Guest post from Manuscripts processing assistant Lucayo Casillas
Everybody reads the news. The library has a long-standing interest in providing state, local, national, and foreign newspapers to the Stanford community in a variety of formats.
Last year, I had the pleasure of processing one of the most fascinating collections I’ve had the opportunity to work on: the Gary D. and Myrna R. Lowe Collection of Big Tree materials. As the title suggests, the Lowe Collection by and large consists of photographs, prints, postcards, ephemera, pamphlets, government reports, periodicals, and souvenirs related to ‘Big Trees’ -- the original vernacular term for the awe-inspiring redwoods we know today as giant sequoia trees.
The Stanford Libraries recently acquired its second cuneiform tablet. The acquisition was in response to the high level of use of the first tablet held by the Libraries, a Sumerian cuneiform tablet from 2056 B.C.E. which was a gift of David C. Weber in 1990 (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4083797).
I am pleased to announce Hannah Frost’s promotion to Assistant Director for Digital Services in DLSS.
On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, the Stanford Libraries staff gathered at Paul Brest Hall to celebrate the past year and honor staff who are marking employment anniversaries. Congratulations to all!
The Archives is excited to share that an audio recording of a Rosa Parks press conference, held at Arroyo House at Stanford University on February 18, 1990, was recently digitized and is now accessible worldwide via Stanford Libraries' discovery platforms.