In November, SCRC staff members attended conferences, contributed to sesquicentennial activities and public workshops.
If you visited the Reading Room the week of November 18th, you may have noticed some construction happening. The doors leading into SCRC’s Reading Room and Lemke classroom were renovated to improve accessibility in SCRC’s public spaces.
Finally, our University Archives team has been busy working to gather as much coverage of and information about the #notagainsu movement as possible, through the collection of photographs, documents, posters, social media content, media coverage, and University administration materials. The goal is to document and preserve this time for future generations and ensure all voices are included and preserved in the University Archives.
Recap of Public Events:
November 8, 2019: The Forever Orange Campaign launch event featured large display panels, including historical information and images compiled and provided by SCRC staff. Staff also arranged for the display of original historical items from the University Archives at one of the event venues, which two staff members also attended to answer questions and engage with guests.
During launch of the historic Forever Orange campaign on Friday, Syracuse University Archives staff proudly displayed…
November 12-16, 2019: SCRC’s Media Preservation Archivist, Iva Roleva-Peneva, attended the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Annual Conference conference in Baltimore, MD.
November 13, 2019: Visiting researcher Dr. Sumathi Ramaswamy of Duke University gave a public lecture titled “Gandhi in the Gallery: The Art of Disobedience”, discussing India’s modern artists who have turned to the Mahātma as their muse.
November 15, 2019: Visiting researcher Dr. Sumathi Ramaswamy of Duke University held a workshop titled Through American Eyes: The Mahatma and Margaret Bourke-White, using materials from SCRC’s Margaret Bourke-White Papers in her presentation.
Newly processed collections:
- Special Collections. Works Progress Administration (WPA) Phonodisc Collection; Margaret Embree Photograph Album, WWII local history; Harry Emerson Wildes Papers, American sociologist and political advisor; Edward Hellmich Papers, plastics businessman; La Coppa d’Oro [The Golden Cup] Manuscript, opera libretto; Amsterdam map [facsimile].
- University Archives. Syracuse University Student Government Collection, University Records; Syracuse University Buildings and Grounds Collection, University Records, reference material processed; Clifford Strait Papers, SU alumni; Franklin E. Morris Papers, SU music faculty.
A Highlight From Social Media: