Did you know that Skidmore’s New Campus, as it was then known, officially opened on January 2, 1966, when the first 528 students moved into four new residence halls? The Lucy Scribner Library opened in the summer of 1966, the Filene Music Building in 1967 and the Dana Science Center in 1968. Learn more about the history of the land upon which Skidmore College now sits on our Digital Collections blog.
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Maureen Cummins is a book artist who lives and works in New York State. She graduated with a BFA from the Cooper Union School of Art, and has her own print shop/studio in Brooklyn. Her website states that she has produced over twenty-five limited edition artists’ books, twenty-one of which Skidmore owns.
On the eve of All Hallows’ Eve, and in the spirit of the season, two of her works are featured in our Digital Collections blog: “Ghost Diary” and “A Twentieth Century Version of Poe’s Classic Tale: The Masque of the Red Death.”
Skidmore College’s Special Collections & Archives holds a number of ancient Greek and Latin literature texts, 26 of which, dating from 1489 to 1875, have recently been photographed. Anna Hocker ‘17, a double major in Classics and History, is currently constructing a website dedicated to these texts. In addition to the photographs and metadata provided by the library, the website will provide synopses of the authors’ lives and literary productivity, and as well details about the publishers and printers. Learn more about this project on our Digital Collections blog.
Need to take a break? Check out our cool and spooky Frankenstein timeline! From Universal’s Boris Karloff and Abbott and Costello to Hammer’s Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee to American Zoetrope’s Kenneth Branagh and Robert DiNiro, Scribner Library has the Frankenstein movie for you.