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Binghamton Housing Project Photograph Album

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Binghamton Housing Project Photograph Album
Inclusive Dates: 1940s
Quantity: 1 volume
Abstract: Photograph album documenting creation of a housing development in Binghamton, New York. Photos include people as well as construction; unfortunately, none are captioned.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Binghamton is a city in, and the county seat of, Broome County, New York. From the early days of the railroad industry, Binghamton was a transportation crossroads and a manufacturing center, and has been known at different times for the production of cigars, shoes (Endicott Johnson), and computers (IBM).

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Binghamton Housing Project Photograph Album consists of a large photograph album containing black-and-white photographs documenting the creation of a housing development in Binghmamton, New York. The photographs are of people as well as construction, but unfortunately none are captioned. The album was evidently stored somewhere damp at some time, and does have a musty odor.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Single volume, original order.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


City planning -- New York (State)
Dwellings -- United States.
Housing -- New York (State)


Binghamton (N.Y.) -- History.

Genres and Forms


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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Binghamton Housing Project Photograph Album,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 2014.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 21 Sep 2015
Revision history:

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Oversize 1 Photograph album 1940s

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