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Local History

Special Collections’ Maurice Leyden Diary Featured on NY Heritage Online Exhibit

A diary from the Maurice Leyden Collection in the Libraries’ Special Collections is featured on a New York (NY) Heritage online exhibit called Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State. The online exhibit charts the development and evolution … Continue reading

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Joseph H. Treyze Collection Featured on NY Heritage Website

Our Joseph  H. Treyze Collection of Civil War Patriotic Envelopes is one of New York (NY) Heritage’s featured online collections for January 2018. The Joseph H. Treyz Collection contains 149 patriotic envelopes printed during the Civil War. They represent the … Continue reading

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Our Book of the Month and Honoring those who fought in WWII

The Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (May 8 and May 9) is an annual international day of remembrance designated by Resolution 59/26  of the United Nations General Assembly on November 22, 2004. The resolution urges … Continue reading

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Help preserve history: Seeking photos and signs from the Binghamton Women’s March

We’re asking for your help in preserving local women’s history! The Libraries is documenting and collecting items from the Women’s March that took place in our community this year on Saturday, January 21. Items from other women’s marches, attended by people from … Continue reading

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Binghamton University Libraries’ receives $3,000 Women’s Suffrage grant

The South Central Regional Library Council (SCRLC) has awarded a $3,000 Women’s Suffrage Grant to the Binghamton University Libraries’ to digitize and transcribe four diaries from the Maurice Leyden Collection.  This project is part of a program to document the … Continue reading

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The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York State is Featured Book for February

 Special Collections commemorates Black History Month (African American History Month) with its featured book for February: The Search for the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York written by Tom Calarco, who calls himself an “Underground Railroad conductor.” He writes “… after getting … Continue reading

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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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