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Special Collections at Binghamton University

Binghamton University Libraries' Special Collections includes a number of excellent resources for the study of peoples of African descent. The items can only be viewed in person between 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Contact with any questions or requests.

  • The William J. Haggerty Collection of French Colonial History
    This collection corresponds to the library of the Comité Central Français pour l'Outre-Mer, primarily focusing on French colonies in Africa from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries. The collection is largely in French, with limited materials in other languages. Locate individual items in the library catalog by searching for the subject “Haggerty Collection.”
  • Institute for Development Anthropology Collection 
    This collection includes both the Institute’s reports as well as a number of books, journals, newsletters, and other materials related to anthropological development issues in Africa, and to a lesser extent in the African diaspora. To locate materials in this collection using Find It! simply search for “Institute for Development Anthropology” and any other keyword of interest.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Special Collections has a first edition of this important work.
  • The Loften Mitchell Collection 
    Loften Mitchell was a prominent African American playwright and Professor of Theater and Afro-American Studies at Binghamton University. His personal papers include scripts, reviews, lecture notes, and memorabilia.

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