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Professors Munich and Bona “Dazzle” at Writers Series

Dr. Munich speaking at Writers Series, September 27, 2016.

Diamonds and cloth-work were among the scholarly topics discussed by SBU professors Adrienne Munich and Mary Jo Bona, at the first program of the fall 2016 University Libraries Presents: Writers Series. A standing room-only audience of university and community guests

Posted in Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

“Stony Brook on the Map” on Display in the CRR

Auerbach, Larry. The State University of New York at Stony Brook...: A Vision from the Clouds. 1978.

Visit the Central Reading Room to view “Stony Brook on the Map,” a selection of rare atlases and maps from the University Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the growth and development of Stony Brook University and the Long Island region.

Posted in Maps, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich to Speak on 9/27

Professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich

SBU professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich will speak at University Libraries Presents: Writers Series on Tuesday, 9/27. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed faculty. Date: Tuesday, September 27 from

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

New Exhibit Opens in the Central Reading Room

"Down the Rabbit Hole"

Artist Salvador Dalí’s vibrant and surreal interpretation of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is on display in the newly renovated Central Reading Room, Melville Library. The works are part of a unique portfolio housed in Special Collections of the University

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Michael Dorman Collection Open for Research

"We Shall Overcome." [New York], [Delacorte Press]; distributed by the Dial Press [1964].

The Michael Dorman Collection, located in Special Collections of the University Libraries, is open for research. Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism,

Posted in History, Journalism, Political Science, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections and University Archives on Instagram

Learn about the university’s one-of-kind library collections and university history on Special Collections and University Archives’ Instagram account. Pictured here: A medieval woodcut illustration from the University Libraries’ oldest book:  Schedel, Hartmann, Anton Koberger, Michael Wohlgemuth, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff.  Liber chronicarum. Nuremberg: Anton

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Greetings from Long Island: Digitized Postcards

Main Street, Looking West, Huntington, L.I., N.Y., undated.

View more than 100 of Special Collections’ digitized postcards of Long Island. Dating from the late 1800s, this curated collection of postcards depict scenes spanning from Far Rockaway to Montauk. The collection was donated by Cornell Jaray in the 1980s.

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Culper Spy Day Celebrated By Special Collections

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Special Collections proudly participated in “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” on Saturday, July 23. A collaboration of 17 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of events from Oyster Bay to Port Jefferson highlighted the amazing history behind George Washington’s

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections in New Exhibition at the Long Island Museum

Groundbreaking at SBU, April 6, 1960.

Political buttons, photographs, and ephemera from Special Collections and University Archives are exhibited at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook. Part of the new installation, “Long Island in the Sixties,” the items culled

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives