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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 tables 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.

SCRC Public Programs and Events

Marcel Breuer Digital Archive


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

Context: Reading the Photography of Margaret Bourke-White

Context: Reading the Photography of Margaret Bourke-White

When and Where

  • August 19, 2014 - January 16, 2015
  • 6th floor Gallery, Bird Library


Winter 2014

12/15/2014 - 1/09/2015
  • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
  • CLOSED - Saturday, Sunday
  • Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - Friday, January 2, 2015
  • Monday, January 19, 2015
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