Thursday, May 29, 2014

Alum - baseball

Grad called, played baseball here 1978-1979, looking for team, other photos. Said will see what I have, scan, send to him (Kevin Whitley,

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou

In middle of busyness prepping for upcoming reunions, Dave Tyler emailed re Angelou's passing and wanting to know about when she was here. Had a NUR444 class this am, but managed to find time to look in Stylus index, get bound volumes, search Jim D. negatives, find images....

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Philosophy Department

Georges Dickers called, they are moving to new Liberal Arts building and wanted to know if I wanted materials they have re the Philosophy Exchange etc. Are about 5 file cabinet drawers worth! I said yes, will go through this summer. Sure could use some more room in these archives...

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Robertt Hellman

Sent Jamie B. in advancement some info re Hellman and his arboretum as she prepares to meet with him.

Bruce Bibby '51

He had called and left message, inquiring about digitizing audio materials. I called back, discussed this, and it led into my asking to come visit him sometime after semester ends, share some info re digitizing audio, and do an interview with him. He is not only a Brockport State grad, but was in campus school in late '30s and early '40s. Knew Charles Cooper and his wife, seems very able to recall people and scenes, and enjoy retelling them.

Spring 2014 interns

Following up this week and last on these interns, it was a lot of time at certain points, but very much worth it, all did an excellent job.

  • Kaitlin Schrimmel organzied and wrote a detailed finding aid to Greek Letter society materials, and a short history of each.
  • Emily Lake digitized all 27 audio cassette interviews, 50+ hours worth, and wrote up a list, with brief biography, for each one.
  • Sharon Carpenter did a detailed study of the English Club publications and their history.
  • Emily Henrich started with a history of the Stylus overall, but then settled on doing the early years, 1914-1928, plus the Normalia, and is turning in a paper on the same.

Scanner use

Student have worked with in past has a large map from Landmark Soc., for Erie Canal research, is going to stop by tomorrow to scan it.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Autographed MJ Holmes book

Sandy Hare visited today, she is the local woman who told me about Camp New Moon being the site the college used in Canada prior to Camp Totem. She brought a wonderful donation, an author autographed copy of MJH's Baptismal Font story, also several other books, and three blue glass miniature vases of MJH. All had been gifts to the mother of a woman Sandy had been friends with many years ago.

Monday, May 5, 2014

1970 Commencement speaker?

Question from Advancement staff; it was NY Sen. Goodell (R). Replied, including scan of page listing program and speakers for '70 ceremony.

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Saw Daily Eagle that new Jigsaw is out, emailed them, asking for copies, mentioned archival collections of English Club publications. Club member emailed back, very interested, wants to know more and will visit soon.

Emily Knapp Museum

A couple students who have been working at the EK Museum were in looking for some direction and suggestions re organizing files etc.

Gordon Gibson

A music prof, someone in advancement needing bio on him. Scanned a few docs from a folder, found a couple images and scanned, emailed back to them.

Brockport Fair

Student looking for text and images related to the Brockport Fair. Gave links to some digitized local histories, Brockport Republic, and allowed them to look through digitized glass plate negatives and get some images from there.