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SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer reflects on his experience last summer on board the Charles W. Morgan, a restored 19th-century whaling ship. More...
  • An Interactive Historical Timeline of the Seamen’s Church Institute May 13, 2015 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 More...
  • An “Archival Intervention” January 30, 2015 Archivist Johnathan Thayer told 2015 American Historical Association conference attendees about the importance of SCI’s Oral History Project. More...

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Digging Out from Superstorm Sandy January 14, 2013

SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer tells of efforts to rescue and recover archival records stored in SCI’s weather-beaten seafarers’ center in Port Newark.

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SCI Archives Featured in Latest Issue of The American Archivist December 5, 2012

The Society of American Archivists published an article in the latest edition of their journal by SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer on the Titanic and the story told in SCI's archival records.

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The Joseph Conrad Memorial Library November 30, 2012

Although entertainment options have evolved for men and women at sea, reading and writing centers have played a part in helping seafarers stay connected for years. In this article by High School... More...

US Merchant Marine Oral History Project Launches November 12, 2012

A new initiative to capture the stories of the merchant marine via recorded interviews launches on the SCI Digital Archives website.

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SCI’s Women’s Council October 19, 2012

As part of the City of New York Student History Internship program, high school student Mohan Hasan spent a portion of his summer with SCI’s Archives researching the history of the Institute’s... More...

SCI and the Merchant Marine during World War II, Part Three: 1943-1945 September 25, 2012

In this third digital exhibit, SCI’s Archivist explores the valuable role of merchant mariners during the last three years of World War II.

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High School Students Explore Maritime History September 13, 2012

Archivists in the making joined SCI’s Johnathan Thayer to examine New York City’s valuable maritime history contained in the documents of North America’s largest mariners’ service agency.

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