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|January 16, 2009|
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In February, the Bay Area will host the world's assembled communities of book collectors, booksellers, and practitioners of fine press printing and the book arts at a coordinated pair of important gatherings.
The biennial Codex
International Book Fair is rapidly becoming the "world's fair" of the book
as art and artifact: this year, over 110 bookmakers from several continents
will gather. The Codex Fair's public
exhibition and sale will be held in the ASUC Pauley Ballroom on the Berkeley campus (near the
intersection of Telegraph Avenue
and Bancroft Way)
on Monday and Tuesday, February 9 and 10, from 12:30-6:30 pm and on Wednesday,
February 11, from 12:30-4:00 pm. The
fair is sponsored by the Codex Foundation, whose mission is to preserve and
promote the art and craft of the book and the continued life of its traditional
forms of hand-manufacture. Stanford
Libraries is a co-sponsor of the Codex Fair; Stanford (and other) students with
ID will be admitted at a discounted rate of $5. For more information, click here.
The Stanford Libraries and our supporters will be well
represented at these two events. We look
forward to seeing you there.
"All of this I have Seen": Leigh Ortenburger, Mountaineer & Photographer is being shown in the Peterson Gallery until March 29. Stanford alumnus and mathematician Leigh Ortenburger climbed and photographed for more than forty years in the world's greatest mountain ranges. His classic guidebook, A Climber's Guide to the Teton Range, is now in its third edition. Ortenburger's extensive knowledge of the terrain equipped him to play a key role in the rescue of two climbers trapped on the North Face of the Grand Teton in 1967. Together with fellow climber Irene Beardsley, whom he met through the student-run Stanford Alpine Club in the 1950s, he raised a family in Palo Alto. He died October 20, 1991, in the firestorm that swept the Oakland, California hills.
The exhibition focuses on Ortenburger's black-and-white photographs of the Cordillera Blanca range in Peru, including a twenty-foot panoramic view of the upper Quebrada Alpamayo assembled from eight 4×5 negatives in the collection, now housed in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Also on display are manuscripts, correspondence, and memorabilia related to Ortenburger's mountaineering career. In conjunction with the exhibition, the Libraries has published a companion book of photographs and tributes, Leigh Ortenburger in the Thin, Cold Air, commemorating the gift of Ortenburger's papers to the Libraries in 2005 by his daughters, Carolyn and Teresa Ortenburger. To order, click here. For more information about the exhibit, click here.
Notable canines in Stanford history include Kaiser, a Great Dane of Viennese lineage who belonged to the Stanford family; Jock, an Old English Sheepdog whose intelligence and devotion is the subject of letters and photographs in the papers of the university's first president, David Starr Jordan; Trooper, a German Shepherd who underwent successful heart surgery at Stanford Medical Center in 1966; Alice, a Border Collie who has held an honorary position as "lead dog" of the team at HighWire Press since the mid-1990s; and Oscar, a black-and-white shorthair who in the 1970s became a poster dog representing the dubious right of his species to roam free on campus. A similar problem involving the proliferation of non-neutered abandoned cats on campus led to the founding of the Stanford Cat Network, which became a nationwide model for humane control of feral cat populations, and celebrates its twentieth anniversary this year. For more information, click here.
"All of this I have seen": Leigh Ortenburger, Mountaineer & Photographer, through March 29 in Green Library’s Peterson Gallery.
Notable Campus Canines (with a nod to cats): Stories from the Stanford University Archives, through March 29 in Green Library's Munger Rotunda. Click here for details.
-Templeton Peck Memorial Fund (in Journalism)
-Book Fairs 2009
Fiction as History: The Black Death, Tuesday, January 27, 4:30-6:30, Bender Room, Green Library.
Professor John Hatcher will discuss his new book, The Black Death: A Personal History. Please email Sonia Lee if you would like to attend.
Death and the Maiden: From Chaucer To Pearl Jam. Judith M. Bennett, Professor of History, University of Southern California. Thursday, January 29, 7:00-9:00, Pigott Hall (Bldg. 260), Room 113. Click here for details.
Upcoming Stanford Historical Society Events
Reflections on Latinos at Stanford
Over Three Decades, Albert Camarillo,
Forthcoming from the Stanford University Press
Global California: Rising to the
Cosmopolitan Challenge, by Abraham F. Lowenthal
SULAIR in the News
Google hopes to open a trove of little-seen books