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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Ampex VRX-1000

A video recording of the 2016 ceremony in Stanford’s Green Library dedicating the Ampex videotape recorder as an IEEE Milestone is available at Engineering and Technology History Wiki, which states: “In 1956, Ampex Corporation of Redwood City, California, introduced the first practical videotape recorder for television stations and networks to produce and time-shift broadcasts, replacing impractical ‘kinescope’ movie film previously used to record TV.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

If you haven't done so already, you may want take a stroll to Green Library and see the latest exhibit, Stanford Stories from the Archives. The exhibition features letters, photographs, publications, objects, and ephemera that show the evolution and unique aspects of student life on the Farm. Details of the exhibit was featured in the November 18th issue of Stanford News, "Green Library exhibition highlights 125 years of student life at Stanford."

The primary exhibit and three satellite exhibits are mounted in Green Library and the Arrillaga Alumni Center. An online version of the exhibition is also available.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Joseph Brodsky, 1988

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives has recently acquired a private collection of exiled Russian poet Joseph Brodsky’s papers, including letters, photos, drafts, manuscripts, artwork and published and unpublished poems, some of which are currently on exhibition.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Barbara Krupa presenting Archives of Zygmunt Haupt

Barbara Krupa, SUL's former Interim Selector for Slavic and East European Collections traveled to Gorlice (Poland) in September to present at the Zygmunt Haupt Festival. Haupt was a Polish émigré writer. Barbara's presentation was based on Haupt’s papers, which are available in SUL's Special Collections.

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