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Libraries are Fun!

Libraries may not be the first place you think of when trying to break up the tedium of work. When that library is the Library of Congress, though, perusing the largest library in the world may just be worth the effort.

Hidden amongst the card catalogs and reference items on the Library of Congress website is arguably the coolest search engine created: the prints & photographs online catalog. Maintaining an online database of approximately 65% of the Division's holdings, the online mechanism still produces about one million total images.

Luckily, Syracuse University has maintained both a storied athletic history and boasts one of the more attractive and historic campuses in the country. A quick perusal of the images produced through a "syracuse university" search yielded the following results:

- Archbold Stadium on a blustery college football afternoon;
- A view from, assumingly, Mt. Olympus down to the university proper (circa 1909);

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
(c. 1939)

College crews
(c. 1908)

(c. 1903)

Copies of images listed in the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog can be purchased from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. Given the unique nature of the items housed in the Library of Congress, such prints are terrific additions to any Syracuse fan's personal collection.

2 Responses to “Libraries are Fun!”

  1. # Anonymous Dave

    Libraries teach you things... like only white guys do crew and if I was born a hundred years earlier, I could have played running back at Syracuse.  

  2. # Blogger Ziomal

    Very nice! I like it. 1993 dodge grand caravan  

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