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"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

parker banner

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.

November 2020 Wrap Up: Native American Heritage Month

SUA Onondagan

Posted on Nov. 25, 2020, 6:50 p.m.

Researching Audrey “Gonwaiahhih” Shenandoah.

Survival Kit: Provisions for your Research Journey Exhibit Interview

The windows in the Plastics Pioneers Reading Room

Posted on Nov. 18, 2020, 2:54 p.m.

The Edwin F. Bushman Papers are part of the Special Collections Research Center’s manuscript collections.

Inside SCRC | Jack Kerouac in the Belfer Audio Archives

black and white photo of Village Vanguard club

Posted on Nov. 16, 2020, 1 p.m.

Record/recordings featuring Jack Kerouac from the Beat Generation, housed in Belfer Audio Archive.

World War II Veterans at Syracuse University

Yearbook photo of the Women’s Veterans Association from the 1950 Onondagan. Syracuse University Yearbook Collection.

Posted on Nov. 12, 2020, 1:39 p.m.

Archives holds documentation of the dramatic influx of veterans on campus right after World War II.

Inside SCRC | Artists Diego Rivera and Carlos Cortez

black and white of male artist on left in front of blown-up painting behind him

Posted on Nov. 4, 2020, 4 p.m.

Review of materials from Special Collections Research Center. A close look at what the artwork of artists Diego Rivera and Carlos Cortez tell us.

Inside SCRC | 1918 Influenza

old daily orange newspaper from 1918

Posted on Oct. 21, 2020, 4 p.m.

Meg Mason, University Archivist, explores a 1918 edition of the Daily Orange documenting the effects of the 1918 influenza outbreak on Syracuse University campus.

October 2020 Wrap Up

bat banner

Posted on Oct. 21, 2020, 1:06 p.m.

Collections materials featuring Halloween and election season.

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