Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Name this machine!

Recently the archivist shared some photos of Greg Scarborough who was a physics professor here from 1958-89, with his son Mark. In one of the photos, from 1958, Professor Scarborough is in the lab, at a machine; can anyone ID the machine? We're pretty sure it isn't a roulette wheel ;-)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Brockport Beats Army!!!

The 1955 Brockport men's soccer team, coached by Huntley Parker, was a real force to be reckoned with. They beat Army at West Point and were the national champions that year. Here they are at West Point for that famous game!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Can you read this?

The question refers to the letter shown here. It is a scan of a letter Mary Jane Holmes, noted Brockport author of a century ago, wrote to a friend in 1884. The letter, as was the common practice then, was written in cursive penmanship. Nowadays many younger people do not learn cursive writing in school, and when confronted with a handwritten document like this are often at a loss to read it. The letter will be posted soon in the Mary Jane Holmes section of our Digital Commons; perhaps we should make a print transcription of it first!