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Special Collections Thanksgiving break hours

Special Collections will be closed Thursday, November 26-Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving break. We will re-open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 30. Enjoy your break!

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Scientists finally get under the skin of a 13th century publishing mystery

Using an off-the-shelf pencil eraser and electrostatic technology first pioneered 2,500 years ago, University of York scientists have settled one of the great puzzles of pre-Gutenberg commercial publishing. Pocket Bibles, painstakingly inscribed by hand in their tens of thousands in the universities … Continue reading

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New trial database: Archives Unbound

Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward–from Witchcraft to … 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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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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