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Retired mariner Gene Kelly shares his harrowing story of surviving the sinking of one of maritime history’s most notorious ships. More...
  • Seafarers and the Thirteenth Amendment July 29, 2014 The 1897 Supreme Court case Robertson v. Baldwin inspired a national movement to bring regulation of the merchant marine into the modern era, led by a reform contingent that included SCI. More...
  • The “Softer Side” of Seafarers May 13, 2014 Newspaper cuttings from SCI’s archives reveal the truth about seafarers of yesteryear. More...

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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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Labor Struggles on New York City’s Waterfront: A Visual History August 27, 2012

Queens College grad student Alexandra Dolan-Mescal examines SCI’s archival record of labor unions in early twentieth-century New York, discovering that seafarer welfare agencies like SCI were... More...

“Archival Theory and Religious Thought:” A Review of SAA 2012 August 16, 2012

SCI’s Archivist Johnathan Thayer attended the 76th Annual Meeting of the Society of American Archivists in San Diego, CA where he discovered religion and archives have more in common than one... More...

SCI and the Merchant Marine during World War II, Part Two: 1942 August 2, 2012

When the United States entered World War II, the nation drew on many resources for the war effort, including the Seamen’s Church Institute, which provided aid to seafarers in the merchant marine... More...

SCI Digital Archives Launches New Site July 19, 2012

Explorers need not climb into a dusty vault to view objects from New York’s maritime history at the Seamen’s Church Institute. A new, easy-to-use online interface allows anyone to access more than... More...