May 24, 2022

Syracuse University In Tug-of-War Over Historic Malcolm X Letter

From the The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY): Sitting in his hotel room in Saudi Arabia in April 1964, civil rights activist Malcolm X penned a letter on hotel stationery to his friend and co-author, Alex Haley. [Clip] Now, Haley’s son wants that letter back. A rare documents dealer working with William Haley says the letter is […]

Syracuse University Library Plastics Collection Expands Online Presence

From SU Library News: The Syracuse University Library has launched a redesigned and expanded website devoted to its extensive Plastics Collection. The new site ( now offers approximately 3,000 objects with high quality photographs, information about plastic materials and processes, and twice the previous number of biographies and company histories. Of particular note, viewers can […]

Syracuse University Library Dean & University Librarian Susan Thorin Nominated to National Museum and Library Services Board

From Syracuse University: Suzanne E. Thorin, dean of libraries and University librarian at Syracuse University, was nominated to the National Museum and Library Services Board by President Obama on March 12. She is one of three individuals nominated by the president to serve as an adviser to the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) […]

Syracuse University Library Prepares to Launch Marcel Breuer Digital Archive

From the  Syracuse U. Library: On Friday, March 23rd, Syracuse University Library will launch the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive. The website represents a collaborative effort headed by the Library to digitize over 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters, and other materials related to the early career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture […]

New York Resident Donates Collection of 2,000 Cookbooks to Syracuse University Library

From the Syracuse Post-Standard: For decades, Joan Green hid a secret in the basement of her Cazenovia [NY] home. Stacked on a series of ever-expanding shelves sat row after row of cookbooks. French, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, anything Julia Child and newer additions from famed Food Network chefs like Ina Garten and Mario Batali: Green […]

Syracuse U. & The King Center Announce Audio and Visual Digitization Project

Wonderful news! From Syracuse University Library News: The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) and Syracuse University announce The King Center Audio and Visual Digitization Project, a collaboration that will ensure that the slain civil rights leader’s legacy will be preserved for generations to come. Working with the Atlanta-based […]