Glen McLaughlin California as an Island maps come to Stanford

Branner Earth Sciences Library & Map Collections is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Glen McLaughlin Map Collection, the largest privately held collection of maps showing California as an island. The collection has been scanned and will be available through Searchworks and the collections pages. Take a look at the following links to find out more about this impressive collection.

Treasures from the Stanford University Archives on Display for Founding Grant Society

arch_print_026.jpgThe Archives recently held an exhibit in conjunction with the Founding Grant Society's annual meeting. On display were:

1. Stanford University Founding Grant [Compared Copy in Jane Stanford’s Hand], 1885 Nov 11
2. Jane Stanford's Amendments to the Founding Grant, Drafts
3. Leland Stanford's Opening Day Speech, 1891 Oct 1
4. Opening Day Photos, 1891 Oct 1
5. Inventory and Appraisal of the Estate of Leland Stanford, 1893
6. Photos of Original Farm and Stanford Home

Seven New Archives Photo Collections Online

dm907qj6498_05_0011_large.jpgSeven Archives photo collections are now available online. Included are:

Stanford Student Demonstration Audio Collection Online

gp9458_student_demonstrations_protests_computation_center_feb_10_1971.jpgThe University Archives is pleased to announce the online availability of 18 audio recordings documenting Stanford student demonstrations from 1965-1971. Included are are recordings of April 3rd Movement discussions (1969), the sit-in at the Old Union (1970), anti-ROTC meetings (1970), and Academic Senate and Council meetings (1966, 1970).


Stanford only Access to published materials on the Middle Ages and Renaissance (400–1700).

Reflections on the study of "civil law" in the Qing Dynasty: A Talk by Prof. Deng Jianpeng

A Talk by Prof. Deng Jianpeng 邓建鹏
Deng Jianpeng is Associate Professor at the Law School of the Chinese Central University of Nationalities (Zhongyang Minzu Daxue) in Beijing, PRC.  He is a noted historian of Qing dynasty law, whose main research focuses on civil case records found in the archives of Qing dynasty county courts.
WHEN: Monday, April 5, 2010, 4:00-5:30 PM
WHERE: Building 200 (History Corner), room 307

History of Stanford East Asia Library in Print

The annual conferences of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) for this year has yet one more thing to celebrate: the first book dedicated to the history of East Asian libraries in North America. The book, titled Collecting Asia: East Asian Libraries in North America 1868-2008, is edited by Peter X. Zhou and published by AAS. It tells the stories of the historical development of 25 major East Asian libraries in North America over the past 140 years.

Slavery, abolition and social justice, 1490-2007

This digital collection documents key aspects of the history of slavery worldwide over six centuries. Topics covered include the African Coast, the Middle Passage, the varieties of slave experience, religion, revolts, abolition, and legislation. The collection also includes case studies from America, the Caribbean, Brazil, and Cuba


Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

Ethnic newsWatch

Full text articles from newspapers and periodicals published by the ethnic, minority and native press in the U.S. Coverage is from 1960 to date

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