Image: Spirit photographs from the Stanford Family Collection (SC0033D). Department of Special Collections and University Archives.
Blog topic: University Archives
It is with mixed emotions that we today say goodbye to our dear colleague and friend Jenny Johnson, who is off to the Northwest to begin the next chapter in her life. In 2008, Jenny joined the Archives, where she worked for a year before moving over to Special Collections from 2009-2011 to process the Stephen Jay Gould Papers.
Spotlight on Service-Learning: New online exhibit explores fifty years of service-learning’s history and evolution in higher education
The following is a guest post by Seth Pollack (Director, Service Learning Institute, California State University, Monterey Bay) and Tim Stanton (Senior Engaged Scholar, Ravensong Associates; Director Emeritus, Bing Overseas Studies Program, Cape Town, Stanford University).
Are you interested in new University Archives collections? Have you ever wondered what goes into making a collection available for research use? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions this post is for you!
Over the last few months, University Archives has processed many collections of former and current Stanford professors’ papers. The Scott Hubbard Papers and William C. Dement Papers are just two of the many collections we’ve processed, but they personally stuck out to me due to the wealth of their research opportunities.
Friday, May 10th, marks the sesquicentennial of the Golden Spike, the ceremonial completion of the first transcontinental railroad. In honor of the occasion, curators Eitan Kensky, Kathleen Smith, and Ben Stone are organizing an Open House in Green Library from 11:00am to 3:00pm. In addition to material documenting the American transcontinental railroad and railroads in the United States, this event highlights stories of other significant trains and transportation networks around the world.
The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869 marked an important milestone in the history of the United States with the joining of the populated east with the growing cities and towns of the west. Stanford University, with its connection to Leland Stanford and Timothy Hopkins, holds in its libraries an impressive array of materials related to this monumental achievement including the often overlooked contributions of the Chinese railroad workers.