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Time capsule 1940 mementos unearthed
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Time Capsule



Buried treasures, unearthed from the very foundations of the old Scribner Library,
include well-preserved papers—ranging from a Skidmore News and photos of the May Queen’s court to a New York Times front-page story reporting Hitler’s blitzkrieg—as well as a jeweled black choker often worn by founder Lucy Skidmore Scribner. The mementos, in a lidded metal box, had been sealed inside the cornerstone of the library when it was built in 1940; when the building was razed last October by its current owner, Empire State College, the cornerstone was saved and returned to Skidmore. Helen Garrett Dejnozka ’40 and both college presidents were among the celebrants at the grand opening of the capsule. —SR