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Lecture by Dr. Javier Uriarte in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 17th, the University Libraries will host a lecture by Dr. Javier Uriarte in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month:   Javier Uriarte holds a PhD from New York University and is Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events

New Exhibition: World War I Through the Lens

“World War I Through the Lens: Photographs of the Western Front, 1914-1918”   2017 marks the centennial of United States involvement in World War I. The Western Front was the site of a 400-plus mile stretch of land weaving through

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

Database Update: Artstor

Have you noticed that the digital art library database, Artstor, looks different? You may have thought, Wow! No more pop up windows or Flash needed when I want to look at an image, but where did my instructor privileges go?

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Databases, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities

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