Author Archives: jgreen

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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The impact of gender on Civil War suicides/everyday life of a Civil War soldier

Visit the Libraries from noon-1 p.m. today, Wednesday, April 15, for the latest installment of Special Collections’ Occasional Lecture Series. Diane Miller Sommerville, associate professor of history, and Yvonne Deligato, University archivist, will present the “Civil War Experience and Artifact: … Continue reading

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Civil War talk to be held in Special Collections

On Wednesday April 15, 12-1 p.m., Diane Miller Sommerville, Associate Professor of History and Yvonne Deligato, University Archivist will be giving a presentation as part of the Special Collections Occasional Lecture Series.  The talk is titled “Civil War Experience and … Continue reading

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Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay is Special Collections Featured Book for April

Binghamton University Special Collections Featured Book for April is Robert Bolt’s screenplay for Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay from the John McLaughlin Collection based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. British playwright, Robert Bolt (1924-1995), and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the … Continue reading

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Miniature Book Exhibit in Special Collections

By definition, a miniature book is one that measures 10 centimeters or less in height. The Libraries’ Miniature Book Collection consists of 116 books that spans four centuries from 1605 to 1991. Due to their size, age and/or rarity, miniature … Continue reading

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Over 25,000 early English books released into the public domain

Since January 2015 over 25,000 early English texts from 1473-1700 have been released online to members of the public under the CC0 Public Domain Dedication through the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP). Since 2000, the university libraries of Michigan and Oxford and ProQuest have been … Continue reading

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