Author Archives: Special Collections

New exhibit: What’s so funny in Special Collections? Humor comes in many forms!

Dr. Seuss once said “From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere” and this includes Special Collections. Humor can take many different styles and be included in a wide range of media from comic strips to … Continue reading

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Special Collections Talk: “Singing the Body Electric: Opera, Democracy, and Voice in the Poetry of Walt Whitman” on October 3, 2019, 12:00pm-1:00pm

The University Libraries’ Special Collections will host a talk by Dr. Robert P. Wilson, adjunct lecturer of English, on “Singing the Body Electric: Opera, Democracy, and Voice in the Poetry of Walt Whitman.” at noon Thursday, October 3, LN-2320, Bernard … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass: Walt Whitman’s Masterwork on Exhibit Beginning May 31st

Libraries and poetry lovers around the world are commemorating the 200th birthday of the great American poet, Walt Whitman, born on May 31, 1819, in West Hills, NY on Long Island. Writing and revising his collection of poems, Leaves of … Continue reading

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The Woman Who Dared to Vote: In Honor of Susan B. Anthony’s Birthday, February 15

On November 1, 1872, in an act of defiance against the election laws prohibiting women from voting, Susan B. Anthony, along with fifteen women from Rochester, New York’s eighth ward, registered to vote at the upcoming election. Entries in the … Continue reading

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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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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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