“Alumni Writings in the University Archives”


In December 2003 the University Archives mounted an exhibition of examples of the numerous Alumni writings held by the University Archives. The exhibition ran in the Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center until April 2004.

The Syracuse University Archives is a repository for the records that document the history, organization, policies, activities and people of the University, and where students, faculty and the general public may use those records for academic, scholarly or personal research.

The Archives is pleased to count alumni among those who have deposited personal papers. Among collections housed in the Archives are the papers of author and playwright David H. Wallace '10; commercial artist and children's author Virginia Andrews '24; clergyman, author and lecturer Harry Webb Farrington '07; poet and writer Josephine Scremin Aichner '56; journalist and war correspondent Dewitt Mackenzie, '07; lecturer and 1884 graduate Rev. Arthur Copeland; and Post-Standard columnist Dick Case '56.

In addition to these the Archives holds selected writings of varied types donated by alumni authors, their families or colleagues.

The Archives also holds a record set of all Syracuse University Press publications back to the mid 1940s. Many of these books were authored by SU alumni. As resources permit, processed collections of alumni writings are added to our website.

Any alumnus who would like to discuss depositing his or her papers with the Syracuse University Archives may contact us at archives@syr.edu or by calling 315-443-3335.