Tuesday, December 17, 2013

John Franco '51 alumni heritage hall?

Query as to when he was named; am looking thru the old Alum news etc.

Kim Scott, design & production

Looking for images to use in postcard mailings to member of 4 different classes. Showed her some of what I have, discussed, I will pick out some and email to her.

Karen Duff, intern

Works at Seymour Library, is in MLS at UB, met with her today about doing a scanning internship in Jan. She will do approx. 20 hours, on both the book & flatbed scanners. Mainly will do some scanning of yearbook I think, but I said I would show her how you scan slides, negatives...

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

College doctors & health service

Part of the stimulating interaction between the Brockport Community Museum and the archives is some research some of the members are doing on health services in Brockport, including those of the college. An oral history interview was done with a woman who was a nurse here and more is forthcoming. I am keeping an eye out for material and have begun assembling information on Dr. Sansocie and others.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Caroline Parker Mountpleasant

Interesting query from an emeriti researching this woman, a Seneca from Tonawanda and sister of Ely Parker, Civil War general. She was thought to have attended Brockport, but didn't see her in the name list, will check some other things. One article on her online said she had gone to the Cayuga Academy. Have made some suggestions, will continue to pursue.


Student who has been researching history of the model European Community here (currently Eurosim,) came by to share a digital file of an interview with Jurek from PoliSci, and also to scan some photos of the club. Needed some instruction on the scanner.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Local history display case

Talked to Mary Jo and got approval to place a display case from the Brockport Community Museum in the library. Will be helping to move it this afternoon.

More interns

Been busy meeting with and overseeing the work of three interns from Leslie's Public History class still. They seem to be getting something out of it, and some good stuff for the archives. One particularly interesting discovery was the one student finding the archives for BSG that I had not known that they had over there; minutes of meetings from late '70s to date and a lot more. The students are putting together lists, finding guides etc.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Andrew Virgilio

His 90th birthday is coming up, Jeanette Banker wanted some info to put together something for it. Scanned some docs from bio files, Saga, Stylus, merged and sent to her.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Interns update

Currently have three interns from Leslie's Public History class working in the archives; one on BSG, one on Stylus, and one on Saga. They are putting together rosters of members, histories, scanning, and looking for articles etc on the broader picture, eg history of college student newspapers.

Also met with Sharon Carpenter, who got referred via Career Services, will be doing an internship in spring on English Club and other student literary publications.

Monday, November 11, 2013


Got one intern, Emily, started today on researching, scanning, and assembling documents related to history of the Stylus. Another stopped by about doing a 3 credit internship in the spring and I spent some time with her going over possible projects.

Missing Campus School yearbook?

Fran Whited asking about this, a campus school yearbook she thought she might have given here along with some other materials? I checked once, didn't see it, but will look again.

Phil Hewitt

Query re this faculty member, founder of the Earth Science department; his grand-daughter goes here and recently won a scholarship prize. File in RG26, fascinating story there of how during WWII he actually bombed where another future faculty member was hiding!

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Started working with one intern from Bruce Leslie's Public History class, am talking to a couple more soon. This student will work on BSG/Stylus history stuff for upcoming reunions.

Photos for Cabelas!

Novel request for me, a staff person at Cabelas, who are opening a new store in Buffalo, wanting to use images of ours she found on NY Heritage site. Two of the glass plate photos, hunting parties up on Lake Ontario. I didn't see why not, asked that she credit the college, sent somewhat higher res files.


A student currently participating in this European Union model community club is looking to do some history on the group. Found some Stylus articles, not a lot else, perhaps as he contacts former members, Bill Andrews who was the original adviser and so on will be able to find more.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Newman Center history

A query from an alum affairs staff re Newman history, prompted by his work with some 1950s alumni, brought out John Kutolowski's1990 history of the club & center, held in archives. Have scanned it, will post to DC, have emailed the scan already to alum affairs staff to email to the alumni who originally asked about it.

Clarkson history

Someone stopped by this morning, looking for history of Clarkson, the corners, and of historic houses there; referred them to the local history materials on Digital Commons as a start, then added that had more in print in local history collections.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Library images

Bill Andrews - he and Margy Blackman are going to give a talk on Brockport libraries at public library, wants images of college library over the years for slideshow.

Ethics & Philosophy Sport

Cesar Torres asking again about early days of this; found some mentions in Brockport Newsletter of 1971 in addition to Stylus articles. May be more in Int'l Phi Year materials?

Tiles for Special Olympics fountain?

Query re decorative tiles that were proposed for S.O. fountain but never put in. Will look through S.O. files, person is interested in having them made if possible!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Health care - migrants

A query re migrant education and health care for migrants, will look at materials received last year from Sister Beverly and other sources.

Return of the "corner column"

Met with John McMahon today about doing a column in K'scope, ideas for it etc. "Charlie Cowling's Corner Column" returns, lol. Hopefully under a different name!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Veterans Day display

Lucy, works in circ and is public history class, is coming down Friday to look into doing a display for library for vets day. Will need to get some things together for her, clear a space...

Pictures of Ken O'Brien

Richard Black in Design asked about shots of Ken teaching, that sort of thing. Trolled thru Jim D. notebooks, no luck so far. Reminds me of high priority indexing those notebooks should have. Have asked a couple emeriti if would be interested in helping ID some of the images.

Monday, October 21, 2013

First Fridays

Was asked to do something for next First Friday at Alumni House, am putting together a sort of Brockport history "jeopardy" slide show.

Higher res image of 1906 Basketball team

From the Stylus, looking for a higher res image of the team described in a Daily Eagle post recently. Sent them a maximum res jpg. Also invited to come over sometime and view other photos etc.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Stylus interview

Met with Stylus reporter re my recent Daily Eagle post "Dumb bells, wands, hoops clubs & more.." Put in a plug for them to notice their upcoming centennial...

Alternate College/Delta

Met with Amy Guptill re Alt/Delta's upcoming 40th anniversary. Shared materials held in archives, discussed history of program etc. This will likely be a series of meeting, may be some students who will work on it.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Prepping today for HST401

Been prepping today for a visit this evening by HST401, Bruce Leslie's Public History class. He has 19 students, a very good number for such a class.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

James Edmunds, Civil War songster

Curious inquiry, via librarian at MCC whose husband is involved in Brighton's upcoming 200th. Apparently we have a thesis (#122, Gravelle, 1970) about a Civil War manuscript songbook written by Edmund's grandfather. James Edmunds was an English prof here 1937-1971, grew up in Brighton on family farm, had this manuscript. Looked at the thesis, reviewed Edmunds' bio file, will scan and send her some info from there suggesting leads to contact, eg Edmunds' children.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Alternate College & Delta

Contacted by Amy Guptill, interested in Delta's anniversary. Am going to meet with her next week, have lots of Alt College/Delta materials going back to early '70s. Will look thru it so have a clearer idea of what there is for when she comes.

Photos for athletics twitter feed

Kelly Vergin, sports info director, and student, in looking thru older athletics photos for images to use in their twitter feed.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Novel set in BSNS ca1921

Have been contacted by an author who is beginning work on a novel featuring a girl studying at the Normal school in the early '20s. Neat project, have provided links to the yearbooks for that era which are on the DC, the Brockport Republic, and will scan some of a catalog of that time to supply course info and so on.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Influenza epidemic 1918

Look at Stylus, local history materials etc.

More basketball photos

Joe Clarke, coach, redoing locker room, wants images he can have design & production do up and frame for him. Wants some more images, had sent older, will look for '60s on.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Deerfield Country Club

Caller asking about history of this club in Clarkson. Suggested the Brockport Republic, contacting the Clarkson Town Historian, I will check around a little...

Jim Vlogianitis '94

Alum office looking for pics of this student who had played basketball here. Found some in the team photos, scanned and sent them.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pictures, 1 faculty, 2 students

Images request; will look in Dusen portraits for prof, for students will try yearbooks. Also Jim D. photos depending, this sort of search be quite time consuming.

Hangover breakfast

Communications office wanted higher res scan of this story from 1954.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Public history student

Was doing a talk on archives, what we have, the background to it, current challenges and so on. Spent an hour or so talking with her and showing her around. Reminds me I should assemble a history of the archives sometime, I am probably the only one who knows most its story!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Stylus, 1957 Alfred game

Sports writer from the Stylus pursuing a story on a 1957 football game with Alfred. Found in Stylus, scanned and emailed to him.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Police Blotter

Request from a VP's office for a copy of the police blotter from the 11/9/2011 Stylus. Scanned and sent same.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hulburton, local history

Question from Marsha DeFillips, Orleans county village historian, re microfilm of Hulburton ME church records. Is interested in one individual particularly, will look for her when get a chance.

Mary Jane Holmes

The college archives includes several special collections related to local history, one of which has to do with Mary Jane Holmes. She was an popular and successful novelist in the 19th century, living and writing in her home on College Street here in Brockport. She was probably one of the most commercially successful women authors of her day. Her books may seem outdated or stilted to modern readers, but they resonated closely with the desires and issues many women experienced in her day.

Many of her novels, such as Tempest and Sunshine, were not only published as books, but serialized in magazines like the Ladies Home Journal, and even performed as stage shows on riverboats! You can easily find many of her novels online in Google books or in libraries.

Her husband, Daniel Holmes, attended our predecessor school, the Brockport Collegiate Institute, then University of Rochester and Yale Law School. He practiced as a lawyer in Brockport for many years, and was a staunch advocate for the college, serving on the board of trustees for over forty years!

The photograph here is not the usual image of Mary Jane Holmes found online and in contemporary sources, but captures her when younger. The image is from the collections in the Emily Knapp Museum in Brockport NY.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Faculty Senate archives

This is back on agenda, will be working with Dawn Jones, Bruce Leslie & his public history students...

Hartwell Society - Class of '53

Late breaking request for this, will see if can do a power point slide show.

Logo's of Ellsworth

Images for locker room for Men's Basketball - maybe some old game shots too? Will reply and ask.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Neva Ankenbrand

Request for two articles mentioning this faculty member that ran in the Stylus. She taught English 1947-1950. Scanned and sent to him.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Pat Baker

Richard Black in design & production looking for a color image of Pat Baker, who was in Education 1969-1997. He wants color, which means a treasure hunt thru the slides!

Comp Science/ACS reunion

   Still working with Joan Lucas on this, she has some questions now re start of program etc. Will check catalogs and reply.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stylus Centennial

Discovered original 1914 faculty meeting minutes approving the start up of a student paper, which is the beginnings of the Stylus. Scanned and shared with Stylus editor, offered help with history of paper etc., and we are working on setting up a meeting.


Staff from marketing & communications, asking about images to feed into the college's Pinterest site. I am meeting with her in a couple days.

Stained glass window for "History"

Request for an image of this window, originally donated in 1932.


   Staff member from advancement interested in back issues of K'scope, a reminder that digitizing this at some point would be quite useful.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Mary Morrisey

Athletics staff, looking for photo of this women's basketball player, who is being added to hall of fame. Found, scanned & emailed to them.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

McIntyre & Murray

Request for a photo of these two coaches from ca1970, has been used before, the two of them posed together with a pair of wrestlers behind them. Checked files, scanned it, sent.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Ruth Wolf

Library secretary, 1950s-1970s; one of her sons ran into Mary, current library secretary, at event in the village, asked about our archives. He and his brother were here for a couple hours today. Interesting fellow,s rich connection with the college. Campus school kids, grew up in the Holley Street neighborhood that was taken over by the college etc. They even recalled knowing Charles Cooper when they were kids, he lived near them! They have a scrapbook of their mother's they will share with me sometime.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hangover Breakfast, 1954

Request from advancement staff for a scan of a 5/4/1954 p1 Stylus article, "Hangover Breakfast," to share with an alum and prospective donor. Interesting article actually, a student written play, deemed to have too much sex by the one class adviser, but the adviser was overruled by Dean Rakov, who said they shouldn't censor student efforts.

Historic photos of Brockport & vicinity

Two different requests for this, one from a retired prof working on a book, and one from a member of the Town of Sweden bicentennial committee. Shared the glass plate photos, aerial shots etc. It really is helpful to people doing local history to have someone in my position available, since I am around much more than the part time, often elderly local historians, I have resources they don't etc. It's a nice community service thing and isn't a major factor in time for me generally.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Ongoing research on memorial tablet to Burlingame, Chriswell & Lowery

This bronze tablet, or plaque, was in the old Normal building, then Hartwell, then in the '90s rehab taken down, along with several WPA building dedication plaques. They ended up in the library, and recently Mary Jo Orzech took the initiative to get them to Duncan Chase in Art for restoration. The memorial names one is particularly interesting, and am researching the several persons.

   One intriguing thread I need to pursue some other time is that at one point one of the dorms was named for Lowery, and later changed. When and why needs to be explored...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

1993 Football Media Guide

Alumni Affairs is organizing a reunion of alum from that team, needed this media guide done then; was in the athletics files, lent to them for the project.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Brown's signature

For a fundraising letter to emeriti a scan of a signature of President Al Brown was wanted; had to dig a little, since while we have many letters of his, they are mostly copies kept here, and not signed! Did find one and scanned it.

Fannie Barrier biography

Wanda Hendricks, author of 1st Fannie Barrier bio, needing some help with copy editing info; the copy editor for her book has questions about publisher etc. for some of the archival materials she used here a few years ago. Will have to look thru and see what I can find.

History of Computer Science, Academic Computing

Materials wanted for an alumni picnic this fall; photos, newsletters etc. Replied to requestor, will start looking for some things.

Monday, July 22, 2013

First day of classes in 1835

A couple questions from a staff person re when the school first opened. I emailed them back that:

I can tell you now that I have no idea; the school did open in 1835, as a private academy, but there is virtually no documentation from that time, no catalogs, records etc. All there is really is a mention or two in the local paper, references later by other people, that sort of thing. That initial school had a pretty sporadic existence, and was probably closed more than it was open.
   In late 1841 some Brockport people got together and revived the school under a new name, that of the Brockport Collegiate Institute. From that point forward to the present there is an unbroken record, with extensive documentation, the catalogs, minutes of trustee's meetings and so on.
   What are you working on?  Maybe I can come up with something else.
   They seem to be set for now.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Jerome Dixon '89

An advancemet staffer is working with this alum, and wanted a high res scan of the cover of the Fall 1989 K'scope, on which the alum was featured. Scanned and sent same.

Monday, July 15, 2013

White Farm

Chris Hunt who is owner of White Farm B&B in Sweden and descendant of Hunt family is seeking historic house status for the farm and asked for some information. Clarified some references she had, scanned some pages from a few local history things to send her, and suggested some other resources.

Possible donor prep

In preparation for lunch with a possible donor/support of the archives this week have continued working on list of possible projects, needs etc. for the archives that could be of interest.

Tom Markusen

Query re this art dept. professor. Found image in portrait files, scanned, scanned also some other articles from Stylus etc. Were in RG26 folder already, but from mic scans, poor quality. merged in Acrobat pro, sent to inquirer.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

The Grateful Dead

Someone is writing an encyclopedia of all the places the GD played, one of which was Brockport, Tuttle North, 11/1981. I scanned a copy of the Stylus article and found a pic of Tuttle from the '70s and scanned it for them. It's harder to find pics of some buildings, for Hartwell there are scores and scores of photos, other buildings only a few scattered shots!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Genealogy request

Someone looking for info on a mother and daughter, late 19th, early 20th century. A listing for the mother was found in the old student register for 1889, none for the daughter. Emailed the researcher what was found.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Local history - Orleans County stone quarries

Query re a document on Orleans County stone quarries and the Italian immigrants who worked in them. Turned out the item was this one: http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181734960. Advised emailer re means of access...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Photo request

Staff member looking for photo of Mike Andriatch for staff event; scanned and emailed several images from Jim D. portraits.

Photo request

From widower of a librarian emeriti via another librarian emeriti. Marghi Rich, found portrait photos of her in Jim D materials, scanned and sent, asking if that was what they wanted, mentioned have many others of her in library files.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

S&M Reaper

Richard Black, Design, looking for an image of S&M reaper. Quick scanned one from old catalog, emailed to him, asked more about what he wants, mentioned there is an actual reaper in the village museum.

Update: one of the two illustrations I scanned will be used for the Town of Sweden bicentennial logo, which is what Richard is designing.

John Perry

Jim Dusen, retired campus photographer, was contacted by John Perry's widow. She was looking for a portait of him, I think they are doing a room in his memory. Found, scanned a couple of portrait negatives of Jim's, emailed to him. He will be in next week.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Saga '65, '66

Walk in visitor, ref desk librarian noted that these years were not on top floor, brought visitor to me. I had them, and have mulitple copies, maybe will add one of each to circ. Or not, need to see how many intact copies I have, and am adding to DC anyway...

As an aside, this was the first drop in visitor in months, virtually all my questions come via phone calls or email, at least initially.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Brockport Woods

A student doing a research project under Chris Norment is working on this. Chris contacted me, asking for old aerial photos and other info. I replied and suggested the student contact me. I asked for clarification too, since am not sure if they mean the wood lot bordering Redman Rd. or some other area.

Update: Chris answered, yes, they mean the wood lot SW of New Campus and Commencement Drives.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Faculty Senate Archiving

Dawn Jones, current Faculty Senate president, contacted me requesting a meeting re their materials, archiving of them, maintanence of their digital records etc. Will be an ongoing project I suspect!

Genealogy request

Info on a gr-grandmother who attended here, did not graduate, ca1874. Will check old student registers and respond.

European Study Tours

This came last week, and has been the focus of a good bit of back and forth, research, and digitizing. The question came from Mike Andriatch in Advancement after a meeting he had with Jeanette Banker D'Agostino. The tours were an early international education experience here, in the 1950s and '60s, run by professor Eric Steel. Some materials were placed in the Digital Commons in response to this topic.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Poem in English Club periodical

Alum request for copy of poem he had in English Club periodical in '88. Turned out was in 1989, Perspectives was the title then. Scanned and sent to him, and turned out to be a task to add to my summer work list, to detail holdings for those English club titles, make sure are in order etc.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Fannie Barrier Williams

Student doing a project on her, is giving a paper at summer conference, will be in Friday to see the files on her.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Womens Center interns

Spent time this am with the two students doing a semester project working on the womens center's history and archives. Went over what they had assembled, discussed how to add it into existing collections, how to manage materials they had scanned, use of Acrobat Pro etc.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Midsummer Nights Dream

Query about a production of this done in the summer at Fancher ca1970. Summers are tough, because no Stylus, and the caller's message didn't give the name of the person producing it, who seems to be the focus of interest, clearly, so have contacted them via email to get more information.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

'92 - '93 Foundation Annual Report

The value of an archives - Brad Schreiber wanted a piece from that year's annual report for a donor they are working with, but they didn't have a copy of that year's report. Archives did, scanned, emailed to him.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Advancement office - emeriti info

Beginnings of a discussion with advancement office about how to best assemble bio information on emeriti, who are a major source of donations. Archives has files, Bud Meade does his updates, there are other sources, it all needs to be pulled together. Will be having a meeting at some point to brainstorm.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Richard Elton

Request from emeriti for information on Richard Elton, came here as industrial arts teacher in 1947, later ran our continuing education program in 1960s. Scanned and merged some articles from Stylus, emailed to the emeriti, and printed a copy for our bio files.

Fannie Barrier

Question from a prof re Fannie Barrier, what materials do I have... Related what the archives has, and that there is a first ever biography of her slated to be published this year.

Friday, April 19, 2013

ALAS: Association of Latino Students

Someone who was their advisor ca1990 is coming to campus to speak to the current club, and wanted some history on it. No file in archives, went thru Saga & Stylus, appears to have started ca1977. Am putting together a basic file on the club to add to archives.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Presbyterian Church

Had a request to send just the bit on the Presbyterian church and the accompanying image from the 1913 supplement by a church member for use in their newsletter. Emailed to them this am.

Canal Expansion Photos

An artist, Stephanie Haibach, is working on a mural depicting the expansion of the canal ca1914 for the village, and came in today to go thru the images in the digitized glass plate collection. I had set aside in a folder the ones of the canal and she also was interested in looking thru the others, to get a better sense of the time.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Yacht Club

Busy morning! Yacht Club member contacted me looking for Guelf images of yacht club.

Helen Simpson negatives

Didn't even realize this, but Kelly who works in the cafe is Helen Simpson's daughter, the local photographer who has now retired. Kelly was asking if I'd want negatives of that she shot at college related events etc., said yes, definitely.

Main St Scrapbooks

Kathy Goetz asking if I'd like to see scrapbooks of photos of Main St. buildings put together for historic building group a few years back, are housed at Seymour Library. Am checking back with her and Norm F., maybe a scanning project to post on community museum web site.

Images canal expansion

Student working with Bill Andrews & Margy Blackman on mural for village, wants pics of canal expansion of WWI era. Will make appt, share glass plate negs with her.

High resolution image of Wm Seymour painting

For use to create a plaque for the union. Sent high res of oil painting which hangs in Seymour Library.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Genealogy request

On a Frank Scherer, 1947. Scanned page from '47 yearbook, and student directory, emailed to them.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Two local history ?

One on Friday, re church history in Brockport, shared link of just posted 1913 BR supplement, some other resources. The other is a student who called leaving a message, have called back. Both are working over at the village museum apparently.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kappa Delta Pi

Member of this honor society stopped by, inquiring about their original charter. I didn't have that, but was able to find some history of the society, especially in the 1949 Saga & Stylus. Apparently an honor society was formed in 1949 with the intent of becoming a KDP chapter, and they succeeded, getting their charter in 1949.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Erie Canal Expansion

Margay Blackman emailed, is a village trustee nowadays, and village got a grant to hire an artist to do a mural of the canal; the focus is on the last expansion ca1914. I have about 15 images in the glass plate collection, supplied a sample to her, said would work with artist etc.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Hilary Clinton

Question from staff in arts & science re when did Hilary Clinton speak at commencement - was 2002, supplied info from program on her and Elizabeth Streb '72, who got an honorary degree that year.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Intern - Greek Life

Sophia - intern in Campus Life working with Greek societies - wanting to know about Greek life here in past. Showed her some materials, she is going to be back...

Womens Center

Am meeting weekly with the 2 interns from Womens Center re archival organization, adding WC materials to archives, history of the WC etc.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Womens Center Archives

Met one of the two students who is going to be doing an independant study in archives. They'll be adding materials from womens center to the archives, writing a history of the center etc.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Dave Tyler, has a new intern, wants to come over and look for pictures to use on Pinterest. Replied, am setting up something for next week.

Bio information on ca1900 grad

Bio info on a ca 1900 grad - did have them listed, as well as a sister, in the old 1917 history. Emailed info back to patron.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Richard Elton, home on Hartwell lawn?

Jeanette Banker, asking about address of Richard Elton who taught here ca1950-1960s. She thought he lived in one of the former homes on Hartwell lawn, but according to directories he lived on 44 Holley. Interesting question though, I am not sure how much, if anything, we have on the houses that once stood along Utica & Monroe in what is now campus lawn by Hartwell. I think they were acquired and demolished or moved ca1950 or so. Something to look into when have a chance...

Broadbent '56

Inducted in soccer coaches hall of fame this year, Richard Black needed a picture, scanned and sent him the Saga pic.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Pre 1841 history!

Fascinating, just got an email from someone with a scan of a document dated 1837 that they found in their deceased father's belongings! It has to do with a an effort to revive the school and diplays various signatures of trustees, including William Seymour.

Men's Baseball

Had a query re someone's having played baseball here in the early 1980s, and discovered that men's baseball seems to have ceased about 1976, and then according to the 1987 Saga, it resumed in 1984.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CCC & POW's, Hamlin

Contacted by a member of a historical group in Hamlin working to establish a museum in the park focusing on the CCC & POW stories. Will be working with her, suggested Brockport Republic online too.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Use of scanner

English prof wanting to scan image for book is getting published; IT recommended her contact me. Will scan for her, but did mention that design & production has scanners etc that might be available for such work as well.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Mary Smith book

Finished scanning of manuscript of Mary Smith (former Hamlin town historian) on the history of the "Triangle Tract," ie the tract that ran from LeRoy up thru Hamlin, present day towns of Hamlin, Clarkson, Sweden and part of Genesee Cty where LeRoy is. Norm Frisch took it back along with the jpgs of the individual pages, he is going to work to redo the book in publishable form, including redoing the various images. I will be helping with this as needed.

St Lukes history

For Ginny Campbell and some others, working on 175th history of St Lukes Episcopalian in the village, burning some of the glass plate negatives on a cd, old histories from local history, scanning image of Canterbury Club from 1957 Saga etc.

List of Athletic Directors

For Sue Parrino, former staffer, now at Lakeside. Is no list, will have to look through directories etc.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Women's Center

Am meeting with a women's center person this week, Monique Rew, re a couple of their students working on the center's archives this spring.

History of St Lukes

Staff person and local resident emailed, working on history of St Lukes in Brockport, some of our glass plate photos are of the church, also some materials in local history etc.