Jun 29, 2018Harlan Ellison's A Boy and His Dog: A Matter for Debate
by Melissa Mead
When the UR Cinema Group presented the film version of Harlan Ellison's "A Boy and His Dog" on January 28, 1977, it began an almost semester-long debate about sexism and freedom of speech, culminating in a campus visit by Ellison to debate the UR students.
Jun 29, 2018The Political Gymnasium
Written by Alison Reynolds
Jun 14, 2018Baseball 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!"
May 8, 2018Rochester, New York Voices of LGBT History
Rochester, New York Voices of LGBT History may now be heard! This digital archive preserves and makes public the 200+ unedited audio and video recordings used for Shoulders To Stand On, a documentary that reveals Rochester's rich yet largely unknown LGBT history.
Apr 26, 2018"Poetry as a Homeland": A Willing Book Collection
What follows is a condensed version of the winning essay and annotated bibliography submitted to the Book Collecting Contest by Erin O'Malley, a freshman majoring in comparative literature at the University of Rochester. The Friends of the University of Rochester (FURL) Student Book Collecting Contest has taken place for over twenty years. The contest is open to both UR undergraduates and graduates, through the submission of an essay that describes the purpose and method behind their book collection, why it is meaningful to them, and their ideas for its future development. The collections are not judged on size or monetary value, but instead on how the entrant describes the importance the collection holds for them personally.
Apr 10, 2018Elizabeth Hollister Frost (1857-1958)
Written by Cirse Mendoza. For our "Gender and Sexuality in Social Protests and Film" class, we had to form collective groups on a topic we are passionate about. My group and I decided to do research at RBSCP on Rochester’s unknown women. There are so many important women who made differences in our society, whose contributions have been forgotten, so in this series of five blogs you will learn a bit more about some of these women and how they impacted each one of the members of this collective.
Apr 10, 2018A Look into Virginia Moscrip’s Life
Written by Emily Palacio. Hello, and thank you for reading this blog! For my film class, "Gender and Sexuality in Social Protests and Film," we had to form collective groups on a topic we are passionate about. My group and I decided to do research at the RBSCP about Rochester’s unknown women. There are so many important women who made differences in our society, whose contributions have been forgotten, so this is one in a series of five blog posts where you will learn a bit more about some of these women and how they impacted each one of the members of this collective.
Mar 27, 2018Witch Cake Part 2: The Salem Connection
By Steffi Delcourt (PhD student, Dept. of English)
Mar 26, 2018Searching for Ward's--and finding him
by Melissa Mead
In 1860 a new professor joined the University--he was absent from the classroom more often than not, but his impact has been as long-lasting as any of the fossils he collected on our behalf.
Mar 13, 2018Witch Cake 1: A Scottish Conundrum
By Steffi Delcourt (PhD Student, Department of English)