Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1944 Scrapbook

Years ago Peg Hare Browne gave me a scrapbook the Class of 1944 did, her class, which was a sort of memory book they presented to Hartwell who was retiring that year. Wonderful book, photos of most of the students in the class, their handwritten thought to Hartwell, plus some great photos after that of the students, activities etc.

Checked with Mike A & Jamie, they sent me a list of currently surviving members, am meeting next week with the closest, Mary Thayer. Want to show her the book, get some background etc., and will try to meet with some other members too. Am also digitizing the book...

Update: met today, 4/5, with Mary Thayer '44. She lives in Brockport, had a pleasant and informative conversation about the scrapbook, the people in it, Hartwell...

Don Shilling '54

Had a question re bio info on him, was able to find some material in Stylus, Saga... NYS Historic Newspapers was real help too!

Museum Studies, community service

Had 2 students from this course doing their 10 hour community service project, now have a 3rd coming in. I spend an hour or so talking about the archives, how it is organized, what it is, about being an archivist, differences between an archives and a museum, career stuff etc. Then I try to find something they can do, which generally means filing, sorting, alphabetizing etc.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Principals & Presidents

Request to proof a list of the heads of the school 1835 to date for use in inaugural program. Proofed, made some corrections & suggestions.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Student video request

Mitchell Priebe, who has volunteered in archives a little, is in a video class and asked if he could do a short interview with me, document the archives... I said sure, and asked if I could have a copy to use for promoting the archives.

More deans of school of professions

Sandy Mullins, asking for info on 3 more faculty who were temp or interim deans of the school - would like dates, photos etc.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

President Macpherson ?

   Heidi emailed me, asking about bio on the women named on the Allen paver blocks, and also what buildings on campus are named after women, as part of preparing her inauguration speech. Prepared two documents and sent to her this am.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Scanning slides

Once in awhile a faculty member wants me to scan images for them. Tomorrow Chris Norment is coming by with some slides he needs scanned.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Gymnastics coach

Query from senior on gymnastics team looking for photos of coach and trainer for their upcoming retirements, am searching now, found some for Feeney, the coach, now looking for some of trainer.

Caribbean students association

Student from this group emailed me today re their history. I don't have much in archives, but there were a number of articles in Stylus going back to '88. Am going to meet with her soon, show how to search nyshistoricnewspapers.org, Saga etc.