Barbara Brigida Krupa

Newspaper Digitization Project Manager

Barbara Krupa
(650) 725-1177

The focus of the digitization project involves newspaper holdings that are housed in two storage facilities, the Newark warehouse and SAL3 [Stanford Auxiliary Library-3], plus complementary newspaper holdings held by the Hoover Institution Archives and Library, and their replacement by digital surrogates:

  • Serving as the Stanford University Library primary point of contact with East View Information Services, who will carry out the digitization of SUL’s historical newspaper collections.
  • Working closely with Collection Development managers and many others across the Stanford University Libraries (SUL) and Hoover Institute Library and Archives that are responsible for processing, packing, and shipping of these materials.


  • 2004-2007 - Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, San Jose State University, San Jose, California
  • 1985-1990 - Master's Degree in Library and Information Science, Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie, Poland

Professional activities 

Barbara Krupa has worked at Stanford University since 2000, currently as the Newspaper Digitization Project Manager and previously for two years as the Interim Curator for Slavic and East European Collections (SEEC). For over a decade, she manageexchange program between the major national and university libraries in Eastern Europen and SEEC at SUL.

She holds two Master’s Degrees in Library and Information Science - from University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland and San Jose State University in San Jose, California, U.S. She is working on her doctoral thesis at the University of Mikolaj Kopernik in Toruń, Department of Polish Philology: Broadcasts of Zygmunt Haupt at Voice of America during 1951-60. Her areas of interest are Polish émigré writers after WWII in the U.S. and Polish émigré publishing houses in the U.S., especially Roy Publishers in New York. She is a member of the Association for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies and the Committee on Libraries and Information Resources (Subcommittee on Copyright Issues), the Polish American Historical Association, the Polish Studies Association, and the Slavic and East European Information Resources Editorial Board.

Selected Publications 

Krupa, Barbara. Zygmunt Haupt: między popularyzacją a demagogią. Jestem bardzo niefortunnym wyborem: Studia i szkice o twórczości Zygmunta Haupta [Zygmunt Haupt: between popularization and demagogy. I am a very unfortunate pick: Studies and skeches on Zygmunt Haupt’s writings]. Ed. A. Niewiadomski and P. Panas, Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2018, ss. 181-192.

Krupa, Barbara. Zygmunt Haupt – pisarz, tłumacz, redaktor Głosu Ameryki, popularyzator książek i czytelnik [Zygmunt Haupt – a writer, translator, Voice of America editor, book promotor and a reader]. Z Badań nad Książką i Księgozbiorami Historycznymi 2017: 11, ss. 231-252.

Krupa, Barbara and Nafpaktits, Margarita, Polonika w Bibliotece Universytetu Stanforda w Kalifornii: unikalne kolekcje, trudności w gromadzeniu i udostępnianiu [Resources of interest at the Stanford University Libraries: Unique collections, difficulties in collecting and providing access to]. Z Badań nad Książką i Księgozbiorami Historycznymi 2017: special edition, s. 557-566.

Krupa, Barbara. Papers of Zygmunt Haupt, Polish émigré writer. Slavic & East European Information Resources, 2009: 10, 4, pp. 322–325.