Chancellor Erastus Haven
Erastus Otis Haven (1820-1881) became the University's second chancellor in 1874. The financial burdens from the Panic of 1873 left him little room to improve the University, so he directed his energies to strengthening both the curriculum and the University's relationship to the city of Syracuse. His papers contain his publications and correspondence as well as his autobiography.
A recently published pictorial history of Syracuse University, authored by SU archivists, contains more than 200 images captioned with stories and memories of more than 140 years of SU history, is now available at the SU Bookstore.
The Syracuse University Photograph Collection contains thousands of photographs of people, places, and events throughout the University's history.
This Timeline displays events related to the December 21, 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 and was created to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the tragedy.
The Archives is dedicated to preserving records that document the history, organization, policies, activities, and people of the University, and making those records available to researchers.
Materials in the Archives are available to all members of the Syracuse University community and to the public, except for certain collections that are restricted in whole or in part. This includes both University administrative data and faculty and staff collections.
This site is dedicated to the 270 men, women and children whose lives were lost in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 21, 1988.
Wendy Solomon Morton '89 lost a dear friend, Sandy Phillips, in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. After she visited the SU Archives she wrote and illustrated a children's book about the visit, Flipper and Dipper and the Treasures of 6 Bird.This 40-page look at the history and traditions of SU is a wonderful way for alumni to remember their years on "The Hill", and a way to share those years with their children and grandchildren. It contains stories and images of SU traditions as told by SU Archivist Ed Galvin. Accompanying this soft cover book is Flipper and Dipper's plush, new friend Toni. Proceeds from the book, which is being distributed through the SU Bookstore, go to the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives to help preserve the legacies of those friends and loved ones who were lost.