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Books

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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Ben Franklin’s autobiography is the January Book of the Month for Special Collections

Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin, écrits par lui-meme et adressés à son fils, suivis d’un précis historique de sa vie politique, et de plusieurs pièces relatives à ce père de la liberté.  Benjamin Franklin. 1791. Paris: Chez … Continue reading

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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is Special Collections’ Featured Book for December 2014

Binghamton University Special Collections has selected The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, as its featured book for December 2014.  Written by Bill Cotter and Bill Young, longtime members of the World’s Fair Collectors Society, … Continue reading

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Tricky Treatise: inaugural talk of the Occasional Series in Special Collections

                  Special Collections hosted Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (the Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting. This event was the first of many presentation of the Occasional Series in Special Collections. Held … Continue reading

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Scary Good Rare Books: Tricky Treatise Event in Special Collections

An Occasional Series in Special Collections Tricky Treatise: Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of Witches) and European Witch Hunting Tuesday, October 28, 2014 2:00 – 3:30 pm Huppe Reading Room Special Collections Bartle Library Presentation and discussion led by Beth Kilmarx, Curator … Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of the Witches) is the Special Collections October Book of the Month

The Mallevs maleficarvm was produced to allow the clergy and the laity to understand and identify witches and their works. The text  is split into three sections. The first section argues why witchcraft is real and how dangerous witchcraft can … Continue reading

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Coming to Voice is Special Collections’ Featured Book for September 2014

As the academic year begins, Binghamton University Special Collections has chosen Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments, edited by Kelly Kinney and Sean Fenty, as its the featured book for September 2014.  This textbook serves as the basis for … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Art is Special Collections’ Featured Book for August 2014

In honor of August being Art Appreciation Month, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read is our featured book for this month. One of the greatest art critics in Britain to specialize in abstract art of the early and mid-20th century, Herbert Read won … Continue reading

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The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature is Special Collections featured book for June 2014

To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, Special Collections’ featured book for June is The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day edited by Byrne R.S. Fone. From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the poems of Allen … Continue reading

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