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Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection

An inventory of the collection at the Syracuse University Archives

Summary

Creator: Syracuse University.
Title: Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection
Dates: circa 1890s-1950s
Size: 4.25 linear feet
Abstract: Glass plate negatives of the Syracuse University campus, programs, and events
Language: English
Repository: University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu

Historical Note

Syracuse University was founded on March 24, 1870, when its Board of Trustees signed the University charter and certificate of incorporation, acting on a proposal put forth earlier that year at the Methodist State Convention. Despite its modest beginnings, the story of Syracuse University has been one of remarkable growth and progress. The University's population has expanded from a few dozen local students to over 21,000 students from all over the world. Significant eras of development in campus building and academic programs included the late nineteenth to early twentieth centuries and the post-World War II years. The second half of the twentieth century saw the University transform into a modern research institution with international connections.

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Scope and Content Note

The Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection contains glass plate negatives of various subjects related to Syracuse University. Included are images documenting campus grounds, the surrounding area, and University buildings such as the Old Oval, Hall of Languages, Carnegie Library, Yates Castle, and Archbold Stadium. There are negatives of sporting events including track and field, crew, and football, as well as campus and student traditions like the freshman/sophomore rushes and Moving Up Day. Also included are images of the Student Army Training Corps (SATC) at Syracuse University during World War I, including images of SATC classes and construction projects on the University campus. Finally, the collection includes images of the Syracuse University Andean Expedition of 1930. This expedition of University researchers traveled to the northern Andes Mountains in Venezuela to document the climate, flora and fauna, and people of the area.

Items in this collection are presented for their historic and research value. We note that viewers may find some content objectionable.

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Alternative Formats

Most items in the Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection have been digitized.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Because the glass plate negatives are fragile, they are restricted. Please consult with an archivist to obtain permission to view them.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Syracuse University Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

Glass plate negatives documenting the work of Howard G. Case were removed and placed in the Howard G. Case Collection.

Additional images of Syracuse University history can be found in the Syracuse University Photograph Collection and the Syracuse University Lantern Slide Collection.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Syracuse University -- History.
Syracuse University.

Subjects

College buildings.
College campuses.
College facilities.
College sports.
Scientific expeditions -- Andes Region.
Student activities.
World War, 1914-1918.
Higher education.

Types of material

Glass plate negatives.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection,
University Archives,
Special Collections Research Center
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

No acquisition information is available for this collection.

Processing Information

Glass plate negatives were placed in acid-free enclosures and boxes.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Vanessa St.Oegger-Menn
Date: 2021
Revision history:

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Arrangement

Items in this collection are arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Inventory

Glass plate negatives
Box 1 Administration circa 1894-1922 (2 negatives)
Two images of Chancellor James Roscoe Day on and around campus.
Box 1 Athletics 1907-1911 (37 negatives)
Images of track and field competitions in Archbold Stadium, spectators, and crew practice in the indoor rowing tank.
Box 1 Buildings and grounds circa 1910s, undated (12 negatives)
Images of the quad, downtown Syracuse, Walnut Park, Archbold Gymnasium pool, Yates Castle, and Hall of Languages.
Box 2 Buildings and grounds circa 1900-1917, undated (17 negatives)
Images of the Old Row, Crouse Hall, Achbold Stadium and Gymnasium, Carnegie Library interior and exterior, Crouse College, Van Ranke Library, Hall of Languages, College of Medicine, Yates Castle, and downtown Syracuse.
Box 3 Buildings and grounds circa 1890s-1950s, undated (35 negatives)
Images of Lyman Hall, Smith Hall, South Crouse Avenue and University Place, University neighborhood streets, Archbold Stadium and Gymnasium, Hinds Hall, campus views from Skytop, Hendricks Chapel, Yates Castle, and Hall of Languages.
Box 4 Student Army Training Corps (SATC) 1918 (20 negatives)
Images of SATC cadets and instructors, and construction projects on the quad.
Box 5 Student Army Training Corps (SATC) 1918 (29 negatives)
Images of SATC construction projects on the quad and cadets in classrooms.
Box 6 Student Army Training Corps (SATC) 1918 (27 negatives)
Images of SATC cadets in classrooms and during exercises.
Box 4 Syracuse University Andean expedition 1930 (9 negatives)
Images of expedition members and equipment, as well as the SS Carabobo, which transported the expedition to Venezuela.
Box 1 Traditions circa 1910s, undated (9 negatives)
Images of freshman/sophomore Salt Rush, commencement gatherings, Moving Up Day parades, and the kissing bench. Images in this section are presented for their historic and research value. We note that viewers may find some content objectionable.

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