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Connecting through the Collections

University Campus colored drawing postcard

Posted on April 21, 2021, 10:41 a.m.

Transcribing papers from the William Safire Papers and creating metadata for videos in the Inside Albany Records.

Our Day Will Come: Black Pop Music in the Sixties

Ruby and the Romantics

Posted on April 14, 2021, 10:50 a.m.

The African American Musicians Photograph Collection is a display of purchasing a collection with limited contextual information

Inside SCRC | Belfer Audio Archive with Jim Meade

three old record players

Posted on March 26, 2021, 1 p.m.

The acoustic recording equipment used to record and play wax cylinders.

Maija Grotell: Revolutionary Craft in 20th Century America

maija grotell banner

Posted on March 25, 2021, 10:58 a.m.

The “Mother of American Ceramics,” Maija Grotell was a prolific and influential ceramist and educator.

Inside SCRC | Cartoon, Pulp Lit, and Sci-Fi Collections

Petrina Jackson standing in front of SCRC reading room

Posted on March 20, 2021, 4 p.m.

Sharing a diverse range of historical materials from Cartoon, Pulp Lit and Sci-fi collections

Lubin House History

female standing in front of table with materials from archives

Posted on March 12, 2021, 10 a.m.

History of the Lubin House in New York.

Pieces of Puerto Rico: Plastics and Protest

workers in Puerto Rico

Posted on March 11, 2021, 4:01 p.m.

The Branchell Company background included within the Edward Hellmich Papers.

"This is not a woman who composes, but a composer who is a woman."

Black L’Enjoleuse (GC-5557) record with gold writing

Posted on March 3, 2021, 2:45 p.m.

Cécile Chaminade recorded seven compositions for the Gramophone and Typewriter Company.

Inside SCRC | Abolitionist Materials

black woman wearing mask standing next to materials from archives

Posted on Feb. 22, 2021, 4 p.m.

Petrina Jackson spotlights anti-slavery and abolitionist collection items.

Researching Stenogravures, Crystopal and Armand Winfield

Blue-green sample of Crystopal. Plastics Artifacts Collection.

Posted on Feb. 17, 2021, 7:12 p.m.

Stenogravures are very strong and are akin to stone carvings

Reconstructing Racial Equality in Syracuse

Description of CORE from the first issue of their newsletter “In the Wind.”

Posted on Feb. 10, 2021, 7 p.m.

Syracuse’s Interstate 81 has played a major role in the racial, social, and economic landscape of the city.

75 Years of Benjamin Spock’s Common Sense Parenting

Spock talking with a patient at the health center. Benjamin Spock and Mary Morgan Papers.

Posted on Feb. 3, 2021, 6:32 p.m.

2021 marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of the first edition of Benjamin Spock’s Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care.

Marcel Breuer auf Deutsch

A handwritten digitized Breuer letter in German that proved hard to read when I first opened it. Marcel Breuer Papers.

Posted on Jan. 14, 2021, 4:08 p.m.

Letters from the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive.

Inside SCRC | World War I American Red Cross Posters

poster illustration of person wearing red cross uniform with arm around another person

Posted on Jan. 14, 2021, 3 p.m.

World War I-era American Red Cross posters

Animals in the Stacks

Ink drawings of whales with the unit of measurement “barrels,” in this case oil. Barzillai Pease Journals.

Posted on Jan. 6, 2021, 6:41 p.m.

Inspired by the Getty Collection, materials from our archives for animals within our own collection.

2020 Year in Review

A happay new century to you

Posted on Dec. 23, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

As we reach the end of a decidedly unprecedented and unusual year, let’s look back on some of the topics we researched, discussed, and discovered in SCRC’s collections this year.

Inside SCRC | Pan Am Flight 103 Archives: Shannon Davis

handwritten postcard

Posted on Dec. 18, 2020, 2 p.m.

Postcard, written by Shannon Davis, victim of the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster, detailing her travels.

Tempering Virtue, Prohibiting Vice

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Posted on Dec. 17, 2020, 4:16 p.m.

When the Volstead Act came into effect on January 17, 1920, it ushered in a 13-year period where alcohol’s production, sale, and distribution was prohibited by constitutional law.

In the Beginning of the Year and When it Ends: Memorials to Pan Am Flight 103

Garden of Remembrance

Posted on Dec. 9, 2020, 2:24 p.m.

December 21 will mark the 32nd anniversary of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland that killed 270 individuals from 21 countries.

Hail Librarians!: Reflecting on SU Library Service

Students studying in Carnegie Library

Posted on Dec. 2, 2020, 3:18 p.m.

“Hail, Librarians, holders o’ the golden keys!”, wrote poet Frank Elijah Dudley in 1955.

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