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The Plastics Collection
The digitized Plastics Collection at Syracuse University Libraries is comprised of images from our extensive plastics artifacts collection, photographs and drawings from plastics engineer, Edwin F. Bushman, a full run of the Antique Comb Collector's Club Newsletters, and images from the Syracuse Ornamental Company (Syroco) Catalogs.
Syracuse University Glass Plate Negative Collection
The images in this collection cover a wide range of Syracuse University history between the 1890s and the 1950s, including the campus grounds and surrounding area, athletic events, student traditions, and the Students' Army Training Corps of the First World War.
Gerrit Smith Collection
Gerrit Smith (1797-1874) was an American social reformer, abolitionist, politician, and philanthropist. Born in Utica, New York, he spent much of his life in nearby Peterboro. The collection includes portraits, correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, broadsides and other publications on such topics as abolition, suffrage, temperance, and land ownership.