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Brown, Burlingame and Hinman family archives open for research

September 1, 2021
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

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.

Peter Whidden and John Mustain holding a rare book bound in medieval manuscript

In Appreciation of Peter Whidden on the Eve of His Retirement

August 30, 2021
by Benjamin L Albritton

John Mustain (left) and Peter Whidden (right) show off a treasure from the Rare Books Collection

 

“Peter’s work is exceptional”

-- Memo from Linda Long in 1994

Visitors to the basement of Green Library could easily overlook a series of small, blue arrows on the floor. They once directed colleagues toward a service elevator during a major move of materials from Green Library to the Stanford Auxiliary Library. They are the subtle reminders of the often unseen work that happens in an institution like ours: the thinking, logistics, measuring, planning, and communication that keeps things humming along smoothly and of which patrons and colleagues might not even be aware. While our colleague, Peter Holt Whidden, Rare Book Specialist in Special Collections, was not responsible for those particular arrows, he has left many similar signposts throughout the library and Special Collections when he retires on Aug. 31, 2021 after 31 years of service to Stanford Libraries. 

Kristen Valenti

The Silicon Valley Archives welcome Kristen Valenti

August 24, 2021
by Henry E Lowood

Kristen Valenti will join the Silicon Valley Archives (SVA) in the new position of Exhibits Coordinator, effective 1 September.  The SVA is a unit of the History of Science & Technology Collections in the Humanities and Area Studies Resource Group; we will be located in Hohbach Hall when it opens in January 2022, alongside the very exhibit space that Kristen will manage.

New database, Library Stack

August 13, 2021
by Katharine A Keller

Imagine a tool which contains ebooks, images, podcasts, videos, ephemera, magazines and journals. Where architecture, art, critical theory, design, expanded cinema, and visual culture come together in one place. This is Library Stack. Give it a try. I'd appreciate your feedback.

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