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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.

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.

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.

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.

A Perfect Recipe for Conservation

Text block sewn on 2 tapes. French Chef’s Diary, Kay Shaw Nelson Papers.

Posted on June 16, 2020, 5:44 p.m.

Diary entries and recipes probably written in the early 1880’s.

Dragnet! A Musical Controversy

Miklos Rozsa

Posted on June 2, 2020, 2:27 p.m.

Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995), whose papers are held at SCRC, was a Hungarian-American composer known for his dramatic film scores.

May 2020 Wrap Up: National Photography Month

Posted on May 26, 2020, 1:53 p.m.

Celebrating National Photography Month through coverage of special collections and University Archives materials

An Incomplete History of the Inn Complete

Inn Complete

Posted on May 19, 2020, 1:34 p.m.

Even though the Inn Complete has only been in this location since the 1990’s (it was originally located in the Sky Barn), the structure has had a storied life over the last 100 years.

New Acquisition: Rare 19th Century Photograph Album Featuring Black Americans

“A selection of portraits from a 19th century photo album

Posted on May 12, 2020, 5 p.m.

The photo album contains 20 cabinet card albumen photographs of fashionably dressed well-off Black people from the late 19th century.

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