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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Big Game activities -- bonfire
by Rosalyn Metz

In August, approximately 68,000 files representing nearly 600 items were accessioned into the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR). These materials include -- but are not limited to -- items from the correspondence from Athanasius Kircher, Stanford historical photographs, and the journal of the Gorilla Foundation.

To learn more about these new additions to SDR as well as related Digital Library activities, visit the Digital Library Blog

Friday, September 20, 2013

Aretino - Phonograph (after 1906). Designed to only play discs with a 3" diameter hole.

In addition to its extensive audiovisual and print collections, the Stanford Archive of Recorded Sound also maintains a collection of audio equipment that highlights the development of playback and recording since the turn of the 20th century. At the center of this collection is a magnificent set of historic phonographs, ranging from a 1901 Edison Home A cylinder phonograph to a 1926 Victrola Credenza.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Paskaerte van NOVA GRANADA, en t'Eylandt CALIFORNIA.

The Glen McLaughlin Map Collection of California as an Island is now available online. The 731 maps were collected by Glen McLaughlin over a period of 40 years and acquired by Stanford in 2012. It is the largest known private collection of maps showing California as an island.

Chromolithographic plate from Opern-Tÿpen (Berlin: G. Kölle, 1882) depicting Carmen and Escamillo in Act IV of Bizet’s Carmen.

Stanford University Libraries is pleased to introduce Opening Night! Opera & Oratorio Premieres, a cross-index of data for over 38,000 opera and oratorio premieres. It allows complex searches across multiple categories or simple browsing within any single category, such as genre, composer, librettist, premiere date, country, oratorio subject, or theater.

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