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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...
  • September 8, 2014 The Sinking of the SS Marine Electric Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships. More...

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  • SCI and the Merchant Marine during World War II, Part Two: 1942 August 2, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI Digital Archives Launches New Site July 19, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI and the Merchant Marine during WWII, Part One: 1939-1941 July 6, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • Merchant Marine Mural at 25 South Street June 6, 2012 by Rebecca Weintraub, Archives Fellow, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies For many years, a mural depicting the crucial role of the US Merchant Marine in the 1944 Normandy Invasion hung in the lobby of SCI’s... More...
  • SCI and the Titanic: Safety at Sea April 12, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist The sinking of the Titanic on April 15, 1912, became an international news story even before actual details of the event emerged. The speed and force with which the story took hold of the public’s sympathy and... More...
  • SCI and the Titanic: 100 Years Ago March 26, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist More...
  • SCI’s "Flying Bridge" March 19, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist Maritime Education During Word War II Here in the archives, the latest “project in progress” consists of a series of oral history interviews with veterans of the United States Merchant Marine, some of whom were active... More...