Wednesday, December 14, 2011

History of Black Student Liberation Front & OSAD

From a writer in the college advancement office. We have a file in RG/30/7/fc of old Stylus articles etc.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Drake II, construction photos

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

Event planners

Was invited a while back to meet with some event planners who are helping the college with the big upcoming fundraising campaign. Talked with them recently about the college's history, traditions...

Dance archives

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

Alumni info

Email request for two alumni, from "long time ago." Found them in the 1917 history/alumni listing book, classes of 1913 & 1914, Olive Boughton & Maria McCarthy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Construction Fund photos

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

Brockport Post

Question came to another librarian about this. There is an index online covering a few years that Mary Jo Gigliotti did, and then the full text is in microfilm, 1973-2006, when it ceased publication.

History of Intramural recreation

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?