The University Archives is pleased to report that more than 20 photograph and slide collections have recently been digitized and are now available online via SALLIE, Flickr, Facebook and Google+. The collections include:
- Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (SC0634)
- Felt Lake Dam Photographs (PC0142)
- School of Education Faculty Photographs (PC0061)
- Leon Thomas David Collection of Stanford Photographs (PC0126)
- Ella J. Patterson Photographs (SCM0321)
- George Harrington Photograph Albums (SC0592)
- Department of History, Faculty Photographs (PC0025)
- Stanford University Construction Photographs (PC0125)
- Stanford University Photographs (PC0069)
- Todd T. Barrett Photographs Documenting Stanford University (PC0135)
- Stanford University Photographs and Memorabilia (PC0130)
- Medical Center, Construction slides (PC0043)
- Paul G. Allen Center for Integrated Systems, Dedication Photographs (PC0132)
- David E. Hubka Slides Documenting Stanford University (PC0115)
- Stanford Centennial Photographs (PC0052)
- Florence Grace Savage Photographs (PC0068)
- Henry Eickhoff Photographs of Stanford University (PC0122)
- Stanford University Photographs (PC0123)
- Stanford University, Libraries, Earthquake Damage Slides (PC0071)
- Birge M. Clark Architectural Records and Personal Papers (SC0823)
- Stanford University and the 1906 earthquake Photograph Album (PC0074)
Of particular note are the George Harrington photographs, which document Harrington's work and travels in Bolivia and Argentina, 1921-1926. Images include villages, local people, trekking on mountain trails and by river boat, geologic formations, other geologists, oil rigs, and various camps established by the oil company.
Green Library will have some special hours over the next couple of weeks:
Memorial Day Weekend:
- Saturday, May 24, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (normal hours)
- Sunday, May 25, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (early closure)
- Monday, May 26, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (University holiday, early closure)
Extended hours for finals:
- Friday, May 30, 8:00 am to 12:00 am
- Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Friday, June 6, 8:00 am to 12:00 am
- Saturday, June 7, 10:00 am to 12:00 am
Come in and see us. Good luck with your final papers and exams!
The new East Asia Library homepage is now live! There you find the latest information about the library and discover the treasures held by our Chinese, Japanese and Korean collections. Of particular interest is our Library move information page with important dates and information about our move to Lathrop Library during this summer.
On April 24th, the University Archives was pleased to welcome back to the farm Jim McRae ('68), coordinator of the KZSU-sponsored Project South, which interviewed civil rights workers during the summer of 1965. Jim (seen here examining interview transcripts) sat down with us to talk about the project and even provided some personal photographs (below) and documents.
During the summer of 1965, eight students from Stanford University spent ten weeks in the southern states tape-recording information on student participation in the Civil Rights Movement. The eight interviewers -- Mary Kay Becker, Mark Dalrymple, Roger Dankert, Richard Gillam, James McRae, Penny Niland, Jon Roise, and Julie Wells -- were sponsored by KZSU, Stanford's student radio station, and their original intent was to gather material suitable for rebroadcasting in the form of radio programs. Northern college students who were working in the South for the first time were the major focus, although many other topics were also investigated. To find out why these students decided to go to the South to work for the movement, what they expected to find there, what they did find, the pressures they experienced, their reaction to these pressures, what they accomplished, and what they planned to do in the future (both near and distant), they interviewed as many students as possible. What is planned is a series of programs expressing in the volunteers' and workers' own words, their motivations and their feelings towards the many aspects of the South and of the Civil Rights Movement experienced that summer.
The Archives is pleased to announce that it is one of three campus recipients of this year's Stanford Associates Grant, awarded by the Stanford Alumni Association.
From May 1st to August 29th, Special Collections will open at 8 a.m. Monday through Friday instead of our usual 10 a.m. start time. Melissa Pincus has been hired to work our front desk during this test period and see how patrons respond to the earlier start time. Melissa comes to us from the University Archives where she worked on processing the Shockley Papers and she currently works part-time as a reference librarian at Menlo College.
While we are opening the room earlier in the day, it is important to note that the page schedule from Sal2 and Sal3 remains the same (10 a.m. for Sal3 and 12 noon for Sal2).
Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez died yesterday in Mexico City at the age of 87.
Márquez, whose novels include One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts." You can read more about García Márquez in the Dictionary of Literary Biography.
Available here is a Democracy Now! interview with Chilean writer Isabel Allende on the life and work of García Márquez.