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 media. Collection areas include activism and social reform, architecture and design, popular culture, 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.
Current exhibitions now on view from the collections of the SCRC.
Textile conservator Deborah Lee Trupin to give annual Brodsky Lecture on April 11 in Bird Library
Deborah Lee Trupin, textile and upholstery conservator, will give the lecture A Tale of Two Flags: How History of Treatment and Ownership Affected Conservation Treatment of Two Early Nineteenth-Century American Flags on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, 114 Bird Library. The lecture
Syracuse University Libraries announces new Director of Special Collections Research Center
Petrina Jackson will be Syracuse University’s next Director of the Special Collections Research Center, starting in June 2019. She comes to the SU Libraries from Iowa State University, where she has been Head of Special Collections and University Archives since 2016, and before that was Head of Instruction and Outreach
2019-2020 Alexander N. Charters Adult Education Grants-in-Aid Program Now Accepting Applications
Since 1949, Syracuse University has assembled historical documents and University records, including manuscript, print, visual, and media materials, related to adult education. This material is known collectively as the Alexander N. Charters Library for Educators of Adults, in recognition of Dr. Charters’ efforts in promoting and expanding our adult education