Special Collections is proud to announce the availability of the Philip P. Choy Papers. Philip Choy (1926-2017) was a historian, author, teacher, and architect who devoted himself to documenting the history of Chinese immigration to the United States. His collection reflects a deep contribution to the research, preservation and education of Chinese American history.
Blog topic: Manuscripts
The Chinese American Citizens Alliance records (M2078) have been processed and are now open for research. I wrote a blog post about my progress on this collection last May, with a brief overview of its contents covering immigration, identification, and political involvement, which can be found here.
The Brown, Burlingame and Hinman family archives has been processed and is open for research. The collection was donated to Stanford by Barry Hinman, who began his career at Stanford Libraries in 1980 and retired in July 2007 from the Department of Special Collections and University Archives as Special Collections Librarian for Cataloging Emeritus. Barry was a valued member of Special Collections staff.
Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections is excited to announce that the email archive of Ted Nelson is now available to researchers. Theodor Holm "Ted" Nelson is an information technology pioneer and systems humanist who began his work in these areas in the 1960s. Nelson founded Project Xanadu, a global hypertext system designed to permanently connect different types of documents. He also coined the terms hypertext and hypermedia. The Ted Nelson email archive contains 236,779 messages related to Nelson’s life and work between 2001-2019, covering his more recent work.
Special Collections is pleased to have recently processed March Fong Eu’s archive, and to make available digitized recordings of her personal interview tapes. The papers of March Fong Eu are now open for research. The papers may be accessed here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9378418.
The Stanford Libraries recently acquired a manuscript collection dealing with the planning and preparation for the California Himalayan Expedition of 1954, created by Stanford alumnus Dr. Lawrence Swan (1922-1999)
How many of us first developed an understanding of the Indian subcontinent and its peoples from the writings of Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie or Rohinton Mistry? Their stories, A Suitable Boy, Midnight's Children and A Fine Balance, introduced the rest of the world to the socio-political tensions fomenting in India since its independence from Britain in 1947.