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  • 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 ...

  • Q&A with SCRC’s New Director Petrina Jackson

    July 2, 2019
    Petrina Jackson, SCRC’s new director 1. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your new role in the Special Collections Research Center? I am from Cleveland, Ohio, home of Lake Erie and part of the “North Coast” of America. I am a hopeful Cleveland sports fan with a great appreciation for an underdog story. As the ...

  • June News Wrap Up

    June 25, 2019
    By Colleen Theisen, Chief Curator In case you missed it, here is the monthly news wrap up with links to all the latest: June 3, 2019. Petrina Jackson arrived to serve as the new director of the Special Collections Research Center June 11, 2019. Congratulations to our three SCRC staff members on their promotions! June 23, 2019. Announcing our ...

  • 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 ...