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Blog topic: University Archives

Contributors to the 1976 issue of Asian American Women (SC0487)

New LibGuide showcases the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford

October 19, 2020
by Josh Schneider

The University Archives is pleased to announce the publication of a new LibGuide to support research into the history of the Asian and Asian American community at Stanford. This time we enlisted Jessica Cebra, Metadata Management Librarian, who works on metadata projects for content in the Stanford Digital Repository. Read on to learn about Jessica's experience compiling content for the guide!

 Bracero letters, 1943

Undelivered 1940s Mexican letters to Pacific Northwest relatives

September 23, 2020
by Adan Griego
Mrs. Fidencia Abila was probably relieved that her son Salvador looked plump (“estas muy gordo”) in the photos (“retratos”) he sent from the United States. He was part of the Bracero Program enacted through several bilateral agreements signed by United States and Mexico between 1942 and 1964. The program brought thousands of Mexican men as short-term workers, primarily in agriculture, contributing with their “brazos” (arms) to the overall war effort as our country made a full commitment to World War II and later the Korean War.
 
Cropped contact sheet of photos of Don Knuth.

Don Knuth email collection now available for research

Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce that the email collection of Don Knuth has been processed. This collection consists of email from January 1999 through January 2019. Users can preview Knuth’s email corpus via Stanford's ePADD discovery website. The full text of the emails is only accessible on a workstation in the Field Reading Room, which is open to all members of the general public.

Stanford Special Collections & University Archives share statement on potentially harmful language in cataloging and archival description

September 9, 2020
by Ann K.D. Myers

Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and University Archives has published a Statement on Potentially Harmful Language in Cataloging and Archival Description. The statement was developed by staff across the department over the past two months, with additional input from staff in Stanford Libraries’ Metadata Development Unit...

The First Women's suffrage Picket Line-College Day in the picket line

Stanford University and the Women’s Suffrage Movement

August 26, 2020
by Presley A Hubschmitt

On this day, 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified, which provided some women the right to vote. The process that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment can provide historical context for the voting and women’s rights issues that are still at the forefront of American politics today. Although it took until 1920 for the 19th Amendment to be ratified, states like California were attempting to pass women’s suffrage laws beginning in the 1890s. In 1911, Californians finally passed a referendum granting women the right to vote in the state. With the suffrage movement making headway in California politics, Stanford University also felt the stirrings of the movement on campus.

Dinah Handel, Stanford Libraries

Dinah Handel has new 20% assignment in University Archives

July 7, 2020
by Josh Schneider

We are excited to share that beginning July 13, Dinah Handel, Digitization Service Manager in DLSS, will begin a new 20% assignment with the Stanford Archives. She will be working on a variety of projects that advance the Department of Special Collections & University Archives’ commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as serving as a DLSS liaison to foster collaboration across the two departments. (...)

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