RBSCP Blog

Dec 29, 2020US Presidents at the UR
by Melissa Mead
With the inauguration of president-elect Joseph Biden on January 20, 2021, the University of Rochester can count eight former or future presidents, and many more candidates for that highest office, among VIP visitors to campus.
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Nov 5, 2020"How Do I......"
By: Autumn Haag, Assistant Director of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
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Sep 2, 2020The Beecher-Tilton Scandal
by: Macy Lerner, a junior at Marlborough High School in Los Angeles, CA.
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May 26, 2020Where active concern becomes concerned action
by Melissa Mead
In 1921, 3-year-old Naomi Hooker and her family were targets of the Tulsa race massacre. While her older sister Olivia Hooker is credited the first African-American woman to enlist and serve in active duty in the Coast Guard, Naomi Hooker Chamberlain is believed to be the first African-American woman on the University of Rochester faculty.
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Feb 14, 2020"Who were my deaf predecessors?"
by Melissa Mead
Corinna Hill, PhD student in our department of history, sent in a newspaper clipping from 1921 that described six deaf students who attended the University at the same time.
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Dec 19, 2019Technicolor Victorians
By: Lev Earle, Special Collections Processing Archivist, RBSCP
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Nov 15, 2019On Ghosts
By: Lev Earle, Special Collections Processing Archivist, RBSCP
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