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...