Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Old yearbook seekers

A couple stopped by and were hoping they could get a '64 and a '67 yearbook. I had extras and gave them copies, they were very happy to see them. They were both '67 grads; the husband was the brother of Wayne Arnold, who used to be head of local history at Rundel, I knew him when I was getting started here.

Community engagement - local history

Have been working with local history folks to craft a libguide that will have information about and links to the various webpages, finding aids I am adding to the Digital Commons etc. Just this morning I uploaded a finding aid to local history collections at the Seymour Library.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Wrestling video

'63 grad inquiring about film footage of a wrestling tournament in the mid-60s. I didn't find it unfortunately. The problem is that much of the film, video and other footage that was shot in the '60s,'70s and '80s did not survive the dissolution of the former "ECC," the Educational Communications Center. It was the big umbrella organization that held Brockport TV, AV etc., and when it was broken up into its various components in the early '90s a lot of material was just thrown out...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Class of 1918

The post in the Daily Eagle about the graduating class of a century ago, the Class of 1918, was popular, I got 5 or 6 emails about it. One was from a woman who works at the college, and her grandmother was in that class, from Pittsford. I emailed her the full class photo with her grandmother (Cecelia Kates) in it. I also mentioned that NY Historic Newspapers had a number of mentions of her grandmother in the old Fairport Herald.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

"Birds eye view" of Brockport in 1880

I scanned the 1880 "aerial" or birds eye map we have of Brockport and put in DC. Had to crop slightly, posted in FB, have someone who wants to see the sliver cut off on left, will scan and send to them.

History of Rugby team

From an alum, member of team in early years, who believes they will be coming up on a 50th anniversary in 2020 or 2021. Will dig a bit, see what I have, they want to come visit, and will share about Stylus online, see what photos I have...

Local historians

Met with several local history folks this past week, representing the Village of Brockport, Morgan Manning House, Town of Sweden and the Town of Clarkson. I did double duty, representing the Brockport Community Museum and the college special collections. I had made a libguide that all can use to make it clearer for researchers who has what, contact information etc. Will be updating per people's suggestions, and linking to some finding aids they have supplied which I am putting in Digital Commons.