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Special Collections Featured in Two Upcoming Television Series

In 2018, Special Collections will be featured in two different television series. Production and camera crews for the separate projects visited Special Collections this past week to film its original 1779 George Washington letter and to conduct an interview about

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU Librarians Invited Speakers at LI GIS Conference

Librarians Robert Tolliver (Head, Science and Engineering; President, Geoscience Information Society) and Kristen Nyitray (Director, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist) were invited speakers at the Long Island GIS (Geographic Information System) Users Conference held at Stony Brook University

Posted in History, Maps, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries, Simons Center Gallery and Zuccaire Gallery Featured at Art Crawl

On Friday, November 3, guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, and sculpture. Four galleries at Stony Brook University were featured at the second event of the semester. Art Crawls unite Stony Brook

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Stony Brook Rocks! Vintage Concert Photos and Posters on View

Now on view in the Central Reading Room is a selection of posters and concert photos from the University Archives documenting Stony Brook’s amazing concert history and legacy. In the 1960s and ‘70s, from punk to jazz to folk, SBU played host to

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl II: Friday, November 3, 3pm-5pm

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 November Art Crawl. Join in at any point on the tours! The Art Crawl is supported by a Presidential

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

University Archives in “Gold Coast Classrooms” Exhibition

Artifacts from the University Archives are highlighted in the exhibition “Gold Coast Classrooms” at the North Shore Historical Museum in Glen Cove, New York. The exhibition brings focus and attention to Long Island’s historic gold coast mansions adapted for educational purposes. It

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

Papers and Digital Collection of World-Leading Psychiatrist and Neurologist Max Fink Open for Research

Stony Brook University Libraries announce the opening of the Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection. The Max Fink Digital Collection, a subset of the papers, includes nearly 7,000 items (20,000 pages) of Dr. Fink’s original notes on experimental psychiatry, outgoing letters to colleagues,

Posted in Digital Collections, Health Sciences, History, Manuscripts, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Prize-Winning Journalist Bill Bleyer Presents on Naval History

Prize-winning journalist, author, and historian Bill Bleyer presented “Long Island Naval History in Wartime, with an emphasis on World War I” on Thursday, October 19, 2017. Special guests in attendance included residents of the Long Island State Veterans Home, Stony Brook,

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

New York Archives Week, October 18-25

Special Collections and University Archives is participating in New York Archives Week, October 18-25, 2017. Nationally, October is American Archives Month. Archives Week events are designed to raise the public’s awareness of the importance of preserving and making accessible our

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

New Exhibition: World War I Through the Lens

“World War I Through the Lens: Photographs of the Western Front, 1914-1918”   2017 marks the centennial of United States involvement in World War I. The Western Front was the site of a 400-plus mile stretch of land weaving through

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