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The University Archives recently deaccessioned an original portion of mosaic from Memorial Church (pictured here) to provide as a gift to the Hewlett Foundation in honor of the 10th anniversary of its $400 million donation to Stanford. Here is the text from the proclamation that accompanied the item:
Gaities Program, 1928.
Stanford Publications and Ephemera Collection (SC4000)
Stanford University Archives.
Since 1911, the Ram’s Head Theatrical Society has celebrated the annual Big Game contest between Stanford and Cal with an original musical program. To commemorate the 100th birthday of this campus tradition, staff in the University Archives have created an exhibit of programs, posters, and other memorabilia from Gaieties past. It’s on view from now through the end of Fall Quarter in the Bender Room, on the fifth floor of Green Library’s Bing Wing.
Image from the 18th century Lutherie (L'Encyclopédie by Diderot and D'Alembert),
Arthur Benade Papers, Series 3 in Musical Acoustics Research Library (MARL) collection, M1711.
Today is the Day of Digital Archives and coincidentally the first in a series of four workshops created and run by Peter Chan, our resident Digital Archivist on accessioning and processing born-digital materials. This is the beginning of our digital life post-AIMS in Special Collections. Most of the attendees today are staff from Manuscripts and University Archives who will be engaged in actively capturing (part of the accessioning process) and processing born-digital content from our collections. One of these collections is the records of the Stop Aids Project discussed in a previous entry.
The University Archives is pleased to announce that Aimee Morgan has been promoted to Associate Librarian/Continuing Appointment effective 9/1/2011. Aimee joined the ranks on September 2, 2008 as Assistant University Archivist. Since then, she has consistently expanded her responsibilities and expertise and has become a vital part of the vision and direction of the Archives. Please join me in congratulating her on this accomplishment.
Carleen Maley Hutchins (1911-2009), born in Springfield, Massachusetts, was not your typical woman of the early 1900s. In school she chose woodworking over home economics, and trumpet over piano. After getting a degree in Biology, she taught science at the Brearley School in New York. There she was invited to participate in faculty chamber music gatherings, but as her colleagues considered her trumpet to be “too loud” they encouraged her to take up the viola. She purchased a cheap viola and was soon dissatisfied with the instrument’s limitations.
Jay Haley (1923-2007), was a seminal figure in the field of psychotherapy, a pioneer in the development of family therapy and a founder of the first journal in the field, Family Process which he edited for ten years. His views on human behavior were profoundly shaped by his work with such leading figures in psychotherapy as Gregory Bateson and Milton H. Erickson. The approach Haley developed grew out of his work with Erickson and is known as strategic or directive therapy, one of the most effective models of problem-solving.
The Manuscripts Division is pleased to announce the completion of the physical processing of the Stephen Jay Gould papers. The first and largest accession of Gould's papers arrived at Stanford University Libraries’ Department of Special Collections in 2004, with 8 smaller accessions following through early 2011. The first phase of the processing project, which began in Fall of 2009, included a detailed processing of Gould's correspondence, manuscripts, and juvenilia. Upon completion of these three series, the processing team switched gears to complete basic arrangement and description of the remainder of Gould's papers. The Gould papers consist of 564.5 linear feet of material, which includes over 850 boxes of textual material, approximately 450 audiovisual items, and 1,180 computer media files (52 megabytes). A comprehensive finding aid is forthcoming, and will be published online in Fall 2011.
Sun Microsystems Water Fight, 1992 (Series 5, Box 17, Folder 3)
The processing of the Doug Menuez photograph collection has been completed, and the finding aid is now available on the Online Archive of California. The finding aid encompasses four previously unprocessed and unavailable accessions to the collection. The collection consists of over 130 linear feet of material, including contact sheets, prints, slides, caption sheets, model releases, clippings, tear sheets, publications, portfolios and other material related to the photojournalism, documentary, commercial, and commissioned photography work of Doug Menuez. The collection includes over 250,000 photos documenting the rise of the Silicon Valley computer and semiconductor industries, startups, venture capital firms, and Internet companies, including Apple, Adobe, Sun Microsystems, Farallon, IBM, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
The Archives has added four new images collections to iStanford. They include: B.