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Special Collections Featured Book for February: Black Film as a Signifying Practice

Special Collections’ featured book for February is Black Film as a Signifying Practice: Cinema, Narration and the African-American Aesthetic Tradition  by Gladstone L. Yearwood. In this book, Yearwood explores cinema as part of the black cultural tradition. He argues that black film … Continue reading

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Woman Bookbinders 1880-1920 is our Featured Book for January 2016!

In the nineteenth century, hand-bookbinding was considered a trade. Only boys were eligible to enter the trade as apprentices and although women were heavily employed in commercial binderies they were not allowed to advance to higher branches of the trade. … Continue reading

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Construction has begun!

Construction has begun on the creation of a permanent exhibit space dedicated to Edwin A. Link, his life and work, pulling materials from Link Collections, which are held in the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections. The permanent exhibit will bring those collections … Continue reading

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This Nazi-era archive has brought people to tears. Now, it is open to the public.

It has been more than 70 years since the end of the war, but emotions have been running high in France since the government announced it would open the archives of the so-called Vichy regime that collaborated with Nazi Germany. The … Continue reading

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Join us for Murder and Mayhem on Friday, October 30!

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Free access to for NY State residents!

Your tax dollars at work!  Portions of pertaining to New York are free to NY state residents.  The New York State Archives partnered with Ancestry to digitize some NY state records of interest to genealogists.  The resulting databases are … Continue reading

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The Serpent Charmer is the Special Collections Featured Book for July 2015

The Serpent Charmer:  a Tale of the Indian Mutiny is an English translation of the 1879 French edition:  Le Charmeur de Serpents.  Published by Charles Scribner & Sons, this book is the First American edition.  Its highly decorated binding is … Continue reading

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I, Toto is Featured Book for June 2015

During the expansion of the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, Willard Carroll unearthed a leatherbound scrapbook from a site that was once a pet cemetery. To his amazement, its yellowing pages contained the rags-to-riches story of Terry, the female brindle … Continue reading

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Artworks in Special Collections

  The Tilly Losch Collection consists correspondence, diaries, photographs and other materials. But, did you know that the collection also features a large number of loose sketches, sketchbooks, and over 500 of her paintings? Tilly Losch Collection Finding Aid Come … Continue reading

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Nukporfe ensemble to perform May 8

A concert of traditional African music, directed by Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music James Burns and Adjunct Lecturer Elikem Nyamuame, will be presented by the Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May … Continue reading

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