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:

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.

Upcoming Opportunities:

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:

  • 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:

Happy National Orange Day! Although we can’t be together to celebrate Syracuse University's 150th birthday, you can still join the Archives in a long-distance dance party to celebrate what it means to be #4EverOrange. Our soundtrack for the day is the groovy tunes of this film of campus from the early 1970s, right around the time of our centennial. Here’s to the next 150 years, Orange family! #SU150

Posted by Syracuse University Archives on Monday, March 23, 2020

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.