Special Collections Unbound

Guest blogger: Melissa Gonzalez-Tapia (University Archives student intern)

Photo of Melissa Gonzalez-Tapia
August 10, 2022
by Hanna Ahn

Hello, my name is Melissa, and welcome to my first blog post. I am a rising senior at East Palo Alto Academy, and this internship was suggested to me by my high school counselor. I decided to join this internship because I believed that this would be a great opportunity for me during my summer break and would support me in strengthening my future goals, like helping me make more informed decisions on what I want to do with my life.

Special Collections welcomes two new archivists this month: Chris Doan & Chloe Pfendler

August 8, 2022
by Glynn Edwards

The Department of Special Collections is thrilled to announce the hire of two new staff members into continuing appointment positions as processing archivists. The positions are funded by the Harold Hohbach Program Endowment, which was created from a gift by the Harold C. and Marilyn A. Hohbach Foundation. These positions will focus on making available collections highlighting the history of science, technology, and those that document changes and developments in Silicon Valley and further afield.

Welcome Claudia Willett

Claudia Willett
August 5, 2022
by Josh Schneider
We are very excited to welcome Claudia Willett as our new Processing Archivist in the University Archives.

Making ePADD better together: community testing of Version 9.0 Alpha release

ePADD logo
July 22, 2022
by Sally DeBauche

Following the first Version 9.0 Alpha release from the ePADD+ project, a volunteer group of community testers assembled to exercise the new features and offer feedback on bugs, potential enhancements, and documentation. In past ePADD releases, users were openly invited to use the most recent release and report back through Github issues.

Guest blogger: Bradley Strauss (University Archives student employee)

Bradley Strauss, student employee, assisting the University Archives remotely from Chicago, IL!
July 18, 2022
by Hanna Ahn

The contemplative life, or the active one? It’s the age-old debate on what the best approach to life is. Should we be spending our limited time pursuing more real and tangible achievements, such as engineering significant structures or producing medicine that slows aging? Or, conversely, is discussing and exploring what it means to be a human more valuable? Is there more to be gained from the life of rapid work, or rather from the slower life of questioning the world?

New addendum to the Lorraine Garcia-Nakata papers

Lorraine Garcia-Nakata exhibition flyer
July 1, 2022
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

A new addition to the Lorraine Garcia-Nakata papers has been processed and is open for research. The addendum consists of personal and professional correspondence, exhibition catalogs and flyers, postcards, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

ePADD version 9 alpha now available

ePADD logo
June 29, 2022
by Sally DeBauche

The ePADD+ Phase 4 project team is giddy to announce the alpha release of ePADD Version 9!

Alan J. Adler papers available for research

A page from a notebook detailing a sailboat design
June 10, 2022
by Hanna Ahn

Authored by Hanna Ahn and Spencer Gondorf, Curatorial Assistant for the History of Science and Technology Collections

Alan J. Adler papers

What is the connection between sailboat design, a flying disc toy, and an innovative coffee press that cuts brew time from 5 minutes to 1 minute?