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Syracuse University Libraries

Political Science

An SU Libraries' research starting points guide for political science

Special Collections Research Center

The SU Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) holds a variety of unique sources relevant to politics and public affairs.

Examples include original papers and other historical records and/or artifacts of:

  • Earl Browder (General Secretary of the U.S. Communist Party, 1930-1994; President of the U.S. Communist Political Association, 1944-1946)
  • Erastus Corning II (Served as Albany, NY Mayor for 41 years - 1942-1983)
  • Ted Koppel Collection (approximately 6,600 episodes of the ABC public affairs TV program Nightline, (Mar 1980-Nov 2005), accessed at a viewing station, Special Collections, 6th floor - Bird Library
  • American Political Campaigns (200 years of ribbons, press clippings, buttons, photographs and other political campaign paraphernalia are represented, including many U.S. Presidential election campaigns)
  • Edwin Diamond Political Audiovisual Collection (film/video and sound recordings of numerous political campaign commercials, Republican and Democratic Party conventions, televised political debates, press conferences and more - 1960s to 1990s)

Visit the SCRC website - for a complete list of SCRC holdings in politics, government and public administration.