Category Archives: Local History

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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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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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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Hockey in Broome County is Featured Book for December 2015

“The long-awaited Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena (“the Arena”) opened on August 29, 1973. An exhibition hockey game was played a monthe later before 4,620 curious spectators to officially introduce the sport to the area. Then came the regular season, … Continue reading

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Binghamton’s Castle: Its History and Recent Developments

In conjunction with the current exhibition The New York State Inebriate Asylum and Other ‘Abandonscapes’ by A.D. Wheeler, the Binghamton University Art Museum will host a public talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22. The talk, titled “,” will be … Continue reading

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Bringing Civil War Collections to Researchers

Materials from the Libraries’ Civil War Collections will be soon made available to researchers thanks to a 2015 Regional Data Bases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing (RBDB) Program grant from the South Central Regional Archives Council (SCRLC). The project plans to digitize … Continue reading

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Ghosts and Hauntings of the Finger Lakes is featured book for October

A murderer whose last words at the gallows were “Hurry up! I want to be in Hell in time for dinner?” A red door and a ghostly nurse that serve as a reminder of a deadly influenza epidemic? A long … 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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