jane Stanford by Robert Cutler (2003) and, most recently, Who Killed Jane Stanford? by Richard White (2022) explore the suspicious circumstances of her death by examining archival records and surviving documents, many of which are here in the Stanford collections.
Starting Fall 2022, the Stanford University Libraries will be implementing Aeon, our new library and archives request system for special collections items. This system will replace our current request forms for reading rooms across Stanford Libraries, including the Department of Special Collections, The David Rumsey Map Center, East Asia Library Special Collections, and the Archive of Recorded Sound.
With Aeon, users can create a researcher account, which will allow them to:
Hello, my name is Melissa, and welcome to my first blog post. I am a rising senior at East Palo Alto Academy, and this internship was suggested to me by my high school counselor. I decided to join this internship because I believed that this would be a great opportunity for me during my summer break and would support me in strengthening my future goals, like helping me make more informed decisions on what I want to do with my life.
The Department of Special Collections is thrilled to announce the hire of two new staff members into continuing appointment positions as processing archivists. The positions are funded by the Harold Hohbach Program Endowment, which was created from a gift by the Harold C. and Marilyn A. Hohbach Foundation. These positions will focus on making available collections highlighting the history of science, technology, and those that document changes and developments in Silicon Valley and further afield.
It is my great pleasure to welcome Lindsay King to Stanford Libraries as the new Head of the Bowes Art & Architecture Library. Lindsay's first day was Monday, August 1st. Prior to joining Stanford, Lindsay served as the Associate Director for Access and Research Services at the Robert B.
Climate change, covid and textile design are some of themes explored in this exhibition. Our collaboration continues with Prof. Gail Wight as her labels not only describe the unique features of each work but include how these objects will be used in teaching and learning.