Special Collections Unbound

Robert and Lysa McDowell at the Story Line Press mailbox

New poetry collections open for research

May 2, 2022
by Emma Frothingham

The Jack Marshall papers and Story Line Press records are now processed and open for research! Both of these collections showcase American poetry in the latter half of the twentieth century with an emphasis on narrative poetry on the West Coast. A highlight of both collections is the extensive correspondence with other well-known poets and writers.

Avi Udash and Rohan Cherivirala

Guest blogger: Rohan Cherivirala (University Archives student employee)

April 4, 2022
by Hanna Ahn

(University Archives student employees Avi Udash on the left and blog post author Rohan Cherivirala on the right)

Hi! My name is Rohan Cherivirala. I am currently a freshman at Stanford University. As of now, I plan on double majoring in math and computer science. Since my second quarter at Stanford, I have been working in the Stanford University Archives and have enjoyed every single minute of it.

Photo of Amalia Mesa-Bains

Amalia Mesa-Bains papers open for research

March 21, 2022
by Alyssa Tou

Special Collections is happy to announce that the Amalia Mesa-Bains papers (M2707) are now open for research. The collection, around 100 linear feet plus 8 map folders, reflects Amalia Mesa-Bains's long-time involvement in, and contributions to, the Chicano art movement and cultural studies and can be accessed through Searchworks.

Presley Hubschmitt and family

Bon voyage, Presley!

February 23, 2022
by Josh Schneider

It is with mixed emotions that we will bid farewell to Presley Hubschmitt, who is leaving Stanford Libraries in mid-March to begin a position as Processing Archivist at the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley, her alma mater. She will be splitting her time between the Regatta facility in Richmond and the Berkeley campus. Her passion for her work and her fabulous sense of humor will be greatly missed. We are sad to lose our dear colleague, but happy that she will be working so close to her home.

Recently processed collection materials

New collection additions available for research

December 16, 2021
by Hanna Ahn

Please pardon our radio (blog?) silence for the past several months--it’s been a whirlwind of boxes, folders, files, and finding aid updates here in University Archives! 

The Stanford Archives has been furiously processing our backlogged collection materials with the help of our new student workers for the fall quarter. Since the late summer, we have processed approximately 154.25 linear feet of archival materials. (For scale, 1 record storage carton measures 1.5 linear feet, while 1 manuscript box equals 0.5 linear feet.)

Image of stack of parchment with handwriting on top showing the opening lines of Beowulf

Scribe C: Rewriting the Beowulf Manuscript - a Seminar with Cheryl Jacobsen

October 18, 2021
by Benjamin L Albritton

For the latest event in an ongoing series co-sponsored with Stanford Text Technologies, the Libraries were delighted to host Cheryl jacobsen (University of Iowa, Center for the Book) on Oct. 14, 2021 for an online seminar where she presented her work copying the Old English poem, Beowulf, in a hand and layout matched to that of the original scribe, to produce a commission for a private collector.

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