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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.

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.

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