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 Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial (and official 150th birthday!) on March 24, and the Brodsky Conservation Lecture and Workshop on March 25 and 26, has drastically shifted, in the wake of the COVID-19 national emergency. Public events have been postponed, and we are ending March on a quieter note, as Syracuse University and SCRC shift to operating remotely.
Looking Back at February & March Events:
Wednesday, February 26, 2020: Black Arts Movement Popup Exhibit ENCORE, 5:15 – 6:15 pm, Hillyer Room (606 Bird Library). Popup exhibit complementing the Humanities Center’s “Black Music and Black Power in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter” lecture. Check out SCRC’s blog post here.
Friday, March 6, 2020: Unfaithful Mini-Seminar with Carol Faulkner, 10:00 am-12:00 pm, Lemke Seminar Room (Bird Library). Mini-seminar led by Professor of History and Associate Dean Carol Faulkner, discussing her recent book, “Unfaithful: Love, Adultery, and Marriage Reform in Nineteenth-Century America.” Check out SCRC’s “Unfaithful” book review here.
Newly Processed Collection:
- University Archives. Alpha Phi Omega Phi Chapter Collection, co-educational national service fraternity.
Highlight from Social Media:
Upcoming Public Events:
Brodsky Lecture Series Postponed: Anna Laganà from The Getty Conservation Institute will be speaking on “The Conservation of Plastics in Museum Collections: a challenging path” at a later date. Please check our Brodsky Series page to learn more about past speakers and workshops.
2020 SCRC Faculty Fellows Program Deadline Extended: SCRC has extended the deadline to Friday, April 17th at 5 p.m. for two faculty fellows interested in providing students with an opportunity to handle, analyze, and interpret SCRC’s primary source materials in their classes.
Happy Birthday, SU!
If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate the big 1-5-0 with SU, check out this roundup of sesquicentennial coverage:
- 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University: A Digital Exhibition: SCRC’s digital exhibition in celebration of Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial, featuring many of the same artifacts from our onsite exhibit, is available online here.
- Forever Orange: A Conversation with Rick Burton and Scott Pitoniak: The SU publication, “Forever Orange: The Story of Syracuse University,” is filled with photographs and research from SCRC’s University Archives collections.
- The Orange in National Orange Day: And, if you didn’t catch our blog post on the SU school colors the first time around, Meg Mason leads the discussion here as well.
- Finally, we’ll let the 1970s music and campus footage featured in the video below, posted by SCRC’s University Archives Facebook page, play us out:
The postcard featured in the header image of this post is from our Syracuse University Postcard Collection (Syracuse University Postcard Collection, University Archives, Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries). This collection is part of our University Archives collections.