This collection consists of a set of six mosaic aerial photographs of the city of Syracuse NY taken in 1926. They are currently housed with the aerial photography collections in the Map Room of Bird Library. These photos are the earliest and only known aerial photos of Syracuse for this date.
AIC is a teaching resource collection of art images for Syracuse University faculty and students. It includes images from a variety of sources within the Libraries' purchased and created collections. The collection will continue to grow as needed images are added based upon recommendations by faculty and librarians. Access is available on campus only to SU faculty and currently enrolled students.
The Belfer Cylinders Digital Connection provides online access to digital audio files of cylinders in the Belfer Audio Archive. Belfer’s cylinder collection includes over 22,000 cylinders, 12,000 of which are unique titles. With initial funding from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Syracuse University Libraries have been able to digitize over 1,400 cylinders. Work is ongoing, so please check back regularly for newly added titles. The digital recordings, provided in both MP3 and WAV file format, can be searched or browsed by genre/subject.
This collection of playbills from the Boar's Head Dramatic Society of Syracuse University covers productions from 1904 to the late 1960's. The playbills are housed in the collections of the Syracuse University Archives. For more information regarding this collection as well as the Boar's Head society, please visit the Boar's Head website.
The Bonefolder, an outgrowth of the Book Arts Web, is a peer-reviewed 'open-access' e-journal for bookbinding and the book arts published by Peter D. Verheyen. Since fall of 2004, The Bonefolder has reached a global audience and contributed to the body of knowledge in the book arts both theoretically and practically. The Bonefolder publishes significant articles by established and emerging authorities on a variety of book arts topics. These include hand bookbinding, teaching, business practice, the history of the book, the book as art, general tips & tricks, exhibitions, how-to technical articles, and reviews. For more information on The Bonefolder including how to submit articles go to http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/. Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 Generic
This collection of over 200 photographs of the Syracuse University Carnegie Library includes the 1905 ground breaking through the 2007 centennial. The images show the reading room, interior rooms and spaces, students, librarians, and the exterior façade including architectural detail. The historical images were digitized from the Syracuse University Archives' collection of campus building photographs. Links to historical news articles and information may be found at the Carnegie Library History page.
The Character Studies Archives Collection includes dozens of interviews with America's leading playwrights, actors, directors, choreographers, lyricists and composers. Created and conducted by playwright and producer Tony Vellela, this interview series features in-depth discussion of the art and craft of theatre. Three episodes relate to Arthur Miller's The Price, a production of which was featured in the Spring 2010 season at Syracuse Stage. Access is available to SU faculty, staff and currently enrolled students on campus or through the Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Publications authored by philanthropist and social reformer Gerrit Smith, including various circulars, speeches, sermons, and tracts which deal with such topics as abolition, suffrage, temperance, transportation, and the postal system.
The Guide is a compilation of 6 sections accessing approximately 157 microfilm reels of documents within the collection of the Kenya National Archives. Documents in the collection include archival material of the British colonial government in Kenya up to the mid 1960s.
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 twentieth century.
Descriptive information and selected images from ten western medieval manuscripts ranging from the 13th through the 16th centuries. The collection includes an apocalyptic text by Telesphorus; glossed decretals of popes Innocent IV and Gregory IX; a Dominican gradual of saints; a part of the Old Testament which consists of a fragment of the Books of Tobit and Esther, and a complete Book of Judith; and six Books of Hours.
In 1960, Syracuse University Libraries acquired complete runs of the serial publications of Oneida Community and of its antecedents and branches, covering the span of years from 1837 until 1879. In 1983, the Libraries received a large collection of the surviving records of the Community.
The Plastics Center, founded in 2008, is the largest university-based resource on the history of plastics. The Plastics Center is home to an expansive collection of books, periodicals, manuscripts, and plastic objects produced from the late 19th century to the present day. Many digital images of plastic objects are now available in a searchable online database. The Libraries maintain an active acquisitions program for all areas of the Plastics Center collection.
More than 1,000 photographs of 19th century sideshows and circuses by photographer Charles Eisenmann and his successor Frank Wendt. Photographs depict the physical abnormalities of humans and animals featured at these shows. Subjects include P.T. Barnum, the P.T.Barnum Firm (Barnum and Bailey Circus), and Tom Thumb.
Selection of dime novel serial covers from the Street & Smith Archive. Street & Smith eventually became "an incubator where the greatest illustrators in the country were professionally born." These included Harvey Dunn, Joseph Leyendecker, Dean Cornwell, Winfield Scott, Tom Lovell, Anton Otto Fisher, Amos Sewell, and N.C. Wyeth.
Syracuse University Press continues a sixty-five-year tradition of serving scholars and scholarship, promoting the understanding of history, literature, science, societal problems, conservation, art, and culture, and publishing books that make a difference. Through the publication of significant and groundbreaking books across a variety of disciplines the Press reflects the values of Syracuse University and supports its creative vision of discovery and learning.
This collection provides a sampling of label art, sheet music covers, and audio clips of 22 World War II songs. They were selected from 1940s era 78 RPM recordings from the Syracuse University Belfer Audio Archive. The song clips are arranged by title and by theme. Commentary was provided by students enrolled in Fine Arts 400: American Culture of the World War II Era in spring 2001. This project was part of a generous grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.