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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Stanford Stories for the Archives exhibit logo

In celebration of the university’s 125th, the Stanford University Archives is pleased to present Stanford Stories from the Archives, featuring letters, photographs, publications, objects, and ephemera that show the evolution and unique aspects of student life on the Farm. The primary exhibit and three satellite exhibits will be mounted in Green Library and the Arrillaga Alumni Center.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Special Collections--Barchas Room

One of the highlights of the Stanford 125 website is its 125 Stanford Stories, which feature stories of Stanford's innovation, campus life, history and learning. For those of you who have not done so already, you may want to check out Stanford's Story No. 77. In this particular article, "John Mustain, curator of rare books at the Stanford Libraries, shares 12 of his favorite books in the Libraries’ Special Collections – and a leaf from a 13th – and explains what makes them special."

Read Stanford Today: 12 cool books in Stanford’s Green Library.

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Roman Imperial aureus 23 A.D.-33 A.D.
by David Jordan

The Frank L. Kovacs Numismatic Library, undoubtedly one of the largest and most complete reference collections on ancient numismatics situated on the West coast of the U.S., is now housed at the Stanford Libraries and was immediately put to use by students and a visiting professor throughout spring-quarter seminars.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity, G.M. Wheeler, 1883. David Rumsey Map Collection, Stanford Libraries.

On June 15, Salim Mohammed, Stanford's rare map curator and David Rumsey was featured on KQED's Forum with Michael Krasney. Salim and David spoke about the unique and varied map collection at the David Rumsey Map Center, the benefits of exploring both the physical and digital map collection, and "how digitizing maps make them even more relevant today."

See: Stanford Opens Massive Digital Map Archive to Public.

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