New Banned Books Display

The Library Arts & Humanities Services Department presents “Freedom Under Fire: Book Banning Past and Present,” a display showcasing prominent books that have been challenged or banned by public institutions for religious, political, social, or sexual reasons.

Offered in recognition of the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week (September 29 – October 6, 2007), and in conjunction with the S.I. Newhouse School’s year-long celebration of the First Amendment, the display on the 4th floor of Bird Library will remain up through October 6, 2007.


Library Opens Art Gallery

Visit the new Biblio Gallery on the 4th floor of Bird Library, now showing the artwork of Elena Peteva, MFA candidate in Painting in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. The show will run through June 30, 2007.

The Biblio Gallery web site is located at http://library.syr.edu/services/space/biblio_gallery.php.

For more information, contact Melinda Dermody, head of Arts and Humanities Services at 443-5332 or via email at mderm01@syr.edu.


Special Collections Research Center Opens Exhibition on Composers Miklós Rózsa and Franz Waxman

Syracuse University Library’s Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) has opened an exhibition titled Lights, Camera, Music! on émigré composers Miklós Rózsa and Franz Waxman. Both men created scores for what are indisputably regarded as classic films from Hollywood’s golden age (Ben Hur and Sunset Boulevard are examples). The center is exhibiting material that commemorates the work of these musical celebrities in recognition of anniversaries associated with them.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. It will be available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excepting holidays) until June 30, 2007. Pay parking is available in the Marion visitor lot on Waverly Avenue.

CONTACT
Mary Beth Hinton
Syracuse University Library
315-443-9763
mbhinton@syr.edu


Sixth-floor exhibition: The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding

The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding, an exhibition, will be on display in the Special Collections Research Center, 6th Floor, E.S. Bird Library, from 5 January to 14 March 2007, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Book of Origins: A Survey of American Fine Binding has its genesis in an international set binding exhibition organized by Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada. The letterpress text tells the creation story of the Huron people in English and French through expressive typography and five original lithographs. Le Livre des Origines opened at the Bibliothèque Gabrielle-Roy in Quebec City in September of 2005 and traveled to the Grande Bibliothèque of Montreal and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.

The exhibition will feature contemporary fine bindings by ten American binders. The group includes established masters as well as gifted emerging artists. Two works will be presented by each binder; their binding in response to the set Book of Origins text, and an additional exemplary example of their work.

Other venues for this exhibition include Michigan State University, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the University of Alaska at Anchorage, and the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

The complete exhibit can be seen on the Library’s website at http://library.syr.edu/digital/exhibits/b/bookoforigins


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.

CONTACT
Edward Gokey
443-4160
eagokey@syr.edu


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.

CONTACT
Gerri McCarthy
Syracuse University Library
gcmccart@syr.edu
443-3855


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.

CONTACT
Mary Beth Hinton
Syracuse University Library
315-443-2130
mbhinton@syr.edu



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.

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Peter D. Verheyen
Preservation & Access Librarian / Conservation Librarian
Special Collections Research Center
pdverhey@syr.edu