Fourth floor display on Manhattan culture

The new display on the fourth floor of E. S. Bird Library is titled Manhattan Culture. It features SU Library items representing the rich and varied artisitic atmosphere of this great cultural center. The display includes items related to Broadway, local museums, literary figures, the Harlem Renaissance, architecture, famous television and movie locations, and more. The show will remain up through the holiday break.

Edward Gokey

Nov. 30: Food for Fines Amnesty Day

For one day, November 30, patrons with overdue library book fees can pay their fines with donated food items. All locations of SU Library, SU Law Library, and SUNY/ESF Moon Library will be accepting canned goods and other non-perishable food items at the rate of $1 per donated item.

Please bring your donation to the circulation desk at any of the participating libraries between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

All food collected will be donated to the Syracuse Downtown Emergency Services for distribution to those in need all over Onondaga County.
Students, faculty, and staff without current fines may also contribute to this worthwhile effort.

Gerri McCarthy
Syracuse University Library

Through early November: “Imagination and Fantasy in the Arts,” a display on the fourth floor of E. S. Bird Library

In recognition of the Syracuse Symposium 2006-2007 theme of imagination, the Arts and Humanities Services of Bird Library presents “Imagination and Fantasy in the Arts,” a display featuring SU Library materials related to distinctive and innovative treatments of non-realist themes in literature and the visual and performing arts. The display is located on the fourth floor of Bird Library and will remain up through early November.

Special Collections Research Center fall exhibition: Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School

The University Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) current exhibition is entitled Imagine! Painters and Poets of the New York School. The exhibition is part of the Syracuse Symposium, which for 2006/2007 has chosen imagination as its theme.

On display is material from the recently processed Grace Hartigan Papers, as well as from the University Art Collection, the Grove Press Archives, and SCRC’s extensive holdings of art and literary magazines from the 1950s. Grace Hartigan (1922–) was a major participant in the explosion of creative energy that was the New York artistic and literary scene of the early 1950s. An important abstract expressionist painter, Hartigan was included in the famous show Twelve Americans at the Museum of Modern Art in 1956. Her friends and correspondents included Frank O’Hara, Larry Rivers, Barbara Guest, and Joan Mitchell.

The exhibition is available weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excepting holidays) until December 15, 2006, after which time it will travel to the Palitz Gallery at the Joseph I. Lubin House in New York City.

The exhibition opening is free and open to the public. Pay parking is available in the Marion visitor lot.

Mary Beth Hinton
Syracuse University Library

Featured Exhibit: “On the Spot” with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Marguerite Higgins

“On the Spot” with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Marguerite Higgins, 1920-1966. The exhibition features correspondence, writings, photographs, and other memorabilia from the Marguerite Higgins Papers housed in the Special Collections Research Center.

The exhibition is on display from April 6 through August 13, 2004, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the 6th floor gallery of E.S. Bird Library.

Peter D. Verheyen
Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservation Librarian
Special Collections Research Center