Friday, January 20, 2012

Titles of a section of the school and the school itself

 A query as to the title of a section of the school, and the school itself: "As for your questions, I took 1975 as the mid-point, and at that time the college was divided into several "Faculties," e.g. the "Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation," of which Warren Fraleigh was dean. At that time the college's official name was: "State University of New York College at Brockport."

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Family info - transcripts

Came back from lunch, someone here looking for info on their dad who attended the school in 1931-32, but did not graduate. Pat M. had helped them find the Saga for that year, and in the 1890s-1940s transcripts I located his father's record for that year. Am going to scan and email to the patron; this is in preparation for what would have been his father's 100th birthday!

As an aside, on transcripts: I have several boxes of transcripts from the 1890s to the 1940s, I was told that in Banner they have student records going back to the 1940s or a little earlier, so maybe some overlap, but the oldest ones are definitely here.

1983 Commencement speaker

Question forwarded by Bill Sachman at Alumni Affairs, alum wanting to know who speaker was at '83 commencement - the answer is that the primary speaker at the 1983 commencement was Shirley Chisholm, the recently retired Congresswoman; she was the first black woman elected to Congress in 1968, from NY City. She was both the speaker and was here to receive an honorary doctorate. There is a little information on her speech in the Summer '83 AlumNews if the inquirer is interested.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Field House - town park

From local historian, research for a historical marker on path at town park on Redman Rd - when did town get the land from the college, when was field house moved there... We have pictures of field house, articles from the Stylus and the Brockport Post that mention when the field house was moved ('71) and when the town was given the land ('99). The 156 acre tract across Redman was originally purchased in 1970.