By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator

February has been a very busy month in the Special Collections Research Center. From transcribe-a-thons to Black Arts Movement pop-up events, to very busy classroom spaces, our staff and researchers are on the move this month. Behind-the-scenes, we are grateful that February has an extra day we can use as we prepare to bring you a blockbuster March with a full line of events for the University’s official 150th birthday on March 24, and the Brodsky Conservation lecture and workshop. Take a moment to look back on February in this post.

Looking Back at February Events:

Friday, February 14, 2020: Frederick Douglass Day of Service Transcribe-a-thon, 12:00 – 3:00 pm, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library. Volunteers can sign up for a 30 minute slot to help transcribe Anna Julia Cooper’s papers

Volunteers have been hard at work today during the #DouglassDay transcribe-a-thon, digitally preserving the works of Anna Julia Cooper! More info: bit.ly/2SyoNMV

Posted by Syracuse University Libraries on Friday, February 14, 2020

Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Black Arts Movement Popup Exhibit, 5:15 – 6:15 pm, Hillyer Room (606 Bird Library). Pop up exhibit complementing the Humanities Center’s “Black Music and Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter” lecture.

Newly Processed Collections:

Highlights from Social Media:



Upcoming Public Events:

Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Black Arts Movement Popup Exhibit ENCORE, 5:15 – 6:15 pm, Hillyer Room (606 Bird Library).

Wednesday, March 24, 2020: Special Collections Research Center Celebrates Sesquicentennial, 10:00am – 4:00pm, (Bird Library 6th floor).

Upcoming Opportunities:

The Leap Year cartoon featured in the header for this post is from our Karl K. Knecht Papers (Karl K. Knecht Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries), which is part of the Special Collections Research Center’s manuscript collections.