150th Anniversary

Special Collections Research Center Celebrates Sesquicentennial

March 24, 2020 at 10:00am4:00pm

Bird Library, 6th Floor

Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) will celebrate Syracuse University’s founding 150 years ago on March 24, also known as National Orange Day, with special exhibition tours and a pop-up exhibition.  The events will take place on the 6th floor of Bird Library.

University Archivist and curator Meg Mason will offer tours of the exhibition 150 Years of Tradition at Syracuse University on the morning of March 24. Featuring a wide selection of photographs, printed materials, textiles, and other memorabilia, this exhibition presents the numerous traditions of Syracuse University and shows the University’s roots in the past and how some of the heritage has been passed forward. Tours are scheduled for 10:00 am and 11:00 am in the SCRC gallery space on the 6th floor of Bird Library. Reserve your place in a tour by contacting Julia Chambers (jschambe@syr.edu) by March 18.

SCRC staff will also present a pop-up exhibition, Student Life at Syracuse University over 150 Years, in Room 606 (Hillyer Room) Bird Library from 1 to 4 pm on March 24. Visitors will have an opportunity to see additional historical materials from the University Archives, including photographs, maps, memorabilia, and the papers of past SU students. Those interested in old photos and maps of campus, curious about where students lived when the campus did not yet have dorms or the classwork and student extracurricular activities from the past should attend this pop-up exhibition for glimpses into student life over Syracuse University’s history.

This event was published on January 31, 2020.

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