Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Heard from facilities, a planner for library rehab wants to visit archives, look at photos of Drake at time of construction. Didn't see much for actual construction, but many shots of empty building at time it was finished, the move into it etc.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Got a call from Dance dept secretary, they will have a student for this coming spring '12 who will be working on digitizing some of their photos etc. I said I can make available a scanner in archives, she could leave materials here while working, and that for file storage the best thing initially at least would be for them to get an external hard drive that could be attached to the one PC here.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Paul Tankel from Facilities called, a fellow from the SUNY Construction Fund is coming around, wanting to collect photos for a 50 year retrospective of their work he is doing. We have many of course, in RG20, 29, aerial photos in the map cases... The construction fund staffer is Geoffrey Hamburg He is working on a 50 year history of the fund and was looking for photographs documenting buildings they have constructed on the various campuses. He picked out a few photos, which I will scan for him, and will let me know more of what he wants via email.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Question from a rec & leisure student - am working with her. Interesting topic, in light of today's controversy over Penn State coach's abuse of kids, the power these people have. Intramural sports were seen in earlier years as an alternative or at least complement to intercollegiate sports, which even in the '20s were viewed as potentially corrupting - high coaching salaries etc. See the March 15, 1933 Stylus article for example. Intramural sports are also connected to history of women's sports - I believe all women's teams here were intramural until perhaps the '50s, and that it was something of a struggle to gain intercollegiate teams for them. Marilyn Colby, retired PE prof, told me something about that once, she was a coach here in the '60s - for volleyball?