Category Archives: Local History

Local History

Binghamton University Civil War Collections added to New York Heritage Research Portal

Five of Binghamton University’s Civil War Collections have added to New York Heritage, a research portal for students, educators, historians, genealogists, and anyone else who is interested in learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. The … Continue reading

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We want to hear from you (and, give you pizza)!

              The Libraries will host its first-ever Student Advisory Meetup from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 8.  We want your insights on our initiatives, including services, policies, library space and collections. The meetup is a forum to learn … 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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Two from the Libraries Honored with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

The Libraries is proud to announce that Jill Dixon, faculty librarian and director of Public Services; and Laurie Kolosky, senior circulation assistant/library cashier; are both recipients of the 2015 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence!  They will be officially recognized tonight at the … Continue reading

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Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York is Special Collections’ Featured Book for August 2015

In honor of a national pastime, Ball, Bat & Bible Baseball and Sunday Observance in New York, has been selected as the featured book for August 2015.  Written by Charles DeMotte, baseball historian, this book chronicles the social and moral … 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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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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Edwin A. Link Jr. highlighted in Elks Magazine May 2014 issue

Edwin A. Link Jr. is the topic of a story in the recent issue of Elks Magazine.  This magazine is the official publication of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elk of the United States, and has a circulation of over 850,000 … Continue reading

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Hockey in Broome County is Special Collections Featured Book for May 2013

In honor of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Hockey in Broome County (2005) is Special Collections’ Featured Book for May 2013. The Binghamton Senators, AHL-affiliate and farm team for the Ottawa Senators, may not have gotten far in the Caldor Cup playoffs but … Continue reading

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Special Collections’ Civil War Collections featured in BU’s Discover-e magazine

Binghamton University’s Discover-e magazine featured images of materials from Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections’ Civil War Collections. The Binghamton University Libraries Civil War Collections consist of sixteen individual collections of materials. Together the collections contain over 1700 letters, diaries, photographs, … Continue reading

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