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Chancellor William P. Tolley

Chancellor Tolley

William P. Tolley (1900-1996), a 1922 alumnus, served as Syracuse University's seventh Chancellor from 1942 to 1969. Buildings such as the Newhouse Complex, Bird Library and Manley Fieldhouse were constructed during his tenure, but Tolley is also known for his leadership of the University during and after World War II, including the dramatic influx veteran enrollment due to the GI Bill. The Tolley Papers contain materials related to his time as a student and Chancellor, including correspondence, office files, awards, academic robes, speeches and lectures.

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Access Newsletter

Access Newsletter

The University Archives publishes two issues of Access each year, in the fall and spring.

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This picture appears in the latest issue of Access. Click below for additional pictures and the answer.

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SU Pictorial History

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.

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Photograph Collection Finding Aid

The Syracuse University Photograph Collection contains thousands of photographs of people, places, and events throughout the University's history.

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Twenty-Five Years of the Pan Am 103 Saga

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.

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    Pan Am 103 Timeline

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Our Mission

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.

Records Include:

  • Papers of Chancellors and Board of Trustees
  • Records of schools, colleges, and departments
  • Papers of more than 250 faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Publications
  • More than 750,000 visual images
  • More than 5,000 films and videotapes
  • Nearly 24,500 theses and dissertations
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Memorabilia

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.

Preserving our history


Pan Am Flight 103/
Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives

Pan Am

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.


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