<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Dropping Anchor at OCC

by Barbara Scheibel

<em>Edit Blog entry</em> The Poorhouse

by Rob O'Boyle

For more than a century, the Onondaga County “Poorhouse” served as a haven for the community’s most vulnerable citizens. Throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries the Poorhouse provided a refuge for thousands of patients, residents and those who cared for them.

<em>Edit Blog entry</em> 700 Years Ago on Onondaga Hill

by Rob O'Boyle

During the summer of 1966 students from Syracuse University, Westhill, West Genesee and Marcellus High Schools participated in an excavation of a Native American settlement under the direction off Professor James Tuck of the Archeology Department at Syracuse University.

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By: Carrie Coviello


<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Ground Broken 50 Years Ago on Construction of OCC Campus


By: Carrie Coviello


On October 25, 1968, a ground-breaking ceremony was held on to mark the beginning of construction of the OCC campus on Onondaga Hill. Did you know that the land that OCC now stands on was not originally where the College was located? Or that there was controversy on the location of where to build the campus?


<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Pogey Pond


by Rob O'Boyle

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By Deborah Bauder

OCC has a bit of a secret. Tucked in the trees on the edge of campus is a piece of local history that most people don’t even know is there. The General Ellis Cemetery, with a first recorded burial in 1798, has been largely forgotten by all but the most dedicated of local history buffs. And yet it houses a rather interesting piece of American history in its woody grove – the final resting place of one of Syracuse’s earliest pioneers.


<em>Edit Blog entry</em> Words and Music Express Gratitude

In honor of National Poetry Month OCC Archives is highlighting a piece of music written by Professor Emeritus Donald B. Miller. The connection between music and poetry is a natural one considering that both use rhythm, rhyme, and flow to tell a story or to express a message. In Professor Miller’s case that story is one of gratitude, and the words he so beautifully set to music convey the depth of our collective national appreciation for those members of the U.S. armed forces who made the ultimate sacrifice and remain posthumously unidentified.

<em>Edit Blog entry</em> March is Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History month. To celebrate, we’ve selected from the archives some images of women who have contributed to the scholarship, culture, and history of OCC over the years. Previously posted on the Archives and Special Collections page of Coulter Library’s website, you can now see them here.

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