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Blog topic: Art

Mayacamas 3 by Bernice Bing

Announcing the Archive of Visual Artist Bernice Bing

September 24, 2020
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist, community activist, and Beat Generation proponent Bernice Bing.  Bing (1936–1998) overcame numerous obstacles in her life to create paintings combining elements of New York and Bay Area abstraction with Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting practices.  Her dynamic amalgamation of Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophies led to unique abstract and gest

Anqi Xu, Stanford Class of 2020

Celebrating the accomplishments of 2020 students via the SDR

September 5, 2020
by Hannah Frost
Anqi Xu, pictured above, is one of 240 students who deposited their work to the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) as part of completing their programs of study at Stanford in 2020. Xu received her MA in East Asian Studies. Her thesis, available at PURL and SearchWorks, is a case study using a combination of business and design thinking analysis methods to explore the intersection of engineering, art making, and art viewing. She is one of five Stanford students selected for a fellowship to pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Schwarzman College at Tsinghua University in Beijing. 

William Carter - Discovering the World and Ourselves

June 8, 2020
by Laura Wilsey

This is a guest blog post by Esther Wan, who is working on various projects for Special Collections including the descriptive metadata for the William Carter Photographs. Esther was previously at Stanford News Service Library and has also worked for libraries in Canada, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore. She now enjoys the views of San Francisco from her windows.

Databases of the week - Women in the Middle Ages: letters, lives, legacy

October 29, 2019
by Katharine A Keller

The study of art history involves research in many different subject areas. In the case of someone studying depictions of women in medieval art, databases covering Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Feminist Studies, and Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies such as the following provide a wealth of information, in addition to images and access to primary sources, some with translations.

 

Nazraeli Press, Deanna & Ed Templeton

Fall 2019 - Cataloging, Metadata & Processing Projects Underway in Redwood City (Part 1)

October 16, 2019
by Glynn Edwards

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!

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