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The Memorial Library of Music is a collection of printed and manuscript scores and composers' letters, dating primarily from the 18th and 19th centuries, but ranging into both the 17th and 20th centuries. Musical genres range from intimate piano works and country dance music to large-scale orchestral and vocal works, with a strong emphasis on opera. Many of the scores are autographs or inscribed by the composer. The original collection was created by George T. Keating and conceived as part of Stanford University's memorial to alumni who gave their lives in World War II. The Music Library actively adds works to the collection, particularly 18th and 19th century operatic works. A guide to the initial collection was completed by Nathan van Patten, professor of bibliography in 1950, and has been heavily annotated over the years. A partial online version is also available. Newer additions are cataloged separately and appear in Stanford's online catalog. Adminstrative files for the collection are available in a separate online collection.
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Java scripts for re-production of the computational method being published in Pharmacogenetics and Genomics 2012, 22:877–886
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Software code to accompany the manuscript: Miller, L.P. and J.D. Long (2015). A tide prediction and tide height control system for laboratory mesocosms. PeerJ 3: e1442 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1442
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Supplemental materials, including item level inventories, for Archive of Recorded Sound Collections. These materials support collection finding aids and MARC records without item level description.
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Presentations authored by students in the course, "Computers and Interfaces: Psychological and Societal Perspectives" taught by Cliff Nass in Winter 2013 and presented at the Big Idea Festival on March 11, 2013 at Stanford University. The course explores user responses to interfaces and design implications of those responses and theories from different disciplines illustrate responses to textual, voice-based, pictorial, metaphoric, conversational, adaptive, agent-based, intelligent, and anthropomorphic interfaces. The students engaged in group design projects applying theory to the design of products or services for developing countries.
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As staff photographer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Bob Fitch traveled around the country for almost two years documenting voter registration and other civil rights campaigns. At the same time, Bob also photographed urban and rural black life, which despite predominantly impoverished conditions was infused with a spirit of dignity and vitality. This gallery contains these images-of-spirit. Photographs are from Alabama, Mississippi, Atlanta, Chicago, and California.
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The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a revolutionary black nationalist organization founded in Oakland, California and active from 1966 to 1982. The Black Panthers instituted a variety of community social programs designed to alleviate poverty, combat police brutality, and improve health in black communities. The Black Panther Party's most widely known initiatives were its armed citizens' patrols and its Free Breakfast for Children program. Most of the photographs in this gallery were taken during a March 28-31, 1972 Black Community Survival Conference Rally at Greenman Field, with images of Party chairman Bobby Seale speaking as well as food distribution, blood testing, and a voter registration drive. There are also many photos from a 1968 "Free Huey" rally in De Fremery Park following the arrest of BPP co-founder Huey Newton in October 1967. The rally featured speeches from Seale, Stokely Carmichael, and guest Reies Tijerina, New Mexico's leader of the Chicano land grant reclamation movement. There are also a few images of the Panther Party's headquarters following a violent attack by two Oakland police officers on September 10, 1968.
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Images of Bob Fitch, including him working in the South as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) staff photographer during the March Against Fear, documenting farm worker strikes and immigrant rights demonstrations in California, as well as family snapshots and other informal pictures. Photographers are identified when known.
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This gallery features Bob Fitch's photographs of farm worker labor and housing conditions in Watsonville, Coachella, Fresno, and other parts of California's Central Valley in the early 1970s.
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In the fall of 1969, Cesar Chavez toured the East Coast of the United States and Canada to build support for a national boycott of non-union harvested grapes and other produce. Chavez met with boycott staff, donors, politicians, and organized labor leaders, accompanied by four guards led by organizer Mack Lyons, his personal assistant Juanita Brown, nurse Marion Moses, and documentary photographer Bob Fitch.
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United Farmworkers Union (UFW, AFL-CIO) - organizing & field work. Between 1968 and 1974, at the invitation of the UFW President and organizer Cesar Chavez, Bob Fitch photographed union organizing activities including; agricultural field work, living conditions, pickets, marches, funerals, anti-picket police brutality, prominent supporters, intimate planning sessions and the first union contracts in 1970 (Coachella Valley, CA).
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Prior to the 1965 Voting Rights Act, many electoral precincts in southern U.S. states discouraged blacks from voting by selectively requiring literacy tests for registration. Due to the inferior education available in separate and unequal schools, as well as the poverty which compelled all family members to work at low-paying jobs, the ability to vote was functionally denied. Started by Esau Jenkins and Septima Clark on Johns Island, South Carolina, in 1954, Citizenship Schools were originally a project of the Highlander school, but became affiliated with Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1961. SCLC's Citizenship Education Program (CEP) was administered by Clark (Supervisor of Teacher Training) and Dorothy Cotton (Director), and was active throughout the Deep South. Student recruitment was often cleverly assisted by beauticians who naturally interacted with everyone; as independent contractors they were less vulnerable to white retaliation. Under the cover of reading and writing classes, the CEP was an empowerment strategy responsible for recruiting tens of thousands of local residents into the civil rights movement. In 1966 Bob Fitch documented the Program in Alabama's Marion and Wilcox Counties.
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Immediately after the Selma Civil Rights March and passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and affiliated groups began a project in Alabama's Black Belt counties to register voters and recruit candidates for public office. SCLC staffer Bob Fitch was assigned the task of photographing the candidates for use in campaign materials and for distribution to the media. As the first Black political candidates since Reconstruction, these men and women risked great harm by running. This gallery contains portraits of primary and electoral candidates and their families in rural Alabama communities. Unfortunately, due to lost records, identification for many of the people photographed is limited.
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Two months after Martin Luther King was assassinated, Post Magazine asked Bob Fitch to photograph his widow Coretta Scott King and family in their new life. Mrs. King was not only a mother of four energetic children, but also managed an enormous schedule of speaking engagements, answering letters, writing a book, organizing the Martin Luther King Jr. Institute, and lobbying for a national holiday honoring her slain husband. She also frequently appeared with Dr. Ralph Abernathy at SCLC events and rallies, including the Poor Peoples March on Washington.
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David Harris, opponent of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, appeared at the Oakland, California, Federal Induction Center demonstrations during October and December of 1967. On January 17, 1968, he publicly refused to cooperate with the military draft. This Fresno kid and Stanford student body president was prominent in the leadership of the rapidly growing movement called The Resistance. In March 1968 David married peace activist and folk singer Joan Baez. Two months later David was sentenced to three years in federal prison for draft evasion. On July 15, 1969 federal marshals came to Struggle Mountain - the Harris/Baez home in the Santa Cruz Mountains - to take him to jail. Joan was pregnant and the child was expected in November. On March 15, 1971, Joan and their son Gabriel flew to La Tuna Federal Prison near El Paso, Texas, to welcome David's release and to express their mutual commitment to the peace movement. Bob Fitch photographed them many times over the years, and images of David Harris and Joan Baez are featured in a number of other galleries, including "Connie Vote," "Farmworker Union Strike" and "Civil Rights - Martin Luther King."
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Dorothy Day (November 8, 1897 - November 29, 1980) was an American journalist, social activist, and devout Catholic convert. In the 1930s, Day worked closely with fellow activist Peter Maurin to establish the Catholic Worker Movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement that continues to combine direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. These images were primarily taken in 1973 (with a few from 1968) at the Catholic Worker Movement house located in the Bowery neighborhood in New York City, at the Catholic Worker Movement farm in Tivoli, New York, and at United Farm Workers (UFW) demonstrations in California.
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For nearly 100 years, California's pastures of plenty were controlled by a coalition of growers, bankers, and political interests who systematically and often brutally suppressed labor organizing efforts. Using constituency recruitment, coalition building, political lobbying, and media exposure techniques learned from the Black Civil Rights achievements, Cesar Chavez and United Farm Worker union colleagues focused national and global attention on the farmworker plight. UFW member fortitude, tactical cleverness, spiritual tenacity, and bravery in the face of violence are some of the qualities embodied in this gallery of images taken by Bob Fitch.
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In 1964, 25-year-old Bob Fitch began photographing the vibrant political activities emerging in the San Francisco Bay Area. He never imagined that fifty years later he would have created one of the principal photo archives of the nation's nonviolent political movement leaders, workers and events. In addition to the more prominent people and events featured in the archives, his life journey was intersected and influenced by numerous peace and justice colleagues and friends whose snapshot images are displayed in this gallery. Among those depicted are politicians, musicians, activists, scientists, photojournalists, comedians, and clergy, all of whom crossed paths with Bob Fitch.