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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Have you ever wondered why and how something like a paper doll was added to the library collection? If so, please join us for a panel presentation where representatives from Collection Development, SUL Technical Services, and Special Collections Technical Services will explain each step of the acquisition process using the recently acquired Jenny Lind paper doll set as an example. The presentation will explain how the set was discovered and paid for, the considerations that were made before the collection came to Stanford, how the SearchWorks catalog records were prepared, some conservation considerations, and how students interact with and learn from the physical as well as the digital objects. Please join us for a fascinating deep dive into the world of Special Collections acquisitions!
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
This session will offer an overview of the “whys and hows” of planning, designing, and producing exhibitions for the Library’s Special Collections. For context, my talk will begin with a brief wayback (post-horse and carriage, pre-information superhighway) photo tour of exhibits in Stanford’s Main Library. I’ll describe the current exhibit program’s primary goals and address the question of where ideas for exhibits come from: who proposes them and how and why they are chosen, illustrated with examples. In the last portion of the program I’ll talk about the process of curating and producing a show and ways to approach designing a physical exhibit for display in library cases, offering what I hope will be helpful advice to any of you considering designing an exhibit of your own. Depending on space, the session will end with a hands-on exercise of making a simple caption support.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
If you’ve ever wondered what treasures lie in the basement of Green Library - this is the session for you! Media & Microtext is a hidden gem of Stanford Libraries' collections. Our materials are heavily used by a variety of patrons for film viewing & study, videogame play & research, and significant scholarly work. Our vast film and television collection holds over 50,000 titles, in DVD, Blu-ray, VHS and other formats, including rare materials not found elsewhere. Our videogame & software collection is quite fantastic, with over 6000 titles from the 1980s to present day. The new retro game area even allows players to enjoy such classic consoles as the Atari 2600, Vectrex, and SuperNES. Finally, we have other media encompassing a gamut of subjects, including sound recordings and digital archives. Alongside our audio-visual media, the Center boasts an in-depth research collection of over 170,000 microforms. Over several years this collection has grown to encompass materials from many other campus libraries. Students, scholars, and visitors peruse our materials regularly looking for the crucial information to complete their research. In addition, Henry Lowood has spear-headed Stanford Libraries' foray into streaming services, including the popular Kanopy service. Please join Laszlo Jakusovszky, Operations Manager for the Media & Microtext Center, and Henry Lowood, Curator for Film & Media Collections, for an overview of the Center’s wonderful collections and how you and our patrons may use it to best effect.
Archive/Manuscript
2 ms. boxes.
Diaries and notes, relating to Polish-Soviet relations.
Hoover Archives
Archive/Manuscript
28.1 megabytes (26 computer files)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Includes 3 photographs depicting Stanford Law School students with a banner stating "Racism Lives Here Too," as well as 23 posters bearing quotes attributed to Stanford students and professors. The banner and posters were hung at Stanford Law School in February 2018 by students associated with the Racism Lives Here Too Movement.
Special Collections

6. Schofield, Susan W [2018] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews
Susan Schofield served as Stanford University’s academic secretary from 1996 to 2002. Describing the role of the academic secretary as a “facilitator of faculty governance,” Schofield provides details on the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Academic Secretary and the Faculty Senate. She describes the election process, the role of the Steering Committee in setting the agenda for the body, meeting procedures and traditions, and the work of the Committee on Committees (or nominating committee). She also offers insights on the manner in which senior administrators interact with the Faculty Senate and describes two key aspects of the academic secretary’s job: persuading faculty members to serve on or chair committees and authoring the minutes of Faculty Senate meetings.
Archive/Manuscript
0.48 linear feet (2 boxes)
Materials include pamphlets, flyers, brochures, and other documents gathered from the Call to Action Alley providing information for marginalized communities, as well as a CD. Also includes memorabilia such as a tote bag, buttons, a pen, a pencil, and wristbands.
Special Collections

8. Abernethy, David B. (2017) [2017] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews
In this oral history, David Abernethy, a professor emeritus of political science who served seventeen terms in the Faculty Senate and chaired the body during the 1981-82 academic year, discusses the role and processes of the Faculty Senate and some of the controversial issues it has grappled with, including the evolution of the Western Culture curricular requirement, the university’s investment in South Africa, the relationship between the university and the Hoover Institution, and the possibility of locating the Ronald Reagan presidential library at Stanford. Briefly describing his academic background in African Studies, Abernethy tells how he was completing doctoral research in Nigeria in 1965 when he received an invitation to come to Stanford University. He shares personal recollections of the campus climate in the late 1960s, including the first teach-in on Vietnam, responses to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and a rowdy session of the Academic Council reviewing Stanford President J. E. Wallace Sterling’s decision to discipline antiwar protestors. Abernethy turns then to the 55-member Faculty Senate, which marks its fiftieth anniversary in 2018, discussing in detail its structure, traditions, and processes, especially the alphabetical assignment of seating and the availability of the university president and provost for questions. First voted chair in 1981-1982, he also describes the workings of the Senate’s principal committees and the role of the academic secretary who administers them. Regarding the Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Abernethy offers an analysis of the Western Culture curricular requirement as it changed to meet the demands of a multicultural university and society, beginning in 1976. As he sees it, to highlight Western cultures is a disservice to all non-Western people, and culture can be used as a code word for issues surrounding race and ethnicity. The Faculty Senate discussion of Stanford’s investments in weapons makers and later companies supporting South Africa under apartheid are his next topics. Abernethy talks about his corporate social responsibility work, including urging the university the participate in shareholder proxy votes related to South Africa and meeting with the chairman of Wells Fargo Bank to express concern about a bank loan to South Africa. Beginning with an appreciation of the resource represented by the Hoover Institution’s library and archives, Abernethy turns to Stanford’s fractious relationship during the 1980s with Hoover and its leader, Glenn Campbell. The critical issue became whether and where a Reagan Presidential Library should be located at Stanford, he says, a proposal initiated by Campbell’s independent contacts with the Reagan White House. Despite the potential resources of such a library, Abernethy notes, faculty were concerned about the consequences for Stanford’s image of adding a second campus landmark honoring a prominent twentieth-century conservative president, the first being the Hoover Tower, and the siting of the project. Ending the controversy, the Reagan Presidential Foundation chose to seek a site in Southern California. A related issue, however, dealt with Campbell’s initiative to grant senior fellows at the Hoover Institution membership in Stanford’s Academic Council, Abernethy notes, which raised issues of qualifications and inequitable exemption from teaching responsibilities. Abernethy concludes the interview with an overall evaluation of Stanford’s Faculty Senate.
Archive/Manuscript
.25 linear feet (1 volume)
Finding aid
Online Archive of California
Small album of Stanford University campus buildings produced by Hyde's Book Store of Palo Alto.
Special Collections

10. Amemiya, Takeshi [2017] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program interviews, 1999-2012
In this oral history from 2017, the noted econometrician Takeshi Amemiya, Edward Ames Edmonds Professor of Economics, Emeritus, describes his early life in wartime Japan, his education in economics, and his years on the faculty of the Department of Economics at Stanford University. His wife, Yoshiko Miyaki Amemiya, briefly describes meeting Amemiya in Japan and her experience of life at Stanford. Amemiya begins by describing how Advanced Econometrics, a comprehensive text that is still in print three decades after its initial publication in 1985, evolved from material he used to teach the subject when he first came to Stanford in 1964. About that time, Amemiya explains, microdata on individual households and companies began to become available. Amemiya developed the statistical methods to analyze such data, and he was the first to write a textbook on the subject. Elaborating on his early years at Stanford, Amemiya explains that the faculty of the Department of Economics were assigned to different campus buildings, depending on their interests. He says this tended to deter collaboration until the department was consolidated at Encina Hall in the 1970s. Amemiya jumps ahead to discuss his later interests: sharing his delight in discovering the similarities of Greek and Japanese customs, including the gods they worshipped and their shrines to the dead. In addition, after traveling in China, he began to write poetry in Chinese. Turning to his childhood, Amemiya says he was only seven at the outbreak of World War II, which found his family in Lima, Peru, where his father worked as an executive for a Japanese shipping line. He describes being caught up in an exchange of Japanese and U.S. citizens living abroad at the outbreak of war. Although he was evacuated from Tokyo during the war, he experienced air raids in the area near Mount Fuji to which he had been sent. Amemiya describes his time at the International Christian University in Japan, Guilford College in North Carolina, and the American University in Washington, DC and admits to sometimes being distracted from his studies by American novels and golf. At Johns Hopkins University, Amemiya says a connection with econometrist Carl F. Christ set him on a career course that led him to join the faculty of the Stanford Department of Economics. Stanford then was more comfortable and less pressured than today, Amemiya says, offering his criticism of today’s practice of allowing students to evaluate professors, arguing that this encourages overly rehearsed teaching. Instead, he recalls putting new problems on the board and solving them with the students. Yoshiko Amemiya recounts how she met and married the young professor during a brief period when he left Stanford to teach in Japan. She also shares some of the challenges she experienced adapting to American culture, especially in feeling comfortable with the informality of the English language. Amemiya concludes by briefly describing the anti-Vietnam War protests at Stanford and recalling some memorable faculty rivalries on the tennis court.
Archive/Manuscript
1 print.
Special Collections

12. Bratman, Michael E [2017] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews
Professor Michael Bratman offers general reflections on the operations of the Stanford Faculty Senate and describes his experience as the chair of the 29th Faculty Senate in 1996-1997. A key topic of the 29th Senate was the reevaluation of the Cultures, Ideas, and Values (CIV) Area One requirement, which attracted a great deal of national attention as to whether Stanford would remain committed to diversity in its curriculum. Bratman describes with pride how the senate handled this complicated issue and put in place a process that all constituencies felt was fair. Bratman also comments on the agenda-setting role of the Senate Steering Committee and the essential role played by the Academic Secretary in providing institutional background, continuity, and preparation for the incoming chair. Other topics covered include the electoral process, the role played by the university president and provost in the senate, the convening of the second Planning and Policy Board, and the way Bratman’s experience as senate chair prepared him for a later role as president of the American Philosophical Association at a challenging time in that organization’s history. The interview ends with Bratman’s reflections on some of the traditions of the senate and his observation that great universities are made in part by the kind of procedures they follow in making important decisions.

13. Chace, William M [2017] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews
William M. Chace discusses his involvement with Stanford’s Faculty Senate, including his time as chair during the 1978-1979 term. He discusses the founding of the Faculty Senate, in part, as a response to civil unrest on campus during the Vietnam War. He describes issues that came before the body, its rules and procedures, the Committee on Committees, the Steering Committee, and the role of the Academic Secretary. Chace shares memories of senate colleagues and friends and expresses admiration for Herbert Packer’s intellect and exemplary leadership during the turbulent 1960s. Chace recalls actions the Faculty Senate took in response to the politics of the era, including sending a delegation to Washington DC in response to U.S. bombing in Cambodia. He offers his opinion on debates over the Western Culture course at Stanford, compares Stanford’s Faculty Senate to administrative bodies at other universities, and talks about the founding of Stanford Continuing Studies. Chace also provides information on his early life and education and the circumstances that led him to join the faculty of the Stanford Department of English in 1968.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
In advance of the release of the 2017 Copyright Reminder, Mimi Calter will review many of the copyright scenarios that document will address. We’ll talk about library procedures and policies related to copyright, review some basics of copyright law, and talk about working with patrons on copyright issues. Bring your questions!

15. Concierge 39: LOCKSS [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The LOCKSS (Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe) Program provides distributed digital preservation software and services used by hundreds of institutions across tens of networks. Established as an auxiliary of Stanford University Libraries in 1999, the LOCKSS Program originally helped libraries secure post-cancellation access to subscription electronic resources. Its focus has since expanded to preservation of the digital scholarly record more broadly and enabling communities to preserve digital materials that matter to them. As its founders, Vicky Reich and David Rosenthal, are now retired and the LOCKSS Program joins the Digital Library Systems and Services group, the LOCKSS Program is poised for major new initiatives. Come to this Concierge session to hear from Nicholas Taylor, Program Manager for LOCKSS and Web Archiving, about the present and future of the LOCKSS Program.

16. Concierge 40: Data Stories [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Providing support for qualitative and quantitative data to the Stanford research community involves a lot of parts and pieces. In this session, Vijoy Abraham, Ashley Jester, Kris Kasianovitz, and Alesia Montgomery will discuss the the landscape of quantitative and qualitative social science data here at Stanford. Each presenter will provide us with a "data story" that exemplifies the complexities of the work they do to manage the life cycle of social science data sets, from acquisition to the researcher. Data covered will be the various flavors of the US Census, the provisioning of the DISQUE DENUNCIA dataset for international policy research, qualitative data, and Corelogic Tax and Deed Public Record Data.
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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
Stanford Libraries’ collection of South Asian materials increased dramatically in the last few years as the focus of the collection expanded to include materials in the regional languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka. Join us for a presentation by C. Ryan Perkins, South Asian Studies Librarian, on the peculiar challenges of building a collection of vernacular South Asian materials from scratch. Ryan will discuss his experience finding vendors to supply materials when no vendors seem to exist and finding ways to provide metadata for materials in vernacular languages when Stanford Libraries does not have catalogers for those languages. The presentation will also highlight some of the goals Ryan has for the collection, what strategies he uses for determining, in a region with dozens of languages, which languages should be collected comprehensively and which should be excluded, and how a partnership with Library of Congress enables some of the collection building.

18. Concierge 42: CIDR, What? [2017] Online

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Stanford University Libraries Concierge Project
The Center for Interdisciplinary Digital Research (CIDR) is a unique group of technology specialists, software developers, and humanities and social science data and subject librarians who design and develop new digital tools and methods and incorporate technology and information resources to promote scholarship. Meet our team members and learn about our services, workshops and partners, and hear highlights from some of our projects that integrate data visualization, data organization, and data preservation.

19. Drekmeier, Charles [2017] Online

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Stanford Historical Society Oral History Program Interviews
Professor Emeritus Charles Drekmeier, who served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council from 1966 to 1968, describes the general climate at Stanford around the time that the Faculty Senate was formed. Drekmeier discusses the circumstances that led to his arrival at Stanford in 1958, including the recommendation of sociologist Talcott Parsons with whom he had worked as a research assistant at Harvard. He recalls how, as a young faculty member with a student following due his involvement in early anti-Vietnam war activism, he was invited to be an at-large member of the Executive Committee of the Academic Council in 1966. He offers recollections of key movers in academic governance at the time, including J.E. Wallace Sterling, Albert Guerard, Richard Lyman, Herb Packard, Ernest Hilgard, and Kenneth Arrow, and provides brief insights on the character of Executive Committee meetings at the time that the Faculty Senate came into being. Drekmeier also recounts memories about organizing the Stanford Teach-In on the Vietnam War in 1965 and the program in Social Thought and Institutions.
Archive/Manuscript
1 poster
Special Collections