Special Collections Unbound

National School Walkout Posters 2018 Mar 14

National School Walkout Demonstration

March 14, 2018
by Jenny Johnson

Across the United States today, students walked out in demonstrations, a month to the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Stanford Students gathered outside of Green Library to call for stricter gun control laws and to discuss the larger problem of gun violence in communities of color. 

Special Collections welcomes Sally DeBauche

March 9, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

Please join us in welcoming our new Digital Archivist, Sally DeBauche, who will start work on April 2nd. Sally will be responsible for reviewing workflows and for making the acquired- and born-digital materials that are received in Special Collections available for research. She will join Stanford's ePADD project team as well as become involved with other projects related to digital materials. While she will be based primarily at the Library’s Redwood City facility, you will also see her on campus.

Bill O’Hanlon retiring from RWC-branch of Special Collections

February 2, 2018
by Glynn Edwards

As Bill states in his retirement letter: “With over thirty-two years of service to the University, seventeen with the Library, and fifteen with Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), it is time to move forward to the next phase of my life.” A devotee of history, Bill had one break during his tenure at Stanford when he returned to school for an MA in History. Although he began at SLAC as a surveyor, he went back there to work in their archives. Later, after moving to Special Collections, he followed his history degree with an MLIS.

Page from Irene and Bill Irby scrapbook

Agency in the Historical Record: Reflections on the Irene and Bill Irby scrapbook of the Philippines

January 30, 2018
by Michelle Paquette

                Earlier this month I visited a friend in Washington, D.C. for a brief vacation. We spent much of one afternoon at the National Museum of African American History & Culture. One placard in particular from the “Slavery and Freedom 1400-1877” exhibit struck me in a way that sparked a connection with a scrapbook that I cataloged for Stanford this past summer.

Becky Fischbach

Elizabeth (Becky) Fischbach Announces Retirement

January 29, 2018
by Robert G Trujillo

Stanford Libraries Special Collections staff received a "Dear Colleagues and Friends" email from one of our highly valued and respected staff members this past Thursday, January 25.  Elizabeth Fischbach, Exhibitions Designer, has announced, "With complicated feelings, I’m writing to let you know that I’ve set my official retirement date for June 1, 2018. Engagement with a job has a life cycle, and after nearly 30 years designing and producing exhibits for Special Collections I feel it’s time to move into the next phase of life—rejuvenation and repurposing of my time, focus, and energy."