“We are talking about tens of thousands of documents, photographs, audio records, video records, and university records generally. That’s a lot to deal with, and that deserves a round of applause.”
Special Collections Unbound
- An account book binding formed from leaves recovered from a thirteenth-century legal codex, in Latin, decorated manuscript on parchment.
- French frisket fragment. (13th century?)
- Musical manuscript containing vocal works by Dufay, Grenon, and Binchois : [The Boorman Fragment]. Northern Italy, ca. 1430.
- Johannes. 1475. Compendium quattuor librorum Sententiarum Petri Lombardi. [Augsburg]: [Günther Zainer]
- Ulricus. 1480. Fraternitas cleri. [Ulm]: [Johannes Zainer].
- Diogenes Laertius, Ambrogio Traversari, and Benedictus Brognolus. 1490. Diogenes Laertius De uita & moribus philosophorum. Impressum fuit Venetiis: Impensis nobilis uiri Octauiani Scoti ciuis Modoetiẽ sis.
Part Two – Term and Soft-Funded Staff in Collection Services
Part One - Regular Staff in Collection Services
The regular staff in the Collection Services arm of the Department of Special Collections & University Archives has finally unpacked from our last relocation in July and settled into our new space in Academy Hall on Stanford’s Redwood City campus. It is a great relief to see our cataloging, processing and digital units once again hard at work and various collections spread out in our workroom. As always, they, and all of those behind the scenes in Redwood City and our colleagues on campus, did a phenomenal job!
The physical materials in the Chiapas Photography Project collection have been processed and are now available for research. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed here at the Online Archive of California. The materials in the collection include administrative files, public activities files (including flyers, pamphlets, and booklets), photographs, slides, negatives, contact sheets, correspondence, publications, and audiovisual media.
Please join the Department of Special Collections & University Archives in welcoming Deardra Fuzzell as its Exhibits Coordinator. She will begin her new assignment on November 1, 2019.
In May, 2019, three colleagues launched an exhibit to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death by celebrating the books and ideas that shaped his world. Leonardo's Library: The World of a Renaissance Reader will be on display through mid-October in the Green Library Bing Wing. The three colleagues, Prof. Paula Findlen, John Mustain (Emeritus Curator of Rare Books), and Elizabeth Fischbach (exhibits designer and manager for Stanford Libraries Special Collections), brought a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to a real blockbuster demonstration of what can be accomplished when Stanford faculty, libraries, and a team of exceptional students come together to tell a story with our collections. We're happy to announce a new online exhibit, https://exhibits.stanford.edu/leonardo, to parallel and augment the physical experience and preserve a memory of this event for posterity.