Friday, November 20, 2015

Two more Public History interns

Rosalie Hopko, doing a finding aid to the Peg Browne collection, and Charlie Pace, working on the Mary Mortimer history.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Edward Cain

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, and some aerial photos.

HST512 intern

Ben Cherry, will be scanning faculty/staff bio stuff. Have him starting with '50s negatives of civil service and other staff, looking for bio info on them, to recognize some of the workers of that era.

HST512 intern

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

HST 412/512 interns

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

1993 tutition

Query re what was the tuition cost in 1993. According to 1993-95 catalog was $2650 for NY residents, $6550 for out of state.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Women & housing

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

Odd Fellows

Students contacted me via email re the Odd Fellows fraternal group. Have emailed back suggesting some resources, e,g. the Brockport Republic online, (there was a lodge on Main Street,) America: History & Life etc., am meeting them next week.

1st Baptist historical records

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.

Old Stylus'

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.