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George Fisk Comfort and the Museums Are Not Neutral Movement: Museum History at SCRC

George Fisk Comfort, seated in art gallery, undated.

Posted on Oct. 14, 2020, 5:14 p.m.

George Fisk Comfort (1833 – 1910) was a liberal arts scholar and museum founder from Berkshire, NY.

Architecture Facing the New Reality: What Can We Learn?

Photo from California Academy of Sciences. Landscape with green trees in foreground, mountains and town in background.

Posted on Oct. 7, 2020, 3:07 p.m.

The impact of COVID 19 on architects.

Printing the Middle Ages: A Renaissance Edition of Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard banner

Posted on Oct. 6, 2020, 5:23 p.m.

Renaissance edition of the works of Bernard of Clairvaux, printed in 1508 in Paris by Jehan Petit,

September 2020 Wrap Up: Banned Books Week

Posted on Sept. 29, 2020, 5:50 p.m.

Banned Books Week recommendations.

New to Researching?

screen shot of research guides

Posted on Sept. 28, 2020, 8:49 a.m.

Six tips to help you along the process!

Selling the Soapbox

The 1909 streetcar advertisement for Velvet Borax Flakes produced by the National Chemical Company located in Syracuse, N.Y. Lyall D. Squair Streetcar Advertisements Collection.

Posted on Sept. 23, 2020, 1:13 p.m.

History of soapbox labels.

Constitution Day

constitution document that reads "We the people..." and American flag behind it

Posted on Sept. 15, 2020, 2:35 p.m.

September 17th marks Constitution Day.

Adjusting the Lens

Exterior view of Hall of Languages, 1886.

Posted on Sept. 1, 2020, 2:37 p.m.

Images in the Syracuse University Photograph Collection.

August 2020 Wrap Up

black and white photograph of SU campus early buildings

Posted on Aug. 28, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

Working through several digital description and transcription projects.

New PubMed: What’s Changed and How You Use it

PubMed Screen Shot

Posted on Aug. 20, 2020, 8:25 a.m.

PubMed interface has recently changed.

Lifting as we climb: Mary Church Terrell and the 19th Amendment

left side cartoon drawing of Mary Church Terrell and right side a posed photo of Mary Church Terrell

Posted on Aug. 18, 2020, 9:24 a.m.

100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting women in the United States the right to vote.

What Then Shall We Say About Croton?: Attempts to Integrate Syracuse City Schools

As part of an education initiative, Crusade for Opportunity regularly offered field trips for children in Syracuse neighborhoods. Here are four children sleeping on a bus after a CFO field trip to a local farm.

Posted on Aug. 11, 2020, 3:26 p.m.

Crusade for Opportunity (CFO), an anti-poverty organization based in Syracuse, NY, that existed during the 1960s.

COVID-19 Research Informs Libraries Practices

Employee at check out desk

Posted on Aug. 11, 2020, 7:59 a.m.

Due to the REALM project’s Test 4 Results, the Libraries has increased its materials quarantine period to six days.

An Unfinished End: Ying Li and the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

signature of Ying Li

Posted on Aug. 4, 2020, 5:18 p.m.

Marcel Breuer Digital Archive for SCRC. The Breuer Archive is the digital repository of archival materials relating to the twentieth-century architect, Marcel Breuer.

July 2020 Wrap Up

black and white photo of Adirondack Mountains and lake

Posted on July 31, 2020, 3:04 p.m.

By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor

30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

The cover of Christmas in Purgatory: A Photographic Essay on Mental Retardation by Burton Blatt, published in 1966.

Posted on July 27, 2020, 1:26 p.m.

Petrina Jackson, Director of SCRC

Traces of a Movement

Irene Castle appears on the cover of Picture-play magazine

Posted on July 14, 2020, 5:16 p.m.

Irene Castle was as an internationally-recognized ballroom dancer, silent film star, and one of the first celebrities with an eponymous fashion line.

Accessibility and Discoverability: Describing Street and Smith Cover Art

Cover of the 1895/1915 Street & Smith dime novel A deposit vault puzzle

Posted on July 7, 2020, 6:37 p.m.

Founded in 1855, Street & Smith was the largest publisher of pulp fiction and dime novels in the United States of its time.

June 2020 Wrap Up

drawing of red headed woman with floral wreath around her head looking up into night sky

Posted on June 30, 2020, 1:53 p.m.

By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor

Rehousing the American Book Company Illustrations

SCRC staff member Paul Barfoot at work in the impromptu photo lab

Posted on June 24, 2020, 1:35 p.m.

Massive preservation project of 17,000 plates used as textbook illustrations by the American Book Company.

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