Blogs

Significant Music Acquisitions 2016-2017

October 23, 2017
by Mimi Tashiro

Some of the significant acquisitions in music acquired last year are highlighted here. A more complete list may be found on the Music Library’s web page. We are grateful to our endowed fund donors whose contributions made most of these purchases possible.

Italian expo sheet musicExpositions and world fairs were responsible for creating a lot of popular music, as the collection recently added shows. The sheet music provides a fascinating view of these events, from the colorful cover art, to the stories and descriptions contained in the lyrics. The 1893 Chicago, 1904 St. Louis, and 1915 and 1939 San Francisco fairs are especially well represented. The collection includes more than 20 songs from the 1915 Panama-Pacific Fair held in San Francisco. Some of them are Romanoff Caviar, Meet Me in Frisco and We’ll Go to the Fair, That’s How They Spent Their Honeymoon, 1915 Rag, Frisco You’re a Bear. The earliest example in the collection is The Exhibition Quadrille, its cover shows a lithograph of the Crystal Palace of the Great Exhibition of 1851 in London.

 

  

Libraries All Hands Meeting

October 18, 2017
by Mimi Calter

The libraries will host their semi-annual All Hands meeting in November.  Details are below.  All library staff are encouraged to attend. 

ALL HANDS

Friday, November 3rd

11:00 - 12:30

Bishop Auditorium

Lathrop Library

For this and future All Hands meetings, we will be holding only one session.  However, the session will be accessible via Zoom, for those who are unable to attend in person. and will be recorded.  We hope this new approach will enable greater attendance and participation. Zoom details will be posted soon. 

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Halloween is coming--are you ready?

October 18, 2017
by Kelly L Roll

The air is crisp and the leaves are crunchy which means it is time to get your spooky on. Come over to Cubberley Library to find out witch book you might want to sink your teeth into for a screamingly good time. We have books that should appeal to all our readers, both young and old. We’ve got really scary, romantically scary and cute scary so come on over…….. if you dare!

Stanford AlertSU annual testing

October 17, 2017
by Mimi Calter

On Thursday, October 19, between noon-12:30 pm, Stanford University will conduct its annual test of the campus AlertSU system. Alert messages will be sent via text message and email to the Stanford community.

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Stanford University Libraries receives music collection of Jacques-Louis Monod

October 13, 2017
by Jerry L McBride

The Stanford University Libraries received a collection of documents and manuscripts from the conductor, pianist, composer, and music editor, Jacques-Louis Monod. He was born at Asnières-sur-Seine, France on 25 February 1927 and, as a child prodigy, began his education at the Paris Conservatory in 1935. He studied composition principally with René Leibowitz, who was a major influence on his work, and also with composers Olivier Messiaen, Bernard Wagenaar, Boris Blacher, and Josef Rufer.

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Met Opera on Demand

October 10, 2017
by Mimi Tashiro

The Stanford Libraries have started a subscription to Met Opera on Demand, which streams more than 600 full-length Metropolitan Opera performances, including more than 100 high-definition videos known from their showings at movie theaters, classic telecasts originally broadcast live on tv from 1977-2003, radio broadcasts (audio only) of performances going back to 1935 from the Saturday matinee radio broadcasts, and more recent satellite radio broadcasts.

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