The conductor, composer, and pianist, Mario Paci, lived the last 25 years of his life in Shanghai after being a touring pianist in Europe and Asia. He composed 8 songs in a late Romantic style, which are in manuscript at Stanford Libraries Special Collections. The songs will be performed for the first time in over 100 years by soprano Christine Abraham and pianist Laura Dahl at Toyon Hall for the opening of an exhibit on Paci on January 23 at 4 pm.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
“War tore the sisters’ father away forever. Sixty years later, a hidden memoir brought his spirit back to them,” Sam Scott reported in Stanford Magazine. “Carry On — a copy of which the family donated to Stanford and which the University Archives published online this year — is not really a diary. It’s essentially an embedded reporter’s account of life in Bilibid, where Lt. James Robb, ’31, JD ’34, ended up in October 1942, emaciated by ‘seven months of starvation.’”
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Monday, January 9, 2017
"Stanford faculty and librarians are working together to modify the curriculum of large undergraduate courses to bring more students to the special collections and archives of the libraries on campus.
A new partnership between Stanford faculty and librarians is giving more undergraduate students hands-on opportunities to work with historical documents and artifacts during class, simulating what professional historians do in the real world.