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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 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...
  • Living History at Sea: Recording Oral Histories on the SS John W. Brown November 14, 2014 SCI Archivist Johnathan Thayer found a living testament to the proud history and tradition of American merchant mariners who sailed during World War II. More...

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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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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...