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!"
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)
Mar 7, 2018Imagining Alexander the Great
By Ashley Conklin (PhD student, Department of English)
Feb 26, 2018L'Affaire Schlauch
By Kyle Huskin (PhD candidate, Department of English)
Feb 22, 2018Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey!
by Elizabeth Call
Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925-April 15, 2000)