Stanford Libraries Provides Update on Silicon Valley Archives Project
In December 2018, the Stanford Libraries announced a transformative gift from the Harold C. and Marilyn A. Hohbach Foundation. This gift provides for renovation of Green Library’s East Wing, henceforth named Hohbach Hall, and endows the Silicon Valley Archives (SVA) as a permanent program of Stanford Libraries. Additionally, this October the Harold C. Hohbach Curator was established. Henry Lowood, the current curator of History of Science & Technology Collections and Film/Media Collections, will assume the newly named curatorship.
Two initiatives the Silicon Valley Archives launched this year are Medicine and Innovation: Oral Histories and Archive of Medical Technology, and Histories of African Americans in Silicon Valley. The Medicine and Innovation project grew out of conversations with Stanford professors and Byers Center for Biodesign co-directors Paul Yock and Thomas Krummel about the need to record, preserve and make available the largely untold story of the medical technology field.
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