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  • A Perfect Recipe for Conservation

    June 16, 2020

    By David Stokoe, Associate Librarian, Conservator of Rare Books and Paper In 2008, SCRC acquired a manuscript cookbook written in French and containing no named author or title. The contents were immediately identifiable as a mixture of diary entries and recipes probably written in the early 1880’s.  The book came to be known as the “French Chef’s ...

  • “Durable and Elegant”: Mary Edwards Walker and Dress Reform

    June 9, 2020

    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor “Dr. Mary Walker may be eccentric, but she is no fool. On election day, she offered her vote in Oswego; and it was refused on account of her sex. A bystander remarked that, if Mary was allowed to vote, ‘they might as well dress up all their women-folks ...

  • Dragnet! A Musical Controversy

    June 2, 2020

    By Nora Ramsey, Reference Assistant Miklós Rózsa (1907-1995), whose papers are held at SCRC, was a Hungarian-American composer known for his dramatic film scores. His career in Hollywood gained him tremendous fame: Rózsa received 17 Oscar nominations and won the award three times for his music for the films Spellbound (1945), A Double Life (1947) and ...

  • May Wrap Up

    May 26, 2020

    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor May marks the one-year anniversary of SCRC’s first blog post, which went live just over a year ago, on May 7, 2019. We’ve been posting weekly ever since! Take a look back at our first post below: https://library-blog.syr.edu/scrc/2019/05/07/hello-world-2-2/ All month long, we’ve been celebrating National Photography Month through our ...

  • An Incomplete History of the Inn Complete

    May 19, 2020

    By Isabel McCullough, Reference Assistant In my work as a Reference Assistant at SCRC, I answer a lot of reference questions about University history. This was especially true last year as everyone was preparing for SU’s sesquicentennial this spring. One of my favorite projects from sesquicentennial preparations was researching the Inn Complete and the history of ...

  • New Acquisition: Rare 19th Century Photograph Album Featuring Black Americans

    May 12, 2020

    May is National Photography Month. Over the course of this month, we will be highlighting special collections and University Archives materials that specifically relate to the history of photography. This week, we highlight a new photography acquisition in a post by our Chief Curator. By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator The Special Collections Research Center is excited ...

  • Charles Eisenmann’s Circus Photography and the Cartes de visite Collection

    May 5, 2020

    May is National Photography Month. Over the course of this month, we will be highlighting special collections and University Archives materials that specifically relate to the history of photography. This week, we highlight a research post from one of our graduate student workers. By Aisha Pierre, Reference Assistant As a museum studies grad student, I have partaken ...

  • April Wrap Up

    April 28, 2020

    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor Today marks six weeks since SCRC and SU Libraries moved to online operations. April, however, has been the first full month that staff members have worked remotely, and it certainly changes the way our department typically functions. Updates on past and upcoming public events and news of newly ...

  • New Sesquicentennial Digital Exhibition: A Legacy of Leadership

    April 21, 2020

    By Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn, Pan Am 103 Archivist and Assistant University Archivist University Archives and Special Collections Research Center staff have been working on several projects throughout this academic year to commemorate the University’s sesquicentennial. Among these are exhibitions of various sizes, both onsite and digital, including 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University, curated by University ...

  • An Artist in Pictures: Photographs of Grace Hartigan

    April 14, 2020

    By Tiffany Miller, Reference Assistant I am a process artist. You start off with an idea and then ideas keep coming as you’re creating and eventually the painting tells you what it wants . . . I paint things that I’m against to try to make them wonderful very often, to give them the magic they ...