August 2020 Wrap Up
by Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor
As August draws to a close and we look to the start of a very unusual fall semester, it’s a good time to look back on some of the projects of this past spring and summer.
Digital Projects Counter
Working remotely has given SCRC staff, students, and Bird Library employees an opportunity to work through several digital description and transcription projects. Our current “digital object” count for each of these projects listed below. And, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out our student blog posts related to the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive and the Street & Smith Dime Novels:
Marcel Breuer Digital Archive (objects transcribed):
- Drafts done: 1013
- Reviewed: 31
- Completed: 335 (548 individual pages)
Street & Smith Dime Novels (objects described):
- Drafts done: 144
- Reviewed: 5
- Completed: 35
William Safire Papers (objects transcribed):
- Drafts done: 98
- Reviewed: 12
- Completed: 55
ABC Company Records (objects described):
- Drafts done: 114
Call for Submissions
A reminder that the Syracuse University Archives is seeking to record and preserve the personal responses of Syracuse University students, faculty, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
August Blog Roundup
Thanks to some Twitter feed digging among several archivists, Ying Li’s history has been further filled in. She was a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), rather than MIT, as our August post had initially posited.
Check out our blog post about Ying Li and the other SCRC blog posts from the month of August below:
- An Unfinished End: Ying Li and the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive by Breeann Austin, Curatorial Instruction Assistant
- “What Then Shall We Say About Croton?”: Attempts to Integrate Syracuse City Schools by Dane Flansburgh, Assistant Archivist
- “Lifting as we climb”: Mary Church Terrell and the 19th Amendment by Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor
The image featured in the header of this post is from our Syracuse University Photograph Collection (Syracuse University Photograph Collection, University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries), part of the Special Collections Research Center’s University Archives collections.