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  • American and Soviet “Truth”: Pravda in Special Collections

    September 10, 2019
    By Natasha Bishop, Reference Assistant SCRC is home to the collections of many prominent twentieth-century American cartoonists and journalists, some of whose works deal with one of the century’s most omnipresent forces: the Soviet Union. Three of these figures, Communist activist Earl Browder and political cartoonists Bill Crawford and Don Wright, engaged with the Soviet Communist ...

  • 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University

    September 3, 2019
    By Meg Mason, University Archivist On March 24, 1870, the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University signed the University charter and certificate of incorporation. Over the next few years, the College of Liberal Arts was founded, classes began, the first Commencement was held, the first Chancellor was inaugurated, and the University’s first building, the Hall of ...

  • August News Wrap Up

    August 29, 2019
    By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator August was a busy month in the Special Collections Research Center with many of our staff traveling to the Society of American Archivists conference in Austin, Texas, and IDEAL ’19: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility in Libraries & Archives in Columbus, Ohio. Interns and student workers hurried to finish summer ...

  • Andre Norton: Creator and Guardian of Fantastic Worlds

    August 20, 2019
    Student workers join the Special Collections Research Center over the summer to work on focused projects and internships. For the month of August we will be highlighting student work and student research projects from summer 2019. This week, we highlight a research post from one of our graduate student workers. By Jana Rosinski, Curatorial Assistant Syracuse University Libraries ...

  • Voices from Attica

    August 13, 2019
    Student workers join the Special Collections Research Center over the summer to work on focused projects and internships. For the month of August we will be highlighting student work and student research projects from summer 2019. This week, we highlight a research post from one of our public services graduate student workers. By Chris Barnes, Public Services ...

  • A Perfect Pair of Graduate Student Summer Projects

    August 6, 2019
    Student workers  join the Special Collections Research Center over the summer to work on focused projects and internships. For the month of August we will be highlighting student work and student research projects from summer 2019. This week, we highlight a pair of graduate students working in our Belfer Audio Archive on digitization and audio ...

  • July News Wrap Up

    July 30, 2019
    By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator June and July in the Special Collections Research Center change pace as many of our staff travel for professional development opportunities. SCRC staff have recently represented Syracuse University at the Association for Recorded Sound Conference, the American Library Association’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section conference, and The Society of American Archivists ...

  • Virtual Plastic: SCRC as Creative Laboratory

    July 23, 2019
    By Courtney Asztalos, Plastics and Historical Artifacts Curator During the academic year of 2018-2019, Jacob Riddle, a faculty member of Transmedia and the School of Art, and I partnered with his Digital Fabrication and Transmedia courses.  The goal was for students to create 3D prints and VR sculptures utilizing SCRC’s Plastics Artifacts Collection. We accomplished this by ...

  • New Acquisition: Jantzen Swimwear Advertising Portfolio

    July 16, 2019
    What is the value of a new acquisition? Curators must consider how new items fit into already existing collections and why a new piece is relevant and worthwhile to add. SCRC’s recent acquisition of a portfolio of Jantzen Swimwear advertising photographs from the 1930s and 1940s features 111 silver gelatin prints of swimwear from this ...

  • Blake’s Prints: 1789 Songs of Innocence by William Blake

    July 9, 2019
    By Sheridan Bishoff, Public Services Assistant I am an Art History graduate student at Syracuse University, so it is always an exhilarating experience to stumble upon a work of art while working in the Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries. SCRC holds a diverse group of rare books, including a 1789 edition of William ...