What is Display to Archives?

The Display-to-Archives Program is an ongoing, campus-wide effort begun under President Stephen Weber in 1988 to recognize, exhibit, collect, and promote access to SUNY Oswego faculty’s scholarly and creative work. Faculty are invited to donate copies of their recent published professional work—books, chapters, articles, music scores, media, translations, etc.—or material such as programs and reviews related to their recitals, exhibitions, theater productions, etc. Material from the past two years forms two exhibits a year in the Library’s lobby, which run continuously. Older donated material goes directly into the College Archives. The Display-to-Archives Program's aim is to collect and make accessible the professional work of our faculty that meets the SUNY Board of Trustees’ criteria for scholarly and creative work.

The faculty displays in the entrance lobby of Penfield are changed frequently. The date for getting material to the Library for the next exhibit and bibliography is March 1st. Following each display, the donated materials become part of the Library's permanent collection and are cataloged for the "Faculty Publications" section of the College Archives in Special Collections. Though this program was initiated for faculty, staff also participate and add to the impressive range and depth of scholarly and creative work done at SUNY Oswego. Each year a reception will be held to honor all participants.

How to Participate

To participate material should be sent to the Director of Libraries, or the Special Collections Librarian, in Penfield Library, Bldg # 17.