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Art Crawl Draws Enthusiastic Crowd

A large crowd of art enthusiasts attended the Art Crawl yesterday (Sept. 14, 2017). Art Crawls unite Stony Brook University’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. They are supported by a Presidential Mini-Grant for Department

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

Fall 2017 Art Crawls

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 September and November Art Crawls. Join in at any point on the tours!   THURSDAY,

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

The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Melville Library, Music, Music Library, Preservation

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