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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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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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In Flanders Fields

Lieut.-Colonel John McCrae, left, author of the poem “In Flanders Fields” from the book In Flanders Fields and Other Poems (1919). During the early days of the Second Battle of Ypres during the First World War, a young Canadian artillery officer, … Continue reading

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The Codex Gigas (AKA The Devil’s Bible)

The Codex Gigas (English: Giant Book) is probably the largest extant medieval illuminated manuscript in the world, at 92 cm (36 in) tall. It is also known as the Devil’s Bible because of a very unusual full-page portrait of the devil, and the legend surrounding its creation. It was created … Continue reading

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Rare Book on English Gardening Stolen from the NY Book Fair

Stolen in New York The following book is missing, presumed stolen, from NY Book Fair, March 13, 2017. STEELE [RICHARD]. An Essay upon Gardening, Containing a Catalogue of Exotic Planes for the Stoves and Green-Houses of the British Gardens… York: … Continue reading

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Join us for the Panel Discussion: “Kurdish community perspectives: Impacting our world”

Join us today, April 20, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Binghamton University Art Museum All are welcome at a panel discussion reflecting the contributions of our faculty members to the learning, teaching and research of the Kurdish culture and the … Continue reading

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Special Collections Hours during Winter Break

    Binghamton University Libraries’ Special Collections will be open 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. during Winter Break (March 3-7, 2017) Enjoy your break everyone!

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Happy Halloween event!

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