Category Archives: Special Collectons

A rare, first edition discovered within book sale donations

An incredible rare book was found during a review of the recent gift book donations. The novella, Under a Glass Bell, was written by Anaïs Nin in 1944. It is a first edition, and is one of 300 unnumbered copies printed at the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Inventors at Bartle Library

August’s Pop-Up Exhibit celebrates American inventors and their inventions. America is home to great inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and Orville and Wilbur Wright who invented the Airplane. Binghamton University and surrounding community are home … Continue reading

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On loan from the Libraries collections: one uniquely special “Human of Binghamton”

“When I was in college, I suddenly wanted to go to Russia more than anything else in the world. I started to learn Russian on my own and went to Russia in the summer of 1983, immediately falling in love … Continue reading

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Special Collections Lectures on Shakespeare

As part of the Libraries’ Special Collections’ Occasional Lecture Series, Richard Mackenney, professor of history at Binghamton University, will present three lectures on Shakespeare: Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 19 – “Alas, Poor Yorick: Shakespeare’s Infinite Jester” Noon-1 p.m., Tuesday, April … Continue reading

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Visit our new exhibit: “Windows in the Sea: The Life and Work of Marion C. Link”

Many are already familiar with the name Edwin A. Link and his impressive contributions to aeronautics, education, philanthropy, science, the community and the greater world. However, Marion Link, his partner and wife, was an equally impressive individual.  This exhibit represents her life … Continue reading

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Digital Collections Access

Due to a technical issue, we are experiencing slow response rates for loading images in several of our digital collections, including the Daniel S. Dickinson Statue Papers, Edwin A. Link, Jr. Digital Archives, Max Reinhardt Archives, and Vera Beaudin Saeedpour … Continue reading

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“Abruzzo” Donation Complements Libraries’ Italian Collection

Professor of French and Comparative Literature Sandro Sticcca  has continued a custom of many decades through his recent donation of two books to the Libraries’ Special Collections. “Gabriele D’Annunzio,” a richly illustrated book highlighting places in the Abruzzo region of … 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 Tilly Losch Collection: Downton Abbey as Seen Through the Archives

Another installment of “An Occasional Series in Special Collections” will take place on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Huppe Room in Special Collections located in the Glenn Bartle Library. In anticipation of the premier of Season … Continue reading

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Special Collections: First World War Presentation and Discussion

All are welcome to join this occasional series, “Good-bye to All That: The First World War and the End of An Era,” from 11:01-12:31 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Huppé Reading Room, Special Collections, Bartle Library. The presentation and discussion will be … Continue reading

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