Binghamton University Digital Collections
The Binghamton University Libraries’ Digital Collections is a gateway to born-digital
and retrospectively digitized materials unique to the Binghamton University community,
a small portion of which is restricted to on-campus only. The purpose of the Libraries’
digital collections is to provide access to materials in order to enhance scholarship,
teaching, and community engagement. The collection will continue to grow as more of
our collections are digitized and described, and as we develop partnerships with the
campus and community.
Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with the Libraries to develop digital
We invite you to explore our collections by clicking on the titles below.
Our Digital Collections
Oral History and Interviews
This collection includes oral history projects created by the Libraries as well as
collections of oral history interviews donated by researchers and community organizations.
Browse Oral History and Interviews
Local History Digital Collections
Local history resources focus on the history of Broome County and its surrounding
George E. Green Letter CollectionDaniel S. Dickinson Statue PapersJulie Cizenski Postcard Collection
Civil War Digital Collection
This collection includes digitized letters and diaries, many of which were written
by soldiers at the front, or in Army hospitals, to their family and friends back home.
Browse Civil War Collection
Binghamton University Music Recitals
An audio collection of concerts and recitals given on campus by students, faculty,
and outside musical groups. This collection includes access to the recordings (on-campus
only) and scanned copies of the programs.
Browse Recital Collection
Edwin A. Link and Marion Clayton Link Collection
Edwin A. Link and Marion Clayton Link were local inventors, industrialists and pioneers
in aviation simulation, underwater archaeology, and ocean engineering. The digital
collection includes scanned images and correspondence.
Browse Link Collection
Binghamton University Photograph Project 2000 - present
Includes over 100,000 digital photographs taken by the university’s photographers.
The images document important moments in the university’s history and also day to
day life on campus.
Browse University Photograph Collection
The University Archives houses a collection of materials relating to Binghamton University.
Digitised materials include campus publications, bulletins, reports, and photographs.
Browse University Archives
Vera Beaudin Saeedpour Kurdish Collection
Vera Beaudin Saeedpour started the Kurdish Heritage Foundation, Kurdish Library and
Kurdish Museum all out of her home in Brooklyn, NY in the early 1980s. The collection
includes digitized images of costumes and jewelry as well as weavings, crafts, carpets
and other textile art.
Browse Saeedpour Kurdish Collection
Max Reinhardt Archives and Libraries
Max Reinhardt was a celebrated theatre director. The collection includes digitized
promptbooks and photographs. Reinhardt's illustrious career takes on added significance
because it coincides with a major shift in the evolution of the modern theater: the
ascendancy of the director as the key figure in theatrical production.
Browse Max Reinhardt Archives
Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical Systems, and Civilizations
A web archive of the Fernand Braudel Center for the Study of Economies, Historical
Systems, and Civilizations. The activities of the Center fall loosely into four categories:
hosting international scholars, sponsoring major conferences and scholarly meetings,
initiating and supporting Research Working Groups, carrying on an active publication
program. The Libraries have preserved the entirety of the Center's website using the
web archiving service, Conifer.
Institute for Development Anthropology Papers
The Institute for Development Anthropology (IDA) was an independent, nonpartisan,
nonprofit research and educational institution founded in 1976 by Michael Horowitz,
Thayer Scudder, and David Brokensha. Their goal was to focus on themes of equitable
economic growth, environmental sustainability, resolution and social conflict, and
participatory government. The Libraries’ have digitized the Institute’s Working Papers
as well as a selection of reports.
Browse Institute for Development Anthropology Papers
Women's March Archives
A collection of images from the campus community and the community at large of the
January 21, 2017 Women's March. The collection includes images taken from the Binghamton
protest as well as protests from around the country.
Browse Women's March Archives
About our Digital Collections
Our main source of our digital collections is from the Libraries’ Special Collections.
While we have been digitizing materials from Special Collections for many years, this
represents a very small portion of our special collections. We encourage you to visit
our Libraries to view our unique Special Collections.
We also partner with other departments on campus to build digital collections in support
of research projects, digital scholarship projects, and exhibits.
Our digital collections platforms include Omkea and BePress’ Digital Commons. We use
Ex Libris’ Rosetta for digital preservation. We have also submitted several of our
collections to New York Heritage. We use Dublin Core for descriptive metadata.
Propose a Digital Collection
We are able to support the creation of new digital collections whether the materials
have been digitzed or not. Building a new digital collection provides preservation
and access, and ensures the availability of materials for teaching, learning, research,