Library Exhibits

Binghamton University Libraries showcase exhibitions each semester in order to increase awareness of the Libraries' rich and varied collections, services, and events, as well as promote University wide activities.

To view past Library Exhibits visit the Previous Library Exhibits webpage.

The Library Exhibits Committee encourages requests and suggestions for exhibits. Decisions for accepting an exhibit proposal are based on whether it meets the Exhibit Guidelines as well as on space, staffing, and funding considerations. 



The Long and Short of it :  The Miniature Book Collection

The Miniature Book Collection ExhibitBy definition, a miniature book is one that measures 10 centimeters or less in height. The Libraries' Miniature Book Collection consists of 116 books that spans four centuries from 1605 to 1991. Due to their size, age and/or rarity, miniature books are housed in Special Collections.


Often made with the thinnest paper, and printed with the smallest type, this collection consists of elaborately decorated bindings, simple paper wrapped covers, and books with wooden boards. Books on a variety of topics can be found in the collection, a collection that is rich in prose, poetry, philosophy, and religious writings with titles ranging from the classics (La divinia commedia) to the obscure (Napoleon: poeme). Authors represented in miniature include the humanists, the humorous, and the politicians such as Petrarch, Charles Dickens, and George Washington.

The Miniature Book Collection exhibit is now on display in the Special Collections department of the Binghamton University Libraries.

 


Make it happen : celebrating  international women's day

Spring 2015

International Women's Day - Make It HappenThe Glenn G. Bartle Library celebrates International Women's Day with "Make it Happen," an exhibit featuring books, posters, and Binghamton University campus activities that promote women's equality.

International Women's Day activities of the Binghamton University Globalistas are highlighted, along with the history of International Women's Day as an international endeavor. Posters from China featuring the event, which was made a national holiday, are also included.

Numerous books on the topic of women's studies written by Binghamton University faculty are displayed, along with feminist campus publications such as "Hera."

This exhibit is located on the 2nd floor of the Glenn G. Bartle Library.


Scientists throughout history | spring 2015


Scientists Throughout History The Science Library is featuring "Scientists throughout History," a collection of biographies and autobiographies that span both time and scientific disciplines. From the early alchemists such as Anna Maria Ziegerlin, to doctors of the 20th century such as Dr. Margaret Chung – these individuals have made a positive impact on society. Scientists have shaped our understanding of the world around us, improved and saved lives, and pioneered discovery and success for others.

Come visit the Science Library to view just a sample of the books in our collection that document the lives of those who've made their mark in science.

 


 King of Slapstick:  mack sennett and his work


Mack SennettProducer and director Mack Sennett presided over a motley crew of comedic talent that included Harry Langdon, Ben Turpin, Billy Bevan, Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle, Mabel Normand and the Keystone Kops, who slid, slipped and slapped their way across American movie screens. He was known as the innovator of slapstick comedy and film and was once dubbed “The King of Comedy.” Sennett's brand of crude slapstick humor proved to be highly popular with audiences and helped him become one of the most powerful men of early Hollywood. Sennett set up his famed Keystone Studios in 1912 and began cranking out one- and two-reel shorts by the hundreds. Among the pratfalls, chases, character stereotypes and pantomime, Sennett set the tone in Hollywood's early days and created the ground rules for American screen comedy that were to follow.

This exhibit features information about Mack Sennett’s work as well as stills from his movies taken from the John K. McLaughlin Collection of Popular Culture. The exhibit is located just outside of Special Collections in the North Reading Room (second floor) of the Glenn Bartle Library.

 

Last Updated: 2/6/15