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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.  

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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

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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

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SBU’s Class of ’67 Visits Special Collections and University Archives

On Saturday, June 3, graduates of SBU’s class of 1967 visited Special Collections and University Archives as part of festivities for their 50th class reunion. Alums attended an open house that featured an exhibit of photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and artifacts from

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University Archives to Host SBU’s Class of 1967

SBU’s class of 1967 will visit Special Collections and University Archives on Saturday, June 3 as part of festivities for their 50th Alumni Reunion. Attendees will explore Stony Brook University’s unique history through an exhibit of photographs, newspaper articles, and artifacts specific

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Graduate Student Publications Highlight Special Collections

Congratulations to graduate students David Purificato and Nicole Shaw for their research publications on two rare books from Special Collections.   David Purificato, a Ph.D. candidate in Stony Brook University’s Department of History conducted research on Special Collections’ specific copy

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Special Collections Acquire Childs and Lockwood Family Papers

Special Collections has acquired an important local history collection. The papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, New York City, and Greenwich, CT, were donated by Childs’ great-granddaughter, Wendy

Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Features Poetry Archives

In honor of National Poetry Month, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive poetry archives. From manuscript drafts to published books, all are welcome to explore Stony Brook University Libraries’ unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Literature, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Celebrating 60 Years of The Statesman

On April 1, Alumni Relations organized a reunion of former and current Statesman staff in celebration of the 60th anniversary of SBU’s first student newspaper. The event featured an exhibition by Special Collections and University Archives, documenting the history of

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Memento Mori: The Richard F. Welch Collection

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) through the Richard F. Welch Collection. Comprised of hundreds of photographs, negatives, and research notes, the collection documents gravestones, stone carvers, symbols, cemeteries, and people that lived from

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