Lane News

Notes from the History Center


The Stanford Medical History Center in Lane Library recently received some valuable acquisitions. Of particular interest is a collection of personal papers of Elias Samuel Cooper, founder of what eventually became the Stanford University Medical School. This accession is the result of a series of negotiations with the California Historical Society, which previously held the collection.

Other recent acquisitions include donations of rare books, including gifts of 21 books from Margaret Miller, 43 books from the family of Richard K. Richards, and 8 books donated by Edward H. Wilson in honor of John Ford Fluhmann and Charles Frederic Fluhmann.

Over the summer, intern Elena Wilensky created metadata for nearly 200 rare historic foreign theses a valuable contribution to our ongoing effort to more fully describe our historical materials, making them more available to scholars everywhere.

September 30, 2011 1:52 PM