Lathrop Library | Saroyan Prize | Punk Posters
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ReMix: The Stanford University Libraries Newsletter
    August 2014 – Issue 79
 


Lathrop Library to Open September 15

A comfortable reading room in Stanford's new Lathrop Library will beckon students when it opens Sept. 15, just in time for New Student Orientation. Photo credit: L.A. Cicero
 
Lathrop Library will be the new home of the East Asia Library and other units previously housed in Meyer Library. The four-story building is filled with seminar rooms and classrooms equipped with state-of-the art technology designed to enhance teaching and learning.


Saroyan Prize Announced

Margalit Fox, left, photo credit: Ivan Farkas; Kiese Laymon, right, photo credit: Emma Redden
 
Every two years, Stanford awards the Saroyan Prize for International Writing to encourage emerging writers in nonfiction and fiction. This year's winners are Margalit Fox, left, and Kiese Laymon, right.


Our Unrivaled Punk Posters

Posters in Stanford's collection of punk rock art, housed in Green Library, reflect the Bay Area's musical and cultural history of the 1970s and '80s. (Photo: Veronica Marian)
 
Stanford's new archive of 1,400 punk posters for legendary 1980s San Francisco bands offers an unmatched and colorful source for research.


News & Views

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Digipalooza 2014: Cultural Heritage Imaging Professionals Conference ... Photographs and Photograms ... Chinese Railroad Workers ... Aldous Huxley's Sketchbook ... Electronic Music ... American Libraries Direct ... and other news.


Exhibits & Events

Surrounded by press and supporters during a break in the Meredith March Against Fear, Martin Luther King Jr. shakes hands with civil rights activist and Mississippi leader Annie Devine. Canton, Mississippi, 1966 (detail). Photograph by Bob Fitch; copyright Stanford University Libraries.
 
Upcoming exhibition: Movements for Change: The Bob Fitch Photography Archive at Stanford Libraries features photographs of key moments in American civil rights history and farm worker organizing of the 1960s and 1970s by Watsonville, California photographer Bob Fitch.
 

 
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