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Mapping New York City’s Sailortown
SCI’s Senior Archivist explores the possibilities of combining the Institute’s archival record with other digital archives to learn more about the past. More...
  • May 16, 2016 SCI Awarded Maritime Heritage Grant SCI’s Archives department has received a grant from the National Park Service to map New York City’s maritime history in digital format. More...
  • July 30, 2015 Twenty-Four Hours on the Charles W. Morgan: Thoughts on the Maritime History of the Oil Industry SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer reflects on his experience last summer on board the Charles W. Morgan, a restored 19th-century whaling ship. More...

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  • 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...
  • SCI's Health & Wellness Clinics February 1, 2012 by Johnathan Thayer, Archivist The post-WWI shipping slump of the 1920s meant more sailors out of work and “on the beach,” a problem that only got worse with the 1929 stock market crash and the ensuing decade of Depression. For those with medical... More...
  • Medico Rooftop Radio Doctor’s Office January 4, 2012 by Jenny Frémont, Archives Fellow, Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies MAN PUT HIS TONGUE AGAINST REFRIGERATOR PIPE AND GOT IT FROZEN; HAVE THAWED IT OUT AND IT IS NOW BLISTERED AND SWOLLEN BUT NOT PAINFUL. ARRIVING... More...
  • Janet Lord Roper: SCI’s House Mother November 8, 2011 by Johnathan Thayer, Associate Archivist Janet Lord Roper served as SCI’s House Mother from 1915 until her death in 1943. Over nearly three decades, Mother Roper’s service to the seafarers at 25 South Street established her as one of the most... More...