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BingULibraries Connections

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A Message from the Dean of Libraries

This newsletter features stories about the Libraries’ Center for the Study of the 1960s, that will have its official launch Sept. 21, during Homecoming weekend, as well as a profile of notable ... Read More

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All You Need is Love

For Stephen McKiernan ’70 (left of photo), the initiative to create the Center for the Study of the 1960s did not happen overnight. He has been deeply connected his entire life with the decade he grew up in, and this connection includes trying to better understand his generation, the personalities that helped shape those times, and who he is and why he needs to know more about his growing up years. These years were, and still are, the times he loved best.

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Writer Plans Support for Libraries in her Will

Poet and biographer Molly Peacock ’69 said she found herself as a writer when she was a student at Binghamton University. Many of her papers and manuscripts make up a unique collection in the Libraries’ Special Collections and University Archives located in the Glenn G. Bartle Library at Binghamton. Recently, she outlined an estate plan to ensure those documents and more remain available as resources on campus in perpetuity.

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What our Students Learned from Listening to Alumni

Kevin Agyapong and Misty Rodriguez, library student assistant workers, processed audio interviews with Harpur College alumni from the 1960s to mid-1970s. Both have found working on this project to be impactful. As Misty notes, “even the small privileges that we take for granted were once the struggles of an earlier generation.”

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Remembering Harpur: Interviews with Harpur College Alumni from the 1960s to the mid-1970s

These alumni were extraordinary. Many were first – in their families, ethnic community or gender – to have careers in which they would make breakthroughs in medicine, write award-winning books, change policies, break glass ceilings and make the burdens of the world seem lighter. There is a passion for ideas and the world that unites this generation. You will feel it in their interviews for Binghamton University’s Alumni Oral History Project.

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Last Updated: 8/30/19