The exhibition is sponsored by Syracuse Architecture and the Syracuse University Libraries. Co-curated by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubel, “Never Built New York” features a selection of architectural projects proposed for New York that were never completed.
The exhibition Goudy @ Syracuse: A Legacy by Design, will be on display in Bird Library’s 6th floor gallery through May 13, 2018. Curated by Andrew J. Saluti, with William T. La Moy, it tells the story of the preeminent American designer and typographer Frederic W. Goudy and his long connection to Syracuse University.
Through a selection of rare books, printed ephemera, and other archival materials, as well as original sketches and markups for the 2016 Sherman typeface design adopted for the University’s visual identity, this exhibition explores the impact and importance of the famed type designer and celebrates the strong historical ties and entwined legacy of Goudy and Syracuse University.
An opening reception will be held in conjunction with Orange Central on Thursday, October 5 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. on the 6th floor of Bird Library.
For more information, visit https://library.syr.edu/scrc/programs/exhibitions.
On August 18, Syracuse University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center will hold an open viewing of materials from its collections that document the efforts of people who championed equality, peace, kindness and compassion. The viewing will be held noon to 2 p.m. on the sixth floor of Bird Library.
Highlights of materials that will be on view include a signed statement on religious tolerance by Mary Queen of Scots; an original letter from Frederick Douglass about the Jerry Rescue; letters from migrant workers in the papers of Prudence Wayland-Smith who was a social activist dedicated to migrant reform in central New York; posters from the collection of environmental and social justice activist Kath Buffington; Malcolm X’s handwritten letter to Alex Haley expressing his insights about the possibility of interracial harmony; drafts of Albert Schweitzer’s essays about the dangers of nuclear proliferation; original trial notes from Francis Biddle, Attorney General of the United States under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and member of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg; and much more.
All are welcome!
The Special Collections Research Center at Syracuse University Libraries, in conjunction with The Salt City Comic-Con, will host a special viewing of original comic art and a panel discussion on Friday, June 23, 2017 in Bird Library.
The one-day viewing will be held on the sixth floor of Bird Library from 10:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. It will feature selected original works by comic masters including Hal Foster (Prince Valiant), Frank Robbins (Johnny Hazard), Stan Drake (The Heart of Juliet Jones), Irwin Hasen (Dondi), and more. Casual fans, hard core collectors, and art historians are invited to view original comic and cartoon art from industry legends maintained in the Syracuse University collections.
The Friday evening panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. will be held in the Peter Graham Scholarly Commons on the first floor of Bird Library. The panel will explore and discuss the many original comic art treasures in the collection. Panelists will include Craig Yoe, comic art historian and publisher, and Dan Herman, publisher of Hermes Press and also a well-regarded comics art historian. Pop culture and marketing expert Ed Catto, of Bonfire Agency, will moderate the panel. These events will serve as “Salt City Comic-con eve” activities to celebrate the convention.
This event is free and open the public. Syracuse University’s Bird Library is located at 222 Waverly Avenue. Door prizes will be awarded to random attendees of the panel discussion. Additional information on schedules, guests, tickets and cosplay can be found at www.SyracuseComicCon.com.
Salt City Comic-Con celebrates Geek Culture in Syracuse, the Finger Lakes, and all of Central New York. This growing convention, designed for both hardcore collectors and everyday pop-culture fans, stuffs myriad marvels into two action-packed days. Sponsorship and other inquiries can be directed to: SaltCityComicCon@gmail.com
Then-senator John F. Kennedy visited Syracuse University to give the commencement address in June 1957. That speech, which encouraged students to pursue careers in public service, has been the focus of news coverage in conjunction with the centennial of Kennedy’s birth on May 29.
University Archivist Meg Mason was featured in a story by Channel 9’s Jennifer Sanders:
Veteran storyteller Sean Kirst wrote about the event for Syracuse University News: