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An Interactive Historical Timeline of the Seamen’s Church Institute
Founded in 1834, SCI’s historic records detail the development of maritime commerce in the City of New York from early days. An online photographic timeline created with Prezi opens the vaults of SCI’s collection of photographs, exposing how an Institute of yesteryear evolved into North America’s largest mariners’ service agency. More...
  • January 30, 2015 An “Archival Intervention” Archivist Johnathan Thayer told 2015 American Historical Association conference attendees about the importance of SCI’s Oral History Project. More...
  • November 14, 2014 Living History at Sea: Recording Oral Histories on the SS John W. Brown SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer found a living testament to the proud history and tradition of American merchant mariners who sailed during World War More...

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  • The Sinking of the SS Marine Electric September 8, 2014 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist based on an oral history interview conducted by Jennifer Frèmont More...
  • Seafarers and the Thirteenth Amendment July 29, 2014 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist This article is excerpted from research conducted as part of the PhD program in history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. More...
  • The “Softer Side” of Seafarers May 13, 2014 by Carmen Cowick, Archives Intern More...
  • New York’s “Sludge Boats” March 17, 2014 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • The Case of the MV Dubai Valour January 10, 2014 by Julie Zimmerman, Archives Intern More...
  • 25 South Street: “Post Office of the Seven Seas” November 6, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • Sermons to Sea-Land September 8, 2013 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...