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STOP AIDS Project records now available for research


Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives is excited to announce the completion of the processing of the STOP AIDS Project records. This effort was made possible by a detailed processing grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

Remembering Richard W. Lyman: On View Now at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center


Richard W. Lyman, who served as Stanford's seventh president from 1970-1980, died this past May at the age of 88. Educated at Swarthmore and Harvard, he came to Stanford in 1958 as an associate professor of history. He went on to become Associate Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences and Provost before assuming the presidency in 1970.

Founders' Day Exhibit & HistoryPin Walking Tour

photo_0.JPGThe University Archives is proud to present an exhibit of Stanford family materials and founding documents in conjunction with this year's Founders' Day celebration to be held at the Cantor Arts Center. The exhibit, in the Cantor auditorium, will feature dozens of unique items from Stanford's early days, including a handwritten copy of the Founding Grant, Jane Stanford's opening day speech (not delivered), and a photograph album of the Stanford residence done by Eadweard Muybridge.

Benoit Mandelbrot – Manuscripts launches new project this October


At the beginning of this year, the papers of Benoit Mandelbrot, the father of fractal geometry, were given to SUL’s Dept. of Special Collections. Funding for the first year has been set to begin processing this complex collection. We are happy to announce that Laura Williams has been hired as the project archivist and Christy Smith as the processing assistant. Laura, who has been with the Manuscript’s Division since 2009, is just wrapping up the processing of the Stop AIDS Project Records – another large processing and digitization project. Christy Smith has been in the department since 2000, staring as an assistant to the previous University Archivist, Maggie Kimball. In 2009 she moved to the manuscripts division as a processing assistant on the R. Stuart Hummel Family Papers processing and digitization project.

New University Archives Subject Guides

If you’ve visited the main Stanford University Libraries web site in the past month, you’ve probably noticed some major changes. An entirely new site based on the Drupal content management platform launched at the end of August.

John W. Gardner Center staff visit

This week, Stanford University Libraries Director of Communication & Development Andrew Herkovic hosted a library tour for staff from the John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC), based in the School of Education here at Stanford. As stated on its web site, the center “partners with communities to develop leadership, conduct research and effect change to improve the lives of youth.”

University Archives' Photographs of Mitt Romney Featured in New York Times

sc0122_99-263_b8_f4_i007_b.jpgSeveral photographs from the News Service held in the University Archives are featured in the New York Times article this morning on Mitt Romney’s Vietnam Stance at Stanford. Check out the article and images here:

Muybridge's Attitudes of animals in motion (1881) Available via the Stanford Digital Repository

qd999gm5772_00_0035_full.jpg.jpg The University Archives, Conservation Department, Digital Production Group, and Digital Library Systems and Services are happy to announce the completion of a project to conserve and digitize Eadweard Muybride's "The attitudes of animals in motion: a series of photographs illustrating the consecutive positions assumed by animals in performing various movements; executed at Palo Alto, California, in 1878 and 1879" (1881).

University Archives Images now in SALLIE

sallie-logo-black (1).png The University Archives has loaded four of its image collections into SALLIE, the Stanford All-Image Exchange. We are in the process of loading the remainder of our collections, including the Stanford Historical Photograph Collection.

Apports in the Archives

"What's the strangest thing in the archives?" As an archivist, I get that question a lot. My answer is always the same: the Thomas Welton Stanford apports, which are a part of the Stanford University Objects Collection in the University Archives.