Blog topic: Exhibits

The David Bacon Photography Archive: Capturing the struggle for social justice in photos

Poster for the David Bacon Photography exhibit, showing a pair of worker's hands.
November 2, 2020
by Robert G Trujillo

Text by Nick Rahaim

Manuel Ortiz held out his hands to the camera, revealing decades of toil — callouses, scars and creases embedded with soil that multiple hand washings wouldn’t scrub clean. Photographer David Bacon first saw him in 2015 as he pushed a shopping cart full of cans and bottles through an alley in Yakima, Washington.

Stanford Historical Society and Stanford Libraries launch Hope, Resilience, and Change series

Emergency Isolation Hospital for smallpox, 1908
September 17, 2020
by Charlotte Kwok Glasser

The Stanford community has weathered many hardships, including natural disasters, world wars, and pandemics.

Digital library services news - summer 2020

Digital Library Services News - summer 2020
September 10, 2020
by Hannah Frost

Welcome!  As summer draws to a close, it's time to highlight hot news in digital library services.

Featuring contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Amy Hodge, Michael Olson, and Sarah Seestone. 

Expanded discovery now available for Spotlight at Stanford exhibits

Search for Spotlight at Stanford exhibits
September 3, 2020
by Catherine A. Aster

We’re pleased to announce expanded discovery for Spotlight at Stanford exhibits is now available via and Our colleagues on the DLSS Access Team have recently added an Exhibits tile to the bento search options, adding another discovery point for Spotlight at Stanford.

Carleton Watkins Spotlight exhibition launched

Carleton Watkins. The Wreck of the Viscata. 1868.
May 8, 2020

Among the many great treasures destroyed in the April 18, 1906 earthquake and the fire that followed were the last remaining papers, glass plate negatives, and photographs still in the possession of the ageing Carleton Watkins (1829-1916). This tragic loss is deepened by the realization that days before the massive quake on April 15 Harry C.

Digital library services news - winter 2020

Digital Library Services News logo
April 1, 2020
by Dinah Handel

Welcome to the Winter 2020 Digital Library Services Newsletter, prepared by the Product and Service Management team! This newsletter includes contributions from: Cathy Aster, Hannah Frost, Dinah Handel, Sarah Seestone, Andrew Berger, and Michael Olson. 


closed signs at the entrance of green library

New online exhibition features photographs from Wang Jingwei regime

Wang Jingwei salutes troops
January 23, 2020
by Joshua Capitanio

The East Asia Library is pleased to announce the launch of a new online exhibition featuring photographs of the regime of Wang Jingwei 汪精衞 (1883-1944), who administered large swathes of Japanese-occupied east, central, and south China from March 30, 1940 until the Japanese surrender in 1945, collaborating with the Japanese occupiers during the Sino-Japanese War.

Student-curated exhibition on Japanese gardens opens at East Asia Library

Flower arrangement
December 3, 2019
by Joshua Capitanio

Beginning on Dec. 5, the East Asia Library will host "The Japanese Garden: A Historical Account of Japanese Culture and Tradition," an exhibition curated by students in RELIGST 8N: Gardens and Sacred Spaces in Japan, an introductory seminar taught by Prof. Michaela Mross of the Dept. of Religious Studies.