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John Mustain, Rare Books Curator, to retire

March 29, 2019
by Robert G Trujillo

John Mustain is retiring as the Rare Books Curator for the Stanford Libraries at the end of April, 2019. John has been with the Stanford Libraries for 35+ years both as a Rare Books Cataloger and subsequently as the Rare Books Curator. John is a bit of a legend within the Libraries and amongst the Stanford faculty and graduate students … and deservedly so.

Presley Hubschmitt

Presley Hubschmitt joins Special Collections & University Archives

February 14, 2019
by Daniel Hartwig

We are pleased to announce that Presley Hubschmitt has joined our team as Processing Archivist! First up for Presley will be tackling collections held at our Newark facility. 

Presley joins us from the Napa County Historical Society, where she has served as Research Librarian since 2017. She holds a BA in History from UC-Berkeley and a MLIS from San Jose State. She and her husband Matt live in Richmond with their dogs Ophelia and Loki. Please join us in welcoming her to the department.

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Beautiful books: new Spotlight exhibit showcases rare and antiquarian books

January 15, 2019
by Ann K.D. Myers

A new online exhibit, Beautiful Books: A collection of some of Stanford's rare and antiquarian books, highlights Special Collections' efforts to digitize books with unique or noteworthy features. It includes fine examples of engraved and woodcut illustrations, astronomical diagrams, typographical innovation, fine bindings, and more. The books are artifacts of multiple points throughout history, from the earliest printing in the late 1400's to the 20th century.

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Scholars Select exhibit for Green Library's centennial celebrates community of scholars

January 7, 2019
by Elizabeth A Fischbach

Stanford’s Main Library, known today as the Green Library Bing Wing, is one-hundred years old this year. Scholars Select: Special Collections in Action, an exhibit of books, manuscripts, and objects chosen by faculty who make frequent use of the collections will be on display in the Bing Wing January 24 — April 14, 2019. It is the first in a series of events planned as part of a yearlong “Green Library Beyond 100” celebration. The exhibit opening reception will be held on Thursday, January 24, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in Green Library's Munger Rotunda.

Becoming Stanford: New Spotlight at Stanford exhibit explores the history and meaning of Stanford's Insignia

January 7, 2019
by Josh Schneider

Have you ever wondered why Stanford is represented by the color cardinal, and not the original choice of gold? Or why the university's motto is in German?

We are pleased to announce a new Spotlight at Stanford exhibit focused on the development of Stanford's insignia: Becoming Stanford: The History and Meaning of the University’s Insignia.

Pat Devaney, Susan Schofield, Jan Thomson

Susan W. Schofield receives inaugural oral history award

December 21, 2018
by Daniel Hartwig

Susan Ward Schofield, ’66, an accomplished oral historian and a chief force in the revitalization and growth of the Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program since 2006, is the recipient of the inaugural Susan W. Schofield Oral History Award for excellence in the practice of oral history.

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