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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

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

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, History, Manuscripts, Research, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Join Us on a Free Art Crawl! Friday, April 7 from 3pm-6pm

The University Libraries is pleased to be part of the campus-wide Art Crawl on Friday, April 7 from 3pm-6pm. This free, guided tour of galleries begins at 3pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Zodiac Gallery, but please join us at

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

Literary Karaoke at the Libraries!

On March 7th, students and faculty members met in the University Libraries’ Center for Scholarly Communication for an hour of literary karaoke in honor of Women’s History Month.  Participants read excerpts from texts written by female authors.  Selections included texts

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies

Scholars Present at the University Libraries in Honor of Women’s History Month

On March 1st, four Stony Brook University faculty members participated in a panel held at the Libraries in honor of Women’s History Month.  The four scholars– Peg Christoff (Asian American Studies), Lisa Diedrich (Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies), Victoria Hesford

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies

Special Collections Featured in Faculty Publication

Professor Paul Firbas’ recently published article features a rare book from Special Collections, SBU Libraries. In “Hemispheric Knowledge: Sarmiento de Gamboa and His Texts on the Strait of Magellan” (Annales de Literatura Chilena, December 2016, v. 17, no. 26), Firbas

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

Latin American Film Series at the University Libraries

On February 7th, graduate students from the Department of Hispanic Languages & Literature hosted a screening of Nueve Reinas, followed by a discussion.  This event is part of a film series to be held at the University Libraries in the Center

Posted in Arts & Humanities

SBU Southampton Trivia Night

Come test your wits against the rest of the Southampton campus on Tuesday, February 21st from 7-9 pm in the library. The SBU Southampton Library, along with the Student Life Office, will be hosting Trivia Night from 7-9 pm. Compete in

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Southampton

University Libraries Present: A Lecture by Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky

On Monday, February 13th, the University Libraries hosted Dr. Zebulon Vance Miletsky, who gave a lecture in honor of Black History Month.  Entitled, “Obama, Post-Racialism and the New American Dilemma,” this talk explored the historical antecedents of racial crisis in

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Events, History, Social Sciences

Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare Lectures at the Libraries in Honor of Black History Month

On February 6th, Dr. Abena Ampofoa Asare presented a lecture at the Stony Brook University Libraries in honor of Black History Month.  Her talk, “Fear & Angelic Troublemaking,” was a deeply insightful and inspiring treatment of key issues surrounding the

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Events