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ARH 204 Students Study Rare Books in Special Collections

Professor Karen Lloyd’s ARH 204 class “Arts in the Age of Exploration” visited Special Collections on Thursday, February 14 to learn about the history of printmaking and early illustration techniques. A selection of SBU Libraries’ most rare books were examined,

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

3rd Annual MLA Forum at the Library, with AHA Content!

On February 6th, the University Libraries hosted its third annual forum dedicated to the Modern Language Association convention.  This year, the forum included work presented at the American Historical Association meeting as well.  Both conferences were held in Chicago in

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

Special Collections Opens Historical Long Island Collection for Research

Special Collections announces the opening of an important collection for historical research that documents a Long Island family and community dating back to 1705. Historian and author Willis H. White has donated the Samuel Hopkins Miller Collection, an archive comprised

Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Rare Book Featured in Long Island Museum Exhibition

A rare book from Special Collections is currently on loan and on view in the Long Island Museum exhibition “Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur” through December 30, 2018. The exhibition examines and showcases Pelletreau’s unique works of silver

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

SBU History Club Tours Special Collections

Historians at work! More than 20 history majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, November 28 during campus lifetime for a tour of the rare and one-of-a-kind manuscripts, books, and maps available for research use at SBU Libraries. Thank you to

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Maps, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives

Windmill Tales

If you were living in a small town on Long Island 200 years ago, the place to be would have been the local windmill. That’s where people gathered to grind their flour but also to gossip and catch up on

Posted in History, Southampton

Dr. Eric Zolov Explores the Peace Dove as Protest Icon

Dr. Eric Zolov (Associate Professor of History and Director of Latin American and Caribbean Studies) shared research from his forthcoming book, The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties (Duke University Press) as part of the Libraries’ programming in celebration

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, History

“Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory” Draws Full House

On September 24, SBU students, faculty, staff and neighbors gathered for a panel discussion on “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion.” Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman delivered opening remarks and SBU professors and scholars Timothy August (Department

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Events, History, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Hosts Culper Spy Day Event!

More than 80 history enthusiasts visited Special Collections on Saturday, September 15 as part of the fourth annual Culper Spy Day. Personalized guided and interpretative tours were hosted to showcase Stony Brook University’s two original George Washington spy letters written during the

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Upcoming Event: “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion”

The University Libraries will present “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion” on Monday, September 24 at 4pm. SBU professors and scholars Timothy August (Department of English), Nerissa Balce (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Shirley

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives