Special Collections Unbound

Sandstone & Tile available for full-text search now

Sandstone & Tile cover
May 25, 2021
by Charlotte Kwok Glasser

The past issues of Sandstone & Tile, a regular publication of the Stanford Historical Society (SHS), are now preserved in the Stanford Digital Repository (SDR) and available for access and full-text search via Searchworks, Stanford Libraries’ online catalog, and via Spotlight at Stanford exhibits. Readers are able to search the rich content of all the past issues at once using keywords. 

March Fong Eu: A groundbreaking voice for all

May 24, 2021
by Gurudarshan Khalsa

Special Collections is pleased to have recently processed March Fong Eu’s archive, and to make available digitized recordings of her personal interview tapes. The papers of March Fong Eu are now open for research. The papers may be accessed here: https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/9378418.

Frank Y. Chuck papers now available for research

Annual regional conference of the Chinese Student Alliance held at Stanford University in 1924
May 10, 2021
by Hanna Ahn

The Frank Y. Chuck papers are now open for research. This collection consists of materials relating to the life and career of Frank Y. Chuck, a noted research chemist and one of Stanford University’s earliest graduates of color. Included are academic transcripts, diplomas, domestic and international patents, professional papers, notebooks, correspondence, photographs that feature Stanford’s Chinese American student community from the 1920s, and an oral history interview transcript.

California Himalayan Expedition (1954) collection

May 5, 2021
by Benjamin Lee Stone

The Stanford Libraries recently acquired a manuscript collection dealing with the planning and preparation for the California Himalayan Expedition of 1954, created by Stanford alumnus Dr. Lawrence Swan (1922-1999)

LEGACIES OF CONFLICT in South Asia: The Right to Heal

Shah Commission of Inquiry Report 1, page 1
April 23, 2021
by Laura Wilsey

How many of us first developed an understanding of the Indian subcontinent and its peoples from the writings of Vikram Seth, Salman Rushdie or Rohinton Mistry? Their stories, A Suitable Boy, Midnight's Children and A Fine Balance, introduced the rest of the world to the socio-political tensions fomenting in India since its independence from Britain in 1947.

John W. Gardner Spotlight Exhibit

John Gardner and Lyndon Johnson in the Oval Office
April 19, 2021
by Emma Frothingham


The Spotlight exhibit on John W. Gardner provides a glimpse at his life and distinguished career in public service, as well as his time at Stanford as a student, trustee, professor, and mentor.

A new phase for ePADD development

ePADD team for 2020 Mellon grant - Zoom meeting
April 19, 2021
by Glynn Edwards

We are delighted to join Harvard University and the University of Manchester again on a collaborative venture over the next 18 months (2021-2022) funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant, Email Archives: Building Capacity and Community managed by the University of Illinois.

ePADD version 8 now available

April 8, 2021
by Sally DeBauche

The ePADD development team is excited to announce the release of version 8!

ePADD is free and open source software developed by Stanford Libraries' Special Collections & University Archives that uses natural language processing and machine learning to support archival appraisal, processing, discovery, and delivery for email of historical or cultural value.

Improved Performance for Large Collections