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Siegel Family and Friends Fund Rare Finds

Read in Stony Brook Matters how contributions from the Siegel family, their friends, and Stony Brook colleagues funded the Dorothy J. and Ronald W. Siegel Rare Book Endowment, now a $50,000 endowment enriching the University’s special collections of rare books and

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections Hosts Tours and More on Culper Spy Day

More than 100 visitors experienced history first-hand in Special Collections on Saturday, September 16 for the third annual Culper Spy Day. Through guided tours, they learned about the spy ring and viewed SBU’s two original George Washington letters written during the American Revolution.

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

A large crowd of art enthusiasts attended the Art Crawl yesterday (Sept. 14, 2017). Art Crawls unite Stony Brook University’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. They are supported by a Presidential Mini-Grant for Department

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

New Acquisition: 1775 Brookhaven Land Deed Signed by Culper Spy

Special Collections has an exciting new acquisition just in time for Culper Spy Day: an original manuscript land deed signed by Culper Spy Ring member Caleb Brewster and Justus Roe, brother of spy Austin Roe, transferring land from Selah Hulse

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries celebrate CommUniversity Day

Stony Brook University’s first CommUniversity Day is Saturday, September 23 from 12pm to 4pm on the Academic Mall. Arising out of the campus Plan for Equity, Inclusion and Diversity, the event will showcase the many facets of the campus community.   Themed neighborhoods

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Featured in “The Way of Tea in Asia” Exhibition

Books from the Jacqueline M. Newman Chinese Cookbook Collection, part of Special Collections of the University Libraries, are featured in the exhibition “The Way of Tea in China” from September 7 through December 10, 2017 in the Charles B. Wang Center Skylight

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Fall 2017 Art Crawls

Art Crawls unite Stony Brook University’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. The University Libraries will be participating in the September and November Art Crawls. Join in at any point on the tours!   THURSDAY,

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Library Outreach, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections to Participate in 3rd Annual Culper Spy Day

Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with us on Saturday, September 16! A collaboration of more than 15 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of community events will highlight the amazing history behind George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring.  

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Registration Open: Long Island Naval History in Wartime

Journalist, author, and historian Bill Bleyer will present “Long Island Naval History in Wartime, with an emphasis on World War I” on Thursday, October 19, 2017.   Mr. Bleyer will discuss the sinking of the San Diego, the only American

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Conserving History: Setauket Land Deed, 1752

A rare 1752 Long Island land deed, from the papers of the Childs and Lockwood families, was recently professionally conserved. The collection of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, New York

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives