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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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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985. Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including … Continue reading

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Writing Poetry to Save Your Life by Maria Mazziotti Gillan is Special Collections Featured Book for February 2014

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories by Maria Mazziotti Gillan is the Special Collections Featured Book for this month. This book combines Gillan’s personal story about her journey as a writer … Continue reading

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New Year Blues by Ginsberg is Special Collections Featured Work for January 2014

New Year Blues is contains two works by the poet Allen Ginsberg: “Christmas Blues” and “Macdougal Street Blues.” Ginsberg notes that “these are first experiment blues lyrics, one written waiting turn in St. Marks Church Xmas open poetry reading, & … Continue reading

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