Daniel Sarmiento joins the Special Collections Research Center as curator, from the 20th century to the present day

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Daniel Sarmiento

Daniel Sarmiento joined the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University Libraries as Curator, 20th Century to the Present, effective April 1.

Danny has worked for Libraries since 2018, as Director of Administration. He holds a Master of Arts in English Literature, a Master of Science in Business Administration, and a Master of Library and Information Science specializing in the preservation of historical records. He has also taught English and writing at Shandong University in China and City College of New York.

Sarmiento comes to the SCRC with over five years of teaching experience and relevant knowledge of topics related to SCRC’s collection areas such as activism, social reform, radicalism in the arts, literature, studies on disability, black studies, and labor studies. In this position, Sarmiento will continue to develop, interpret and teach with materials from special collections from the 20th century to today.

It will use a restorative framework to fill gaps in historical and archival records by researching material and collecting evidence from individuals, groups, and events that are underrepresented in collections. He will organize exhibits in SCRC exhibit spaces, provide classroom presentations on the topic of primary source literacy, and promote modern collections while liaising with academic departments at Syracuse University . Sarmiento’s previous years of service with the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team at Libraries prepared him to pursue social justice work at SCRC.

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