Blogs

Some recent publications of Humanities and Area Studies curators

March 5, 2019
by Sarah B Sussman

Many curators in HASRG balance active research in their subject fields with daily work at Stanford Library. Participating in the scholarly and professional debates in our areas of expertise shapes how we develop the collections,  and allows us to provide top notch research and outreach services to students and scholars at Stanford and in the larger academic realm. A recently-formed writing group, organized by Margarita Nafpaktitis, Eitan Kensky, and Kathleen Smith, offers collegial support.

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus

Music librarians gather in St. Louis

March 1, 2019
by Ray Heigemeir

Apotheosis of St. Louis, by Charles Henry Niehaus, depicts Louis IX of France (1214-1270), namesake of St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Music librarians from around the country traveled to St. Louis, MO recently for the 88thannual meeting of the Music Library Association.

Image of a printed program from a Standard Hour broadcast

Historic Standard Hour radio broadcasts now accessible in SearchWorks

The Archive of Recorded Sound, in collaboration with the Stanford Media Preservation Lab, recently completed the digitization and cataloging of 684 analog recordings of The Standard Hour radio broadcasts that occurred between 1938 and 1955.  This extensive project was generously funded through the Recordings at Risk program sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR).   

Warhol, AI, and the Idea of the Archive

AI and the Andy Warhol Photography Archive. Contact sheets as big data.

Monday, March 4, 2019 from 4:00 pm - 5:30 in the Bender Room at Green Library, Peggy Phelan and Maneesh Agrawala will join the library's digital research architect, Nicole Coleman to discuss the
Andy Warhol Photography Archive, Contact Sheets: 1976 - 1987 and how technology is changing our relationship with media.

Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon logo

Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

February 27, 2019
by Hilary K Thorsen

On Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 10 am to 4:30 pm, the Bowes Art & Architecture Library (355 Roth Way, on the Stanford campus) will host an Art + Science + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in recognition of International Women’s Day (March 8), Women’s History Month (all of March), and Pi Day (3.14).  Come when you want, and stay as long as you want!  This will be the third annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia event hosted by the Stanford Libraries, and the first time we’ve broadened our scope to include women in the sciences.

Carte de Visite photograph of Ambrose Bierce, Morse's Gallery of the Cumberland, Nashville, Tennessee (undated; 1862-1863?)

New Ambrose Bierce manuscript collection open for research: Foster Family Collection of Ambrose Bierce materials

February 26, 2019
by Benjamin Lee Stone

 

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?), author of such noted Civil War short stories as the “Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” collected in his seminal 1891 collection Tales of Soldiers and Civilians, was unique among American writers for his front-line service as a combatant in the American Civil War. Thanks to a recent major gift, the Department of Special Collections in the Stanford University Libraries now hold unique manuscript materials relating to Bierce’s Civil War service.

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