Blog topic: University Archives
Guest blogger: Hana/Connor Yankowitz (Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies & University Archives Student Intern) - Pt. 1
Hello everyone! :D I go by Hana or Connor Yankowitz (they/them), and I am a fifth-year Stanford undergrad studying queer art, culture, and history in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program (aka FGSS; formerly known as Feminist Studies). I’m also currently a historical research intern for FGSS at the University Archives, unearthing the history of my favorite interdisciplinary academic program as well as its predecessors in gender and sexuality studies. ...
Stanford Libraries 2023 #ColorOurCollections
Calling all Artists! The Stanford Libraries #ColorOurCollection2023 digital coloring book is here. Get creative and put your personal spin on thirteen exemplary images from our collection. Organized by the New York Academy of Medicine, libraries, archives, and cultural institutions from across the world have turned their most compelling images into free downloadable coloring books.
New additions to the Department of Economics records available for research!
Early in 2022, the University Archives was contacted by the Department of Economics regarding a recently unearthed trove of historical documents which had been tucked away in a storage closet for many decades. University Archivist Josh Schneider and Assistant University Archivist Hanna Ahn went to investigate, and were ecstatic to find that the files and notebooks inside those dusty boxes were indeed related to the early history of the department!
Stanford Oral History Program Summer Interns
Three Stanford students, sponsored by the Stanford Historical Society (SHS), spent the summer as interns with the Oral History Program under the supervision of program staff Natalie Marine-Street and Makeda Barr-Brown. Founded in 1978, the Oral History Program explores the institutional history of the university through interviews with faculty, staff, alumni, trustees, and other members of the community. The program relies on student and volunteer interviewers and editors who have helped complete nearly 1,000 oral history interviews since its inception.
Guest blogger: Teiana Gonsalves (Women's Community Center Archivist & University Archives Student Intern)
Aloha! ‘O wau o Teiana Gonsalves a no Kailua, Hawai‘i mai au. Hello! My name is Teiana Gonsalves and I’m from Kailua, Hawai‘i. As the Stanford Women’s Community Center’s (WCC) Archivist and Social Media Coordinator, I help develop and expand the Digital Archive of the history of the WCC. Eager to share the breadth and depth of the WCC’s legacy, I dive deep into spotlighting our galleries, documentation, testimonies, and more. After releasing the WCC Archives website in 2021 and continuing to gather research, I have the privilege of capturing and highlighting the contributions and achievements made by the WCC community throughout our incredible history.
Tabletop Tuesdays: Getting Clue’d into the mysterious murder of Jane Stanford in July 2022
In 1905, Jane Stanford died of strychnine poisoning while traveling in Hawaii. Books such as The Mysterious Death of Jane Stanford by Robert Cutler (2003) and, most recently, Who Killed Jane Stanford? by Richard White (2022) explore the suspicious circumstances of her death by examining archival records and surviving documents, many of which are here in the Stanford collections.
Guest blogger: Melissa Gonzalez-Tapia (University Archives student intern)
Hello, my name is Melissa, and welcome to my first blog post. I am a rising senior at East Palo Alto Academy, and this internship was suggested to me by my high school counselor. I decided to join this internship because I believed that this would be a great opportunity for me during my summer break and would support me in strengthening my future goals, like helping me make more informed decisions on what I want to do with my life.