By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator
September and October are the busiest months of the year for classroom visits in the Special Collections Research Center. Pictured above, a group of students from James Watts’ HNR 340 class taking a look at plates from Description de l’Egypte, printed from 1808-1829, which is one of the largest books in SCRC.
New Exhibit Opened:
Sept 14, 2019. “A Legacy of Leadership: The Chancellors and Presidents of Syracuse University,” which was curated by Vanessa St. Oegger-Menn, is now on display in the first floor exhibition case in Bird Library.
Ehon fuji no yukari: Illustrated selection of poems from the Tale of Genji with woodcuts by Mitsunobu Hasegawa from 1751.
Recap of Public Events:
Sept 5, 2019. Hosted “150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University” exhibit opening reception. The exhibition continues through the spring semester.
Sept 6, 2019. Hosted a Preservation Fair for alumni as part of Orange Central weekend.
Sept 7, 2019. Hosted alumni exhibition tours as part of Orange Central weekend.
Newly processed collections and additions:
The University Archives is pleased to announce that Chancellor Flint and Chancellor Graham’s records and papers have been newly processed as part of Syracuse University’s Sesquicentennial celebration!
- Chancellor Charles W. Flint Records, 1910-1936.
- Chancellor William P. Graham Records, 1936-1942.
- William P. Graham Papers, 1885-1958.
Other newly processed collections:
- University Archives. Robert Iversen Papers, faculty and staff; John Western Papers, faculty and staff; Harold Fisher Brooks II Papers, alumni; George H. Reeve Photographs, alumni; Eleanor A. Ludwig Papers, alumni.
- Special Collections. Thomas Szasz Papers, Hungarian-American psychiatrist and scholar; Albert Leffingwell Home Recordings, wax cylinder home recordings; Almeda C. Vickery Papers, daughter of American missionaries; Citizenship grant, Bologna.
- Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives. Robert Gerard Fortune Family Papers, Pan Am Flight 103 victim; Memorial Cairn at Arlington National Cemetery Records.
Mentions in the News:
Sept 3, 2019. ‘150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University’ showcases student memorabilia