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Archive for July, 2012

The Local History I Never Knew

Friday, July 27th, 2012

As I enter my third year here at SCRC, I’m discovering just how much I’m learning about the city of Syracuse’s history through interacting with our collections. True, we are not a traditional local history institution like a historical society, local museum, or local public library, but we do have a significant amount of Syracuse-related material. Today I’d […]

William Safire: Biographical History

Friday, July 20th, 2012

by Amber Moore, Safire Project Archivist William Lewis Safire was born on December 17, 1929, in New York, NY, to thread merchant Oliver C. and his wife Ida Panish Safir.  (He later added the “e” to his name to help with pronunciation). He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science, a specialized high school […]