In the spring of 2014, the library was contacted about a cartload worth of boxes containing silverware, porcelain and other household items believed to have belonged to the founder of Skidmore College, Lucy Skidmore Scribner.
The items were transferred to the Special Collections department and put under the care of staff member Jane Kjaer, who carefully researched and cataloged each item. This exhibit is a result of Kjaer’s research and curating work and showcases a sample of Mrs. Scribner’s items with a brief discussion of Victorian dining customs.
Exhibit curated by Jane Kjaer, Public Access Assistant
The exhibit will be on display in the Harris Lobby in the Scribner Library through the end of August.
Looking for a good read? Our Popular Fiction & Nonfiction Collection is constantly changing to add new titles, and includes current best-sellers, as well as other popular fiction and non-fiction books. These books may be checked out for two weeks and are on a first come, first serve basis. The books are arranged alphabetically by title on the shelves (located on the 1st floor of the Library, just west of the Circulation Desk) for browsing and can also be located in the Library Catalog by either title or author.
To search for books in this collection, go to the Advanced Search in the library catalog, LUCY, and select “Popular Fiction & Non-Fiction Collection” under Location.