Tag: Stanford Libraries

Green Library

Happy 100th birthday, Green Library!

by Stanford Libraries, Stanford News Service on July 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Happy Birthday, Green Library! The campus community will gather Monday, July 15, in front of Green Library to wish the venerable building a happy 100th birthday. The event is sold-out with some 400 people expected to attend. The celebration is part of the Stanford Libraries Beyond100 events. The centennial celebration theme was chosen in recognition… Read more Happy 100th birthday, Green Library!
Gold Spike

On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad, whither the Gold Spike?

by Alex Shashkevich on May 7, 2019 2:08 pm
On May 10, 1869, LELAND STANFORD tapped the ceremonial Gold Spike, also known as the Last Spike or the Golden Spike or the Gold Spike, into a pre-drilled hole to link the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads, creating the First Transcontinental Railroad. The spike was later donated to the Stanford Museum, now the Cantor… Read more On the eve of the 150th anniversary of the First Transcontinental Railroad, whither the Gold Spike?
Kubler Ross Archives

The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Archive has found a home at Stanford

by Stanford Libraries on March 3, 2019 12:02 pm
The archive of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, the late hospice and palliative care pioneer, psychiatrist and author of some two dozen books, including the 1969 On Death & Dying, has been accepted by the Stanford Libraries’ Department of Special Collections. Kübler-Ross is best known for having developed the groundbreaking Five Stages of Grief theory. “The gift of this… Read more The Elisabeth Kübler-Ross Archive has found a home at Stanford
Kam and Levi

Samuel Beckett letter at Stanford opens new opportunities for scholarship

by Gabrielle Karampelas on November 5, 2018 2:14 pm
A coffee-stained handwritten letter from renowned Irish playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett to Radomir Konstantinović, a Yugoslav and Serbian writer and philosopher, is now available in Stanford Libraries’ SPECIAL COLLECTIONS. The Beckett-Konstantinović letter at Stanford is one of only about two dozen surviving letters between the two literary figures. Much of their correspondence was lost… Read more Samuel Beckett letter at Stanford opens new opportunities for scholarship
2018 Saroyan Award

Hernán Diaz and Robert Moor win Stanford Libraries’ 2018 Saroyan Prize for Writing

by Gabrielle Karampelas on August 3, 2018 4:30 pm
Writers Hernán Díaz and Robert Moor are the 2018 winners of the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Every two years, the prize, established in 2003 by Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, honors emerging authors who have found a distinctive creative voice. The award commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of the late… Read more Hernán Diaz and Robert Moor win Stanford Libraries’ 2018 Saroyan Prize for Writing
Linked Data for Production

Stanford Libraries awarded grant to implement linked data metadata environment

by Gabrielle Karampelas on July 3, 2018 12:05 am
A proposal to dramatically shift how libraries create metadata and greatly improve how users discover library holdings has been accepted and awarded to Stanford Libraries by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In partnership with the libraries of Cornell, Harvard and the University of Iowa, Stanford will lead the effort to integrate library data into the… Read more Stanford Libraries awarded grant to implement linked data metadata environment
books

15th annual book fair celebrates Stanford authors' recent work

by Alex Shashkevich on April 17, 2018 1:44 pm
More than a dozen Stanford faculty members and Stanford-affiliated authors will gather to talk about their recently published work during the 15th annual “A Company of Authors” event from 1 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at the Stanford Humanities Center’s Levinthal Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The… Read more 15th annual book fair celebrates Stanford authors' recent work
Gretchen Carlson

Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'

by Stanford Libraries on March 12, 2018 2:07 pm
Former Fox News anchor and Stanford alumna GRETCHEN CARLSON returns to The Farm on Tuesday, March 13, at 6 p.m. to discuss her recently released book, “Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back.” Carlson won the 1989 Miss America pageant and graduated from Stanford with honors. After Stanford, she pursued a distinguished journalism career.  In 2016,… Read more Stanford alumna Gretchen Carlson returns to encourage others to 'Be Fierce'
Art & Feminism poster

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focuses on making a difference

by Stanford Libraries on March 6, 2018 2:28 pm
The Bowes Art & Architecture Library will host an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Thursday, March 8, which is also International Women’s Day. Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to drop in anytime between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. to participate. Turns out that less than 10 percent of Wikipedia contributors identify as women, according… Read more Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon focuses on making a difference
Partition document

Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford

by Gabrielle Karampelas on August 21, 2017 3:37 pm
To mark the 70th anniversary of Partition, the creation of modern India and Pakistan, the 1947 Partition Archive in partnership with Stanford Libraries has made thousands of unheard stories from witnesses and survivors available online.  The online collection will bring more than 4,300 oral histories and 30,000 digital photos and documents into the public domain. The oral… Read more Tales from the world's largest refugee crisis find a home at Stanford