Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Archives Fair

This event is tomorrow, in Rochester. Each participating archive is at a table, the theme is novel/interesting/spooky things you may have. I am bringing a table display on the campus ghosts, giving a 10 minute talk on them...

Class of '67

Completed scanning various docs and images, created slideshow, sent via Dropbox to Advancement to use at the luncheon etc.

"Purlie"

Musical done here late '80s. Someone looking for playbills, images etc. Had to say was so busy right now it might take a bit to search for this, but would get back to them asap.

Interns update

Much activity with the four interns, so busy couldn't even finish this the other day! Have four, 3 credit interns, each doing great work. Some have projects where they can go along pretty independently much of the time, but even they need me to spend some time with them, and others are doing things that can call for me to spend a few hours or more in a week with them.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

History of Hartwell Society

A '67 grad playing a role in this year's induction of her class contacted Alumni Affairs about the Hartwell Society, what the background to it is etc. I responded, sharing some history, that it started in 1994 with the induction of the Class of 1944, that Peg Hare Browne '44 was the driving force behind it etc.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Modern Greek societies

Contact from Greek Office on campus. They're doing a 25th & 50th anniversary for a couple of the groups in late Nov., are looking for pics etc. I'll have to look, but off hand doubt I have much at all, not like files etc. There may be some pics in the Dusen photos, but none of the groups are listed in the index, I'll have to look in Stylus for events, dates, then surf the negatives as well as catching the Stylus pieces for use.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Homecoming history

Got a question about the history of homecoming here, and in particular did our homecoming start earlier than some other schools or...? Our started in 1947, our rivals at Geneseo started theirs in 1953, so that's good, lol. That was from checking the student newspapers in nyshistoricnewspapers.org.  The general story is that homecoming, from it's inception in the pre WWI era, was closely linked to college football, and Teachers Colleges generally didn't have much in the way of football teams until after WWII, when enrollments grew, especially of men.