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May 22, 2019
Taking the Prize for Student Life Contributions
By Melissa Mead
A question from Dean of Students Matthew Burns in the Spring 2019 issue of Rochester Review asked for the history of the Seth H. and Harriet Sprague Terry Prize, our earliest prize established to honor contributions to student life.
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Feb 1, 2019
The University Portfolio, in Review
By Melissa Mead
The recent transfer to the University Archives of a group of 19th and early 20th century stocks and bonds sheds light on the University's early investment decisions and the generosity of its donors.
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Aug 6, 2018
The Eastman Theatre Library, in Review
By Melissa Mead
How does a library just vanish? Supplemental information for the Ask the Archivist column in the July-August issue of Rochester Review
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Jun 14, 2018
Baseball and Frank Zappa, in Review
By Melissa Mead
A recent "Ask the Archivist" column posed questions about the early history of baseball at the University, and Zappa's performances in Rochester -- a reader calls "foul!"
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