The Stanford University Libraries have picked up 2 truly awesome new collections recently:
- Phillip Zimbardo papers: In June, professor emeritus of psychology Philip Zimbardo, world renowned for the Stanford Prison Experiment, gave an extensive set of files, tapes and paraphernalia to the Stanford University Archives. We already hosted a terrific exhibit highlighting the 40th anniversary of the infamous Prison Experiment, combining physical artifacts with digital images, audio and video available online.
- Riverwalk Jazz: We are really “jazzed” about Jim Cullum’s Riverwalk Jazz program’s archives — including the 400 radio programs and a 700-page website with audio and video. Adding this to our Monterey Jazz Festival Collection “consolidates Stanford’s reputation for considerable clout in jazz.”
What I love about both these collections and our plans for them is that they reflect our dual commitment to continuing to build world-class physical collections, while aggressively exploiting digital technologies to provide enhanced access to the collections we acquire. We kinda rock!