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Announcing the Archive of Visual Artist Bernice Bing

September 24, 2020
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections of the Stanford Libraries are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist, community activist, and Beat Generation proponent Bernice Bing.  Bing (1936–1998) overcame numerous obstacles in her life to create paintings combining elements of New York and Bay Area abstraction with Chinese calligraphy and landscape painting practices.  Her dynamic amalgamation of Eastern and Western aesthetics and philosophies led to unique abstract and gest

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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.
 
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Expert Research Consulting

September 22, 2020
by Amy E. Hodge

Stanford's Science & Engineering Libraries' Experts will be offering 1:1 Research Consulting appointments via Zoom during the fall quarter. These appointments will focus on assisting grad students and other scientific researchers with software, coding, and data issues and questions related to research projects.

The service will be staffed by the following librarians and staff from our Science and Engineering Libraries:

Jerry McBride, head librarian for Braun Music Library and the Archive of Recorded Sound,

Jerry McBride to retire

September 15, 2020
by Matt Marostica

Our wonderful colleague, Jerry McBride, will be retiring on September 22 after more than seventeen years of service as Head of the Music Library and of the Archive of Recorded Sound. Jerry has made important contributions to the Stanford community through teaching, research and innovative collection development. His work has elevated the stature of Stanford Libraries’ music and recording collections. Importantly, Jerry has also contributed to building the careers of many music librarians in and outside of Stanford through his leadership in the field and as a mentor to younger librarians.

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Science and Engineering Libraries NGSO Video

September 12, 2020
by Zac Painter

On Tuesday September 01, the Stanford Libraries Science and Engineering Group hosted a one-hour information session for new graduate students in the STEM disciplines. The services of the Libraries, and an introduction to the people involved, were on the agenda.

A recording for the event is available at this link. The content is available to all members of the Stanford community who would like to know more about our services. Please say hello to us! We are excited to welcome you for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

Middle East Political Websites Collection Available in SearchWorks

September 11, 2020
by Peter Chan

We are pleased to announce that 145 archived websites comprising part of the Middle East Political Websites Collection are now available in SearchWorks (https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/kh149kf8484). This collection documents events in the Middle East that took place between 2007-2015. Content includes blogs, social media, and news sites about Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Syria, Kurdistan, and other countries.

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