American History

Stanford Family Photographs Now Available Via Stanford Digital Repository

The University Archives is pleased to announce that select items from the Stanford Family Photograph Collection are now available via the Stanford Digital Repository:

Exhibitions: Comings and Goings

American Englightenment PosterAll good things eventually must end, and so it is that the popular Celebrating Mexico exhibition on the second floor of Green Library’s Bing Wing has been dismantled to make way for another good thing: The American Enlightenment: Treasures from the Stanford University Libraries, on display February 7 through May 15. Curated by Professor of History Caroline Winterer, the exhibition is timed to coincide with her winter quarter course on the same topic. It features more than 40 rare books from the libraries’ holdings in early American history. Included are a number of “association copies,” books that were owned or annotated by notable British Americans—and one African American—of the mid-eighteenth century. Among the more curious of these are a copy of Paradise Lost signed by both Thomas Jefferson and James Madison; a book once owned by revolutionary Henry Laurens that was nibbled by rodents, possibly during his imprisonment in the Tower of London; and two volumes signed by John Hancock before his signature became famous and flamboyant. Two copies of Common Sense, published in New York and London in 1776, show how Thomas Paine’s monarchy-defaming prose was presented differently to readers on either side of the Atlantic.

The Collected Works of Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill, Winston, Sir, 1874-1965.
Imprint: London : Library of Imperial History, 1973-1975.
Physical Description: 34 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Donated by Mrs. Martha E. Clague, widow of Dr. William Clague, Stanford, 1948.

See the Socrates record for this item.

Glenda M. Jones Papers

A collection of materials collectively to be known as the “Glenda Maurine Jones Collection of Women’s Liberation and Anti-Vietnam War Movement materials” comprising publications, photographs, printed ephemera, library catalog cards, and buttons dealing with the Women’s Liberation Movement and Anti-Vietnam War Movement and which consists of the contents of 3 standard archival boxes. The papers of a Palo Alto based activist, ca. 1968-1995.

Career Action Center and the Resource Center for Women : Records, 1973-2002.

Career Action Center.
Physical Description: 7 linear feet (14 manuscript boxes)

Gift of Marylyn Morrell, 2008.

Images of the American Civil War: Photographs, Posters, and Ephemera

Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2008-

Digital Newspaper Collections

Building on an already impressive holding of digital historical newspapers, the Stanford University Libraries have acquired three new digital newspaper collections: the San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1922), Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980) and 19th Century U.S. Newspapers.

History: American & British

Making of America [University of Michigan Collection]

Digital versions of selections from University of Michigan Library's collection. Features monograph volumes and journal articles published in the nineteenth century. Focuses on the major journal literature of the period, ranging from general interest publications to those with more targeted audiences such as agriculture. Links to the Cornell University Library collection by the same title"The Making of America (MOA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the Antebellum period through Reconstruction.

Papers of George Washington

Letters written to Washington as well as letters and documents written by him will be published in the complete edition that consists of approximately 85 volumesContains excerpts from Washington's letters, as well as maps, images, and exhibit catalogs relating to George WashingtonThe diaries -- The journal of the proceedings of the President, 1793-1797 -- Colonial series, 1748-1775 -- Revolutionary war series, 1775-1783 -- Confederation series, 1784-1788 -- Presidential series, 1788-1797 -- Retirement series, 1797-1799

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