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  • Dragnet! A Musical Controversy

    June 2, 2020
    By Nora Ramsey, Reference Assistant Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995), whose papers are held at SCRC, was a Hungarian-American composer known for his dramatic film scores. His career in Hollywood gained him tremendous fame: Rózsa received 17 Oscar nominations and won the award three times for his music for the films Spellbound (1945), A Double Life (1947) and ...

  • May Wrap Up

    May 26, 2020
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor May marks the one-year anniversary of SCRC’s first blog post, which went live just over a year ago, on May 7, 2019. We’ve been posting weekly ever since! Take a look back at our first post below: https://library-blog.syr.edu/scrc/2019/05/07/hello-world-2-2/ All month long, we’ve been celebrating National Photography Month through our ...

  • An Incomplete History of the Inn Complete

    May 19, 2020
    By Isabel McCullough, Reference Assistant In my work as a Reference Assistant at SCRC, I answer a lot of reference questions about University history. This was especially true last year as everyone was preparing for SU’s sesquicentennial this spring. One of my favorite projects from sesquicentennial preparations was researching the Inn Complete and the history of ...

  • New Acquisition: Rare 19th Century Photograph Album Featuring African Americans

    May 12, 2020
    May is National Photography Month. Over the course of this month, we will be highlighting special collections and University Archives materials that specifically relate to the history of photography. This week, we highlight a new photography acquisition in a post by our Chief Curator. By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator The Special Collections Research Center is excited ...

  • Charles Eisenmann’s Circus Photography and the Cartes de visite Collection

    May 5, 2020
    May is National Photography Month. Over the course of this month, we will be highlighting special collections and University Archives materials that specifically relate to the history of photography. This week, we highlight a research post from one of our graduate student workers. By Aisha Pierre, Reference Assistant As a museum studies grad student, I have partaken ...

  • April Wrap Up

    April 28, 2020
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor Today marks six weeks since SCRC and SU Libraries moved to online operations. April, however, has been the first full month that staff members have worked remotely, and it certainly changes the way our department typically functions. Updates on past and upcoming public events and news of newly ...

  • New Sesquicentennial Digital Exhibition: A Legacy of Leadership

    April 21, 2020
    By Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn, Pan Am 103 Archivist and Assistant University Archivist University Archives and Special Collections Research Center staff have been working on several projects throughout this academic year to commemorate the University’s sesquicentennial. Among these are exhibitions of various sizes, both onsite and digital, including 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University, curated by University ...

  • An Artist in Pictures: Photographs of Grace Hartigan

    April 14, 2020
    By Tiffany Miller, Reference Assistant I am a process artist. You start off with an idea and then ideas keep coming as you’re creating and eventually the painting tells you what it wants . . . I paint things that I’m against to try to make them wonderful very often, to give them the magic they ...

  • A Century of Syroco

    April 7, 2020
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor I work in SCRC’s Public Services department and, by far, the collection that we receive the most questions about is one of our smallest. Less than one linear foot, the Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco) Collection consists of two document boxes and a handful of product catalogs, ...

  • March Wrap Up

    March 31, 2020
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor In Syracuse, we hope that the old proverb, “March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb,” will prove true when it comes to winter weather. This year, however, the expression takes on a different meaning. The March SCRC had planned for, complete with events for celebrating ...