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Through its early development as a country up until today, many religious groups have endeavored to support the often-overlooked maritime workforce More...
  • SCI’s Most Clicked January 28, 2013 Explore the Institute’s most viewed website news articles from 2012, stories connecting mariners and those who support them. More...
  • 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. More...

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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...

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...

SCI and the Merchant Marine during WWII, Part One: 1939-1941 July 6, 2012

United States merchant mariners played a crucial role in securing victory for the Allied forces during the Second World War. SCI’s archival records bear witness to their valuable contribution and... More...

SCI Joins Queens College Special Collections October 14, 2011

SCI moves 178 years of archives chronicling the history of its service to mariners to the Department of Special Collections and Archives at Queens College, a leading repository of human rights... More...