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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 Exhibit

Our Doors Opened Wide: Syracuse University and the GI Bill, 1945-1950

Our Doors Opened Wide: Syracuse University and the GI Bill, 1945-1950

When and Where

  • September 15, 2016 - April 14, 2017
  • Special Collections Research Center, Bird Library, 6th floor gallery



1/14/2017 - 5/14/2017
  • Monday - Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Thursday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: Closed
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