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Researching Material Histories with SCRC’s Plastics Collection

April 17, 2024 at 4:30pm6:30pm EDT

Bird Library, Hillyer Room, 6th Floor

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Did you know that Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is home to the largest collection on the history of plastics in the U.S.? This resource, known as the Plastics Collection, consists of archival collections, rare books, printed materials, and over 3,000 historical plastic artifacts spanning the rise of plastics in 19th and 20th century American culture. Students can research these primary sources onsite at the SCRC as well as online. Join SCRC Lead Curator and Curator of Plastics and Historical Artifacts Courtney Hicks and SCRC Instruction and Education Librarian Jana Rosinski for a hands-on research session exploring, analyzing, and contextualizing primary sources within the Plastics Collection. Refreshments will be provided. Refreshments in Spector Room.

This event was first published on January 12, 2024 and last updated on April 10, 2024.

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