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Archives and Special Collections: News

Archives and Special Collections is a repository for materials contained in a variety of formats: books, manuscripts, correspondence, journals, photographs, posters, maps, original drawings, theatre programs, archival documents, and other materials.

Highlighting New Websites

Fall 2018
Original Movie Poster Research Collection  -  Posters currently on display  -  10.1.18
American Juvenile Collection  -  Books currently in the display case  -  9.5.18
Summer 2018
Original Movie Poster Research Collection  -  Posters currently on display  -  8.31.18
Archive of Joan and John Digby - Highlighting Selected Private Press Publications  -  Added images of new donations to the collection  -  8.27.18
American Juvenile Collection  -  Added a description of the Norwood Elementary School Book Doctors Archive  -  7.31.18
Archive of Bob Brier, Ph.D.  -  Added 17 images  -  6.6.18
Spring 2018
Howard P. Gordon History of Opera and Musical Theatre Collection  -  Collection facts at a glance  -  5.10.18
Archive of Bob Brier, Ph.D.  -  5.10.18
Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection  -  Added an item to the "18th-19th Century Original Land Based Documents Finding Aid"  -  5.10.18
Original Movie Poster Research Collection  -  Posters currently on display  -  5.9.18
Archive of LIU Post - Mixed Media  -  4.25.18
American Juvenile Collection  -  Books currently in the display case  -  4.4.18
‣  Special Selections from the Reference Collection of the American Juvenile Collection
Clifford Nickels Carver Collection of Rare Books by John Milton - 4.2.18
In addition to the holdings list on the Archives and Special Collections webpage, the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection is now in the library catalogue - 2.22.18
Andrew Ippolito recently donated Almanacs to the Constance and Andrew Ippolito Collection (Cedar Swamp Historical Society Collection) which can be found on the Ippolito page, and these materials are currently being put into the library catalogue - 2.21.18
Updated Archive of Harvey Wolf Kushner, Ph.D. website  -  1.11.18
American Juvenile Collection: Highlighting Mother Goose  -  1.11.18
American Juvenile Collection  -  Description added for Mother Goose Sub-Collection. Images from this collection also can be found on the LIU Digital Commons webpage  -  1.11.18
Fall 2017
Archive of LIU Post’s PDK (Phi Delta Kappa) Chapter 1524  -  12.5.17
Archive of Milislav Demerec, Ph.D.  -  Album comprised primarily of condolence letters sent at the time of Milislav Demerec’s death. The album was owned by wife, Mary Demerec  -  11.29.17
Archive of Original Children's Letters to Juvenile Author Ellen Conford added  -  10.23.17
2 Photos of Lorber Hall (Hutton House) added to the W. E. Hutton II/Joan Chapin Families Archive website  -  10.10.17
Beat Collection of Karl Otto Patel  -  9.28.17
Andrew and Constance Ippolito Biography  -  9.6.17

Highlighting Classes

Fall 2018
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Professor Fernando Pena, Director of the Rare Book Program, Palmer School/LIU Manhattan Campus, will visit LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections with his Rare Book and Special Collections class on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7p. We will be discussing Collection Development.
Summer 2018
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Rare book binder Paul Belard presents a class at the Summer Honors Institute
Archives and Special Collections presented renowned rare book binder Paul Belard as part of the Summer Honors Institute for high school students. More information at: LIU Post's Summer Honors Institute Brings the Campus Alive in July.  
Spring 2018
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Archives and Special Collections hosted Professor Paul Kim and his Music History Class. Selections from the Original Movie Poster Research Collection were displayed while Professor Kim presented highlights from each movie represented.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Professor Manouvrier visited Archives and Special Collections with her class "Literacy Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Populations...." The class viewed materials from many different collections including the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection, the American Juvenile Collection, the Winthrop Palmer Irish Literature Collection, and various examples of first and limited edition Shakepeare publications.

Highlighting Selected Events

Fall 2018
Friday, October 12, 2018
On Friday, October 12, 2018 at 12:00p, Jarron Jewell, Acting Director of LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections, will visit LIU’s WCWP radio station to talk with program host Art Beltrone. Art was one of WCWP’s first student radio disc-jockeys. He is returning to help the Post Campus Community celebrate its 2018 Homecoming!
Summer 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018
An interesting article: Women Scribes: The Technologists of the Middle Ages by Dr. Robert Davis.
Spring 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018.
Recently, Post's Archives and Special Collections was contacted by a Research Associate in Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to help determine provenance on a dead-sea-scroll-jar antiquity. Read the Museum's blog.
Summer 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016.
AIIM/ARMA Long Island Chapter paid a scheduled site visit to LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections. After their meeting in the Archive, these archivists, records managers and information professionals toured the Library with the Head of the Reference Department.
Monday, June 27, 2016.
The Official Blog of the Newsletter of the Fellowship of American Bibliophilic Societies (FABS). - Long Island Book Collectors Annual Luncheon.
http://fabsclubnews. blogspot. com/ 2016/ 06/ long- island- book- collectors.html
Spring 2016
Saturday April 2 - Sunday April 3, 2016.
LIABDA Book Fair at the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, in affiliation with LIU and LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections.
Friday, March 4, 2016.
Special Collections Presents at English Professor Marge Hallissey's "Book Talk Group" - "Hutton House Lecture Series". Lorber Hall.
March 3 - March 31, 2016.
Archives and Special Collections exhibits its Shakespeare's First Folio Facsimile in LIU's Celebration of Shakespeare's Birthday and the 400th Year Commemoration of Shakespeare's Death.
February 9 - February 28, 2016.
Archives and Special Collections Presents "Highlighting Theodore Roosevelt: Selections from the Theodore Roosevelt Association Collection". Location: The Hutchins Gallery. B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library.
Fall 2015
November 12, 2015.
Visit from "The Book Doctors", a group of library students interested in book repair from the Norward Avenue Elementary School, Northport, NY. Paul Belard, Long Island's renowned book repairer/binder and teacher to the "Book Doctors", and Norwood Avenue School Librarian Linda Dickman were in attendance!
Saturday, October 31 and Sunday, November 1, 2015.
LIABDA Book Fair at the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, in affiliation with LIU and LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections.

Contact Information

Archives and Special Collections

B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library
LIU Post Campus
Long Island University
Brookville, NY 11548

Telephone: (516) 299-2880


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