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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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