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Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project
Welcome to the home of the Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project (SSMP) of the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative.
The SSMP offers on-going exploration of the contemporary and historical life of Saratoga County and Skidmore College. Overseen by the MDOCS Director and in coordination with participating on campus programs and community partners, the Skidmore-Saratoga Memory Project documents the rich history and cultures of Saratoga County and the contribution of historical and contemporary figures on the national and international stage.
The Memory Project balances critical inquiry with the goals and interests of community partners and the broader public. This website will make available materials collected in the course of the Project.
Major projects include a database of historical maps of Saratoga Springs, accompanied by a website, Saratoga Springs in 250 Years of Maps and oral histories collected from members of the Skidmore and Saratoga area communities.
Recent additions include research into African-American baritone Harry T. Burleigh's Saratoga connections, the voices of Latinx members of the community, and tales of the Flurry Festival and Beekman Street Arts District.
As additional resources -- including oral histories, archival collections, exhibits and more -- become available, we look forward to sharing them.