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Special Collections Research Center

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Located on the 6th floor of Syracuse University's Bird Library, the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) advances scholarship and learning by collecting and preserving rare books, manuscripts, and other primary source materials. SCRC's collections span time and format, from cuneiform tablets to born digital electronic files. Collecting areas include activism and social reform, architecture and design, popular culture (cartoons, science fiction, and pulp literature), photography, and the history of recorded sound. SCRC is dedicated to connecting students, scholars, and the general public to its collections through exhibitions, lectures, and mini-seminars.

Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

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The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive represents a collaborative effort headed by Syracuse University Libraries to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the early career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the 20th century.


Current Exhibition

Black Utopias

Black Utopias

When and Where

  • October 8, 2015 - April 15, 2016
  • 6th floor Gallery, Bird Library


Fall 2015

8/31/2015 -12/18/2015 [NEW EVENING HOUR SCHEDULE]
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
  • 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Wednesday
  • CLOSED - Saturday, Sunday


  • Thursday, November 26
  • Friday, November 27
  • Thursday, December 24 thru Friday, January 1
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