Friday, November 20, 2015
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Had a caller doing research for a book on higher education, interested in Cain who was a "social studies" political sci prof here for many years. Also in expansion of college in '50s, '60s, wanted images of expansion. Sent her email with some info on Cain, and link to Stylus in nyshistoricnewspapers.org, and some aerial photos.
Jordan Ritchie, spent a couple hours with her this afternoon, showing her how to use the scanner, Photoshop, Adobe Pro etc. She is working on scanning and creating merged docs from Dedman's old notecards to Cherishing This Heritage. A lot of valuable information in there, that isn't easily available as is.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Am now getting some interns from Bruce Leslie's public history class. Not all of them come here, but some will. They each spend 30 hours on a project. One is going to digitize some of Dedman's notecards from his book for example, another use a Class of 1946 grads scrapbook to write about being a Brockport student then...
Friday, November 6, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
UB grad student, lives in this area, using archival sources to research the housing of women students in the 1950s. The dorm hours, rules for house mothers etc. He has been here a couple times now, and will be coming back next week. Has been using the yearbooks, Stylus, student hand books etc.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Have been emailing with someone from 1st Baptist in town, re historical records they have and that they are trying to figure out what to do with, how to preserve etc. Have mentioned some options, e.g. that the Rochester Genealogical Society has a project where they scan church baptismal records etc. I did say I would have some interest in going through the records to research the Barriers and other black families here in 19th century, but that I didn't necessarily think I could take the records and house them here.
Email from someone who was cleaning out their parent's house and found some old Stylus' ca1926, did I want them. I answered that I would, and asked if either of the parents were grads, I could look them up, but needed names, the name of the person emailing didn't appear in my alumni list.