Visual History of Memorial Library


Visual History of Memorial Library


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This virtual exhibit focuses primarily on a visual history of Memorial Library. It represents the library's history on campus including multiple locations, the creation of Memorial Library in 1961, the renovation period, and highlights several spaces and services from the past.

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College Archives, Exhibit, Exhibition, Memorial Library


This project was originally intended to be a permanent physical wall-exhibit throughout the various floors of Memorial Library. The selection and descriptions were created prior to the Pandemic by a team of librarians. This original plan to implement the physical exhibit was put on pause during COVID-19. In 2021, Jeremy Pekarek, repurposed the curated photographs and descriptions, into a virtual platform.

Exhibit co-creators include Jeremy Pekarek (archivist & instructional services librarian, SUNY Cortland), Janet Ochs (coordinator of the computer applications program, SUNY Cortland), Jennifer Moore (instructional services librarian, SUNY Cortland), and Hilary Wong (instructional services librarian, SUNY Cortland).

Visual History of Memorial Library