Here, There, and Everywhere: Traveling Through Special Collections

Summer in New York State, 1948, published by the New York State Department of Commerce. Local History Collection.

This past summer, Special Collections was delighted to have Sarah Alender as an intern, who is working toward her MLS at the University of Wisconsin-Milwalkee School of Information Studies.

While here, Sarah was given the opportunity to create an exhibition. Working with Head of Special Collections, Blythe Roveland-Brenton, and Special Collections Librarian, Jean Green, she created “Here, There and Everywhere: Traveling Through Special Collections.” The exhibit features materials from a wide variety of collections including the Local History Collection, the Tilly Losch Collection, the National/International Postcard Collection and the Haggerty Collection. The materials displayed provide the opportunity to travel the world during different eras without ever leaving Special Collections!

With these materials, you are taken on a voyage, first traveling within the local area and New York State region, on to the rest of the U.S.,  and then traveling throughout the world.  From Binghamton, New York to Leningrad in the former Soviet Union, and from the 18th century until the turn of the new millennium, it is truly a grand tour.

Die Schweiz: kleiner Reiseführer / herausgegeben von der Schweizerischen Verkehrszentrale Zürich
und Lausanne, 1929.
Max Reinhardt Collection. DQ16 .S35 1929

Please stop into Special Collections to see “Here, There and Everywhere: Traveling Through Special Collections.” You will be surprised where Special Collections materials can take you!

Our hours are Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. We are located on the second floor of the Glenn Bartle Library off of the North Reading Room.

The exhibition will be on view through October 12, 2018.

Postcard of the Grand Cascade at Peterhof (Petrodvorets), Leningrad, U.S.S.R., 1966. From the International Postcard Collection.

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