RESEARCH RESTART

The Libraries are resuming limited in-person research activities by appointment only as part of the University's Research Restart Plan.
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2020 access

Access to Special Collections and University Archives materials is by appointment only, restricted to the following Stanford ID cardholders: Stanford professors (including emeriti), post-docs, graduate students, fellows, and Stanford visiting scholars. You must first request materials in SearchWorks. Once your materials arrive, you will be able to schedule an appointment to visit the Special Collections reading room.

Galileo Galilei, "Dialogo dei massimi sistemi" (1632)
Arthur Leonard Schawlow
Benoit Mandlebrot
Stanford Powwow, 2006
Eric Gill's The Four Gospels, 1931
San Carlos Borromeo Basilica Mission choir book, Carmel, CA
Ampex NOVA
Carleton Watkins, Mission
Baskerville's Virgil, 1757
Bay area video arcade, Ira Nowinski, 1981-1982
Robert Schumann's Sonata #4 for Piano (manuscript fragments)
Ampex video and audio tape technology
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA, 1889.
Geoffrey Tory, Champfleury, 1549
The horse in motion
Kelmscott Press, Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye, 1892
Albrecht Dürer, Underweysung der Messung, 1525
Homer, Works, 1488-1489
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Featured collections

Here are a few of our notable collections. Check more out on the Libraries' Collections page.

Special Collections Unbound

Natasha Porfirenko, Slavic and Eastern European expert and contributor to Stanford’s Special Collections

Irina and Leonid Yakobson: Fear, art, and "realism"

July 1, 2020
by Annie Schweikert

This guest blog was written by Natasha Porfirenko, PhD. Natasha is a long-standing and valued contributor to Stanford’s Special Collections for her expertise in Slavic and Eastern European materials. Her work in Special Collections has included processing a large volume of Slavic and Eastern European letters, postcards, objects, and ephemera preserved in Stanford’s archives of material from the committee to free Angela Davis. She is currently hard at work delving into the descriptive metadata of tapes depicting works of famous Soviet choreographer, Leonid Yakobson.

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