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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

Winter 2019
Original Movie Poster Research Collection  -  Posters currently on display  -  1.9.19

2018 New Websites

Fall 2018
American Juvenile Collection  - In Celebration of Clement C. Moore's "Night Before Christmas". Selections from Clement C. Moore titles housed in the American Juvenile Collection.  -  12.10.18
Original Movie Poster Research Collection  -  Posters currently on display  -  12.9.18
Saidie Scudder Archival and Book Collection  -  Added cover images from items in the collection  -  12.5.18
American Juvenile Collection  -  Added a description of the Archive of Gallup Youth Views  -  11.19.18
William Randolph Hearst Art Archives  -  Added links to this collection in the Artstor database  -  11.7.18
Saidie Scudder Pre-publication Artworks and Book Collection  -  Revised list of highlighted authors  -  11.5.18
Archives of the WCWP Radio Station  -  Added images of Art Beltrone  -  11.4.18
William F. Rozea's First Home Run Baseball Hit at LIU Post  -  10.29.18
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

2017 New Websites

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, December 18, 2018
Archives and Special Collections held an event for the Norwood Elementary School "Book Doctors", a library class of 10 nine year olds who want to learn all about the book and how to repair one. For more information, see the LIU press release and the FIOS television coverage.
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

Winter 2019
Presenting Artworks from the Ray Johnson: A Bad Archive - Donor Joan Harrison
Ray Johnson and A Book about Death
In 2010, recently retired LIU Post Art Professor, Joan Harrison, curated the ABAD exhibition at LIU Post in the SAL Gallery. The exhibition was a tribute to artist Ray Johnson and his artwork A Book About Death. In 2011, Joan generously donated all the 2010 ABAD exhibition materials, art postcards, several artworks and archives to LIU Post's Archives and Special Collections.

Two years later Matthew Rose, longtime friend and collaborator of artist Ray Johnson, donated additional boxes containing 1,000 related art gallery invitations and catalogues from the original ABAD exhibition he curated in the 1980's. Matthew Rose's ABAD exhibition took place at the Emily Harvey Gallery in New York City. Soon after Rose's first exhibition on Ray Johnson's A Book About Death, spontaneous ABAD exhibitions began to occur all over the world! These artistic happenings are on-going.

A 10th Anniversary tribute exhibit of ABAD, curated by LuAnn T. Palazzo, will be held at the Islip Art Museum in East Islip, NY from September 14 - November 2, 2019.

All are welcome to research the collection!  -  1-15-19

2018 Selected Events

Fall 2018
Friday, November 2, 2018
LIU Headlines news article: First Home Run Ball Is a Big Hit at LIU Post’s Archives and Special Collections.
Friday, October 26, 2018
Alumni Willliam F. Rozea donates first home run baseball hit at LIU Post in 1957.
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.

2016 Selected Events

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.

2015 Selected Events

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 is located on the second floor of the LIU Post Library.
Rooms: 345-346

Jarron L. Jewell - Acting Director
Archives and Special Collections

Heather Hesse - Special Collections Assistant
Archives and Special Collections

Hours: 9:00-5:00, Monday-Friday