RBSCP Blog

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 as the first African-American woman to earn a PhD (1962) at the University of Rochester, 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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Nov 12, 2019Azariah Boody: Our Dandelion Fellow
by Melissa Mead
Azariah Boody (1815-1885) is remembered (when we remember him) for donating the land for the University’s first campus. But without him, there would be no dandelions, no Yellowjackets, no Dandelion Yellow, no Dandelion Day, no D’Lions...
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Aug 19, 2019Shedding Light on the University Mace, in Review
by Melissa Mead
No Inauguration or Commencement would be complete without the presence of this symbol of the President's authority. But the company that created the Mace did significant other work for the University that we see every day on the River Campus.
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