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  • From Clay Tablet to Cyber Space: A Semester Full of Library and Archives History

    June 18, 2019
    By Sebastian Modrow, Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts The history of libraries or archives could easily fill a whole sequence of courses. During the 2019 spring semester, a group of 12 Library Science students from Syracuse University’s iSchool and their instructor set out (very ambitiously!) to cover the major developments of these two types of ...

  • My Year with Tolley

    June 11, 2019
    By Dane Flansburgh, Assistant Archivist For the last few years, the Syracuse University Archives has been steadily at work preparing some exciting exhibitions and programs to celebrate Syracuse University’s sesquicentennial. In conjunction with celebrating this monumental milestone, I have been busy processing collections that have significance to the University. The first and most significant of these ...

  • Stan and Jan Berenstains’ Lover Boy: Transitioning from Adult to Children’s Books

    June 4, 2019
    By L. Abby Houston, Graduate Assistant Stan and Jan Berenstain are famously known for their Berenstain Bears series of children’s books. SCRC’s Stan and Jan Berenstain Cartoons collection includes original artwork for some of their adult titles from 1950’s-1960’s including strips like Sister (1950’s) and All in the Family (1950’s) and book titles such as Flipsville Squaresville (1966), Call me ...

  • April/May SCRC News Wrap Up

    May 28, 2019
    In case you missed it, here is the monthly news wrap up with links to all the latest: May 22, 2019. Plastics and Historic Artifacts Curator Courtney Asztalos was featured as a “Bright Young Librarian” by Fine Books and Collections Magazine. May 16, 2019. The iSchool, College of Arts & Sciences and SCRC collaborated on “Art of Romanticism” ...

  • Vegetables for Victory

    May 23, 2019
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor Happy Summer! We’re celebrating the arrival of the warmer weather and the beginning of planting and gardening season in Syracuse with this patriotic image. World War I poster encouraging American citizens to plant gardens on the home front. One of Enright’s illustrated images in “Twinkle’s Enchantment” by Laura Bancroft This poster, ...

  • 2019 Brodsky Workshop: Textiles in the Archives

    May 14, 2019
    By Grace Wagner, Reading Room Access Services Supervisor When Deborah Lee Trupin pulled out a vacuum cleaner to demonstrate a common curatorial method of cleaning textiles, it became apparent that we were not in a standard conservation workshop. This demonstration was part of SCRC’s Brodsky Series for the Advancement of Library Conservation, an endowed program held ...

  • Hello World

    May 7, 2019
    Welcome to the new blog from Syracuse University’s Special Collections Research Center! Despite how that sounds it is in fact not 2009, but 2019. Why start a blog in 2019? Social media sites are perfect for quick updates and exciting photos of collection items, but space and context are not features that social media sites optimize ...