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Spotlight: Baker-Pisano American Art History Research Collection

The Baker-Pisano American Art History Research Collection is a special collection of rare, first edition, and autographed art books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The University Libraries received the collection through the generosity of collector, art historian,

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

Another Inspiring Digital Humanities Open Mic at SBU Libraries!

Yesterday afternoon the University Libraries held an open mic event for digital humanists on campus.  Stony Brook University librarians Kate Kasten (Head of Humanities & Social Science) and Darren Chase (Head of Scholarly Communication) presented the Libraries’ research guide intended

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Humanities, Events

SBU Libraries Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of National Poetry Month

On April 10th, Stony Brook University Libraries hosted a panel in honor of National Poetry Month.  This event was intended to foster a discussion of poetry as a mode of expression, and of the relationship between that expression (format, content, etc.)

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Events, Southampton, Writing and Literature

SBU Libraries Launch Online Exhibit, Dental Instruments: Past and Present

On April 3rd, Stony Brook University Libraries held an event in the Health Sciences Center to launch the online exhibit, Dental Instruments: Past and Present.  The online exhibit was created by digitizing the text, images, and objects which make up

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Events, Health Sciences Library, HSL, Medicine, School of Dental Medicine

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! In celebration, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive archives of poets ranging from manuscript drafts to published books. All are welcome to explore these unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

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

Diverse and Inspiring Works Showcased at Art Crawl

Thank you to all who attended the Art Crawl on March 28! The tour stops featured these diverse and inspiring works.   Special Collections, Melville Library – Unscattered Leaves: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century MFA student

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections in New Wang Center Exhibition “Potasia”

The current Charles B. Wang Center exhibition Potasia: Potatoism in the East features an insightful and entertaining survey of artworks with the potato as their central subject matter. The exhibition showcases a wide spectrum of potatoes, in all manner of genres and

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl March 28: Medieval Manuscripts, MFA Works, and Potatoes!

Art Crawl: March 28 from 3pm to 5pm (new date due to inclement weather) Tour Special Collections, Alloway Gallery, Zuccaire Gallery and the Wang Center. RSVPs are not necessary. Join at any stop along the crawl!   Stony Brook University is

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

New in Special Collections: Pioneering Journalist Jane Howard Perkins

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Jane Howard Perkins (1912-2011) was a resident of Old Field, Setauket, NY. She studied archaeology at Radcliffe (Harvard) and participated in early excavations at

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Journalism, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

From Special Collections: Trailblazer Helen Hull Jacobs

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies