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Category: Tales from the Archives

Tales from the Archives: What does an archivist do?

What does an archivist do? This is the question that plagues every archives intern. I could tell you that an archivist –  Preserves history and cultural heritage –  Digitizes materials for accessibility –  Assists with research I could stress –  how an archivist selects what is significant and worth saving –  how an archivist describes the content and conditions of materials –  how an archivist preserves…

Tales from the Archives: Why Officer Muldoon Was Thankful

Last week many Saint Rose students participated in activities to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. Students wrote thank you notes to generous alumni for supporting the College and participated in friendly trivia competitions about their beloved Saint Rose. Weeks before Thanksgiving students remembered the meaning behind the holiday season and shared feelings of gratitude and warmth. Back in 1931, Saint Rose…

Tales from the Archives: Alma Mater

An Alma Mater is a college or university from which a student graduated. The phrase comes from the Latin words meaning “nourishing mother.” However, Alma Mater can also mean the school anthem or song. Over the years Saint Rose has had several songs associated with the college; songs like Mystical Rose, The Gold and White and Memories of Saint Rose.…

Tales From the Archives: Teaching Stars

  Professor John F. McGrath taught Chemistry and Natural Science at Saint Rose from 1961 to 1991. Professor McGrath was a World War II veteran and a graduate of Siena College. When he began teaching at Saint Rose he was one in a hand full of male professors.  In this 1963 photo, Professor McGrath takes his astronomy class to the…

Tales from the Archives: Course Catalog 1973-1974

Soon students will register for classes for the spring semester. Sometimes this can be a stressful task and you might be asking yourself, “what are the classes I have to take?” or “what are the classes I want to take?” Forty years ago, Saint Rose students struggled with the same dilemmas.  Flipping through the Undergraduate Course Catalog from 1973 to 1974 the…