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September 27, 2012

A National Death Penalty Archive Event

A National Death Penalty Archive Event
Friday, October 12, 2012
Standish Room, Science Library, University at Albany
Lecture and Reception at 4:00 pm



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The University at Albany's School of Criminal Justice and the University Libraries are proud to host former Dean and Professor Emeritus Victor Streib, of the Ohio Northern University College of Law, who will offer remarks in connection with the announcement of the addition of his papers to the National Death Penalty Archive (NDPA). Dean Streib is recognized as the country's foremost authority on the capital punishment of juveniles and women. His work has been cited extensively by the United States Supreme Court in its cases addressing the constitutionality of the death penalty for juvenile offenders. His remarks will address "Death to the Women and Children," and will analyze national and international trends regarding the capital punishment of these different populations. Discussion, an opportunity for questions, and a reception will follow. Portions of the materials that Dean Streib has donated to the NDPA will be on display. The program is free and open to the public. For a copy of the latest edition of Dean Streib's research report, Death Penalty for Female Offenders, visit: http://deathpenaltyinfo.org/documents/FemDeathDec2011.pdf

July 31, 2008

Leonard S. Marcus

Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children’s Literature

Where: Standish Room, Third floor Science Library, University at Albany, SUNY

When: October 23, 2008, 4:00 PM

cover copy.jpg Leonard Marcus, one of the foremost authorities on the history of children’s literature, will discuss and sign his new book, Minders of Make-Believe (2008, Houghton Mifflin), an animated first-time history of the visionary editors, authors, librarians, booksellers, and others whose passion for books has transformed American childhood and American culture.

What should children read? Marcus tackles this three-hundred-year-old question that sparked the creation of a rambunctious children’s book publishing scene in Colonial times. And it’s the urgent issue that went on to fuel the transformation of twentieth-century children’s book publishing from a genteel backwater to big business. Marcus delivers a provocative look at the fierce turf wars fought among pioneering editors, progressive educators, and librarians - most of them women - throughout the twentieth century. His story of the emergence and growth of the major publishing houses - and of the distinctive literature for the young they shaped - gains extraordinary depth through the author’s path-finding research and in-depth interviews with dozens of editors, artists, and other key publishing figures whose careers go back to the 1930s.


Free and open to the public. Seating is limited. RSVP to: Brian Keough, at bkeough@albany.edu or 518-437-3931




October 18, 2006

Images now available at Flickr

The Department has created an account over at Flickr for sharing images from current events and programs. All images from the Department's collections that are available in digital form will continue to be available only in the University at Albany Libraries' Digital Collections database, so if you are looking for images from your commencement in 1975 you won't find them at the Flickr page.

October 5, 2006

Celebrate American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month and New York State's theme for Archives Week (October 8-14) this year is Archives-Bridges from the Past to the Present. Events began a week early as is customary in the Capital Region with the Annual Capital Region Archives Dinner at the Executive Mansion on October 4th. The featured speaker was author Joseph Persico and the evening was capped off for attendees as they were treated with a visit to the Mansion's second floor.

The Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives commemorates Archives Week with the program "University in Exile: Refugee Scholars, the New School for Social Research, and the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection" sponsored by the University Libraries, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences on Thursday, October 12th at 4pm in the Standish Room of the Science Library. Details about parking and directions are available here.

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September 22, 2006

Albany’s South End: A Conversation with William Kennedy and State Assemblyman John McEneny

On Sunday, October 1st, Albany's bard, novelist William Kennedy, and local historian and State Assemblyman John McEneny will discuss the historic districts, people, and events that figure so prominently in Kennedy's work. I have heard Kennedy and McEneny speak on several occassions and both usually offer interesting as well as personal accounts of the city of Albany. The event begins at 1p.m. at the Albany Institute of History and Art and will continue with a self-guided walking tour of Albany's South End.

The Department of Special Collections and Archives is the repository of the papers of William Kennedy, which are available to the public. The Department also holds many other collections related to the history of the South End and Albany.

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August 9, 2006

German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection Program on October 12

The program "University in Exile: Refugee Scholars, the New School for Social Research, and the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection" sponsored by the University Libraries, Center for Jewish Studies, and the College of Arts and Sciences will be presented on Thursday, October 12, 2006, in the Standish Room of the Science Library.

The program will include: Dr. Claus-Dieter Krohn’s discussion of this unique period of immigration; Dr. Johannes Evelein’s discussion of the role of émigré writers in American intellectual history; and Dr. John M. Spalek’s discussion of the founding and growth of the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection at the University at Albany Libraries. Additional information about the program is available at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/EmigreProgram_flyer2.pdf.

The German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection in the M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives presently consists of more than 1,500 cubic feet of personal papers, organizational records, political pamphlets, tape recordings, photographs, and related research materials documenting the German intellectual exodus of the 1930s and 1940s. Additional information about the German and Jewish Intellectual Émigré Collection is available at http://library.albany.edu/speccoll/emigre.htm.

Update: photos from the program are available at the Grenander Department's Flickr account. Take a look and add us as a contact!