Friday, April 27, 2018

Glass plate negatives

Those glass plate negatives again. There are several collections of c1900-1920 glass plate negatives in the area. I have some, Knapp Museum, and Sweden museum. All were scanned around 2010 through grants Mary Jo Gigliotti obtained. I have the master tiff files of the scans. Greg Lawrence, retired photographer who has been doing invaluable work with different local history people on photo restorations and so on wants to download the tiffs I have so he can sort, do restorations etc. He'll be coming by next week, there's about 50gb worth, 200+ images.

"For colored girls who..."

A student who performed in this play when it was done here emailed asking what I might have in archives. It wasn't in the Jim Dusen photo list, but that isn't conclusive, so I spent an hour searching thru Spring 1980 negatives, but no luck. Replied and attached the article I found in the 1980 Stylus.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

2nd Annual Research Competition Winners!

We held our second annual research competition this spring semester and are pleased to announce the following winners:

#1: Joshua Marchner, "Great Lakes Water Levels Trends." ($500)

#2: Emily Gerace, "The Association Between Owning Domestic Dogs as Pets and the Productivity Amongst College Students." ($300)

#3: Cheryl Limer, "Perceiving Emotion Through Music." ($150)

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fannie Barrier research

Student from a CMC class researching Fannie B. She came to archives, we talked about Fannie's life, historical sources etc. It also came up that the student is a history major, and might be interested in an internship this coming fall, researching the little black community of 19th century Brockport.


Query from Athletics in response to a question they had from colleagues elsewhere about an early '70s Brockport athlete, Len Jankiewicz '73. Found some Stylus articles from back then, cropped etc. and sent on to them.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

A busy winter!

This winter we have been regrouping after a busy fall that included another exciting antiques roadshow featuring Brockport grad Bob Meringola and his merry band of appraisers! We have a lot of possible projects we are considering, e.g. a road tour or walking tour, an escape room etc. The Friends did purchase another round of expensive textbooks to be placed on reserve in the library for this spring. Do stop by and visit the Little Library and bench the group placed by Alumni House this past fall! (Photo by Richard Black of the Brockport Community Museum.)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Antiques Roadshow

Our second Antiques Roadshow was this past Saturday. Many thanks to Bob Meringola and his merry crew of expert appraisers for their work! Although we didn't have quite the crowds we did the first time, we had a good number of attenders, and the event generated about $800 for the Friends group to continue its good work.