Author Archives: Special Collections

Happy Birthday Mack Sennett!

Mack Sennett (January 17, 1880 – November 5, 1960) was a Canadian-born American director and actor and was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy in film and often coined the “King of Comedy.” His anarchic world of cross-eyed rubes, bearded villains, … Continue reading

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Remembering the Ludlow Massacre of 1914 for National Miners’ Day, December 6th

Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West by Scott Martelle (New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press. 2007)  recounts the events that led to the Ludlow Massacre, the culminating battle of the 1913–1914 Colorado coal miners’ strike. For several … Continue reading

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Veterans Day is November 11th

Glenn G. Bartle, first president of Harpur College, was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and served from 1942-45. He was appointed Commanding Officer of a V-12 Naval Unit at Swarthmore College. In addition to American troops, he … Continue reading

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Glenn G. Bartle exhibit now on view in Special Collections

Glenn G. Bartle, for whom the library building at Binghamton University was renamed 40 years ago, was a geologist, professor and college administrator. In the 1950s, he became president of Harpur College, which then became SUNY at Binghamton in 1965. … Continue reading

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October greetings from Special Collections!

“The singular structure and habits of the Bat have long since afforded the poets an emblem of darkness and terror, and induced them to consecrate this creature to Proserpine, their queen of Hades. … it is by no means allowable … Continue reading

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Here, There, and Everywhere: Traveling Through Special Collections

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. … Continue reading

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Libraries Awarded Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation Grant

The Binghamton University Libraries has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation to digitize important scholarship from our Max Reinhardt Archives & Library (Max Reinhardt Collection).   The Max Reinhardt Collection covers major aspects of the … Continue reading

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Not interested in Pilgrims? Here are some alternative Thanksgiving themed books, music, and poetry to help you survive the holidays

Conversational style: analyzing talk among friends by Deborah Tannen. New York: Oxford University Press. 2005. P95. T36 2005,  Alumni Authors Collection, University Archives This revised edition of Deborah Tannen’s first discourse analysis book, Conversational Style–first published in 1984–presents an approach … Continue reading

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Tracing the Origins of the Plimoth Pilgrims: Leyden, The Netherlands — the Pilgrims’ Home for Twelve Years (1608-1620)

Leiden (Netherlands). Archives.: Leyden Documents Relating to the Pilgrim Fathers.  Leyden:  E.J. Brill. 1920. The Pilgrims, the religious sect known as the Separatists, and who later established the Plimoth colony, sailed from England to the Netherlands in 1608.  They settled … Continue reading

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Origins of the Plimoth Plantation Pilgrims

Title page from The American Pilgrim’s Way in England to Home and Memorials… by Marcus Bourne Huish. London: Fine Art Society. 1907 Harvest festival observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth  Americans trace the Thanksgiving holiday to a 1621 celebration at the Plymouth … Continue reading

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