Peter H. Bridge Musical Composition Collection
Copies of musical compositions by Peter H. Bridge, 1951-2010. The original manuscripts are held at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Each piece includes descriptive notes about the music and its composition. There are some variations and CDs of performances.
Frances R. Conole Archive of Recorded Sound
The Conole Archive is an extensive collection devoted primarily to the preservation of vocal performances recorded over the last ninety years. The archive contains over 50,000 disks and tapes, with emphasis on opera singers between 1900-1960. More than 3,000 singers are represented in 4,000 complete performances of over 400 operas. Although the collection stresses vocal music, there are also holdings of performances by major symphonic conductors and numerous recordings of the spoken word, with emphasis on the history and politics of our time.
Cataloging of the Conole recordings is in progress. The recordings do not circulate and copies of recordings are not made. Listening equipment is provided in the Special Collections Reading Room. Advance notice of at least 24 hours is required for patrons wishing to use listening equipment.
The Conole Archive is located in the Library Annex@Conklin and must be paged.
The Libraries maintain a collection of over 200 motion pictures, including classics
of artistic and historical importance and films created as projects for the University's Cinema Department. This collection is chiefly intended for use by cinema students, and permission to
borrow films must be obtained in writing from the Cinema Department.
Hagan Collection of Phonograph Records
This collection of phonograph records was donated by the family of Professor of Emeritus
of English, John H. Hagan, who taught at Binghamton University for twenty-seven years.
Largely classical and jazz, the cataloging of this collection is in process. The recordings
do not circulate and copies of the recordings are not made. Listening equipment is
provided in the Special Collections Reading Room. Advance notice of at least 24 hours
is required for patrons wishing to use the listening equipment.
Arthur Schnitzler Collection
A microfilm copy (41 reels) of materials from an archive held by the University Library in Cambridge, England. The collection includes copies of his works, translations, personal letters and other personal papers of the author.