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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 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.
Search the Collections

Search the Collections

Search the rare books, archival materials, artifacts and media of SCRC through our catalog, finding aids, and digital collections.

Documenting COVID-19 at Syracuse University

COVID-19 Collecting

The University Archives is collecting personal experiences of Syracuse University students, faculty and staff about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Sound Beat

Sound Beat is a daily, nationally syndicated 90 second show highlighting the archive of Recorded Sound and Music at SCRC.



The Living Record is SCRC’s weekly blog; a close look at the archival materials and events at SCRC, featuring contributions from staff and students.

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SCRC Hours

This Week
Day of Week Day Hours
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed

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