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Rare Books / Special Collections

The Tatyana V. Popović Archives and Special Collections houses rare books, manuscripts, and the archives of Le Moyne College.


Appointments are necessary to read materials from the Library's Rare and Special Collections. Materials do not circulate and must be viewed in the Special Collections Reading Room.

If you wish to view a rare book or archival material, please contact Christina Swendsrud, or, or call (315) 445-4732.

Special Collections at Le Moyne College

Rare Book Collection

Daniel J. Biasone Collection

  • Historic memorabilia from the Syracuse Nationals ("Nats") professional basketball tea
  • Original NBA 24-second shot clock established in Syracuse,  NY by the Syracuse Nationals ("Nats") basketball team

Irish Literature Collection


Le Moyne Authors

McGrath Music Collection

  • This manuscript collection contains  musical scores of church music (masses, motets, piano and organ, and choral works) are the compositions of Joseph J. McGrath (1889-1968) organist and choir director of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse, NY from 1926-1966. McGrath, born in Oswego, NY taught music at Syracuse University and also at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and has hundreds of compositions to his credit. He received an Honorary Degree in 1956 from Le Moyne College. Photographs are also available for viewing.

Authors who used our collections

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