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Scribe C: Rewriting the Beowulf Manuscript - a Seminar with Cheryl Jacobsen

October 18, 2021
by Benjamin L Albritton

For the latest event in an ongoing series co-sponsored with Stanford Text Technologies, the Libraries were delighted to host Cheryl jacobsen (University of Iowa, Center for the Book) on Oct. 14, 2021 for an online seminar where she presented her work copying the Old English poem, Beowulf, in a hand and layout matched to that of the original scribe, to produce a commission for a private collector.

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Please don’t let me be misunderstood

October 14, 2021
by Kelly L Roll

Every year Halloween rolls around and along with it some very misunderstood creatures are labeled as “scary”. As the song goes “Well I'm just a soul whose intentions are good  - Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood”.  

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Presenting the Phil Choy Papers

October 11, 2021
by Franz Kunst

Special Collections is proud to announce the availability of the Philip P. Choy Papers. Philip Choy (1926-2017) was a historian, author, teacher, and architect who devoted himself to documenting the history of Chinese immigration to the United States. His collection reflects a deep contribution to the research, preservation and education of Chinese American history. 

Acquisitions and Collection Services has a new Associate Director

October 5, 2021
by Alexis C Manheim

Technical & Access Services is thrilled to announce that Sarah Forzetting has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department. Sarah joined Stanford Libraries in 2014 as the Acquisitions Ordering & Fiscal Librarian. In 2019, she was hired as the Digital Collections Librarian, responsible for reviewing and negotiating e-resource licenses on behalf of Stanford Libraries.

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