Ray Smith “Documenting Dissent II” Open Forum

Positions of DissentInterested in student research? Students in Professor Joan Bryant’s African American Studies research methods seminar made use of resources from SU Library’s Special Collections Research Center to conduct research projects related to this year’s Ray Smith Symposium, Positions of Dissent. They will present their dissent-themed projects and archival discoveries in an open forum on November 28 from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m. in the Spector Room on the sixth floor of Bird Library. The event is open to the public.

The 2012–13 Ray Smith Symposium “Positions of Dissent” is grounded in the unique holdings of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), which fosters contemporary scholarship by linking researchers to tangible primary sources. Over the course of the academic year, SCRC will host five renowned scholars, each of whom works on the issue of dissent in a different field.

For more information, contact Lucy Mulroney, Curator of Special Collections, at ldmulron@syr.edu or 315.443.8538.


The Ray Smith Symposium Series was established in 1989 as the result of a bequest from the estate of SU alumnus Ray W. Smith ’21 to support symposia on topics in the humanities in SU’s College of Arts and Sciences. The symposium is named for the Auburn, N.Y. native who, after graduating from SU in 1921, was a highly respected teacher and administrator.





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