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Special Collections Acquire Childs and Lockwood Family Papers

Special Collections has acquired an important local history collection. The papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, New York City, and Greenwich, CT, were donated by Childs’ great-granddaughter, Wendy

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

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

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

Special Collections Highlights Presidential Letters

Among its rare books and documents, Special Collections has presidential letters authored by George Washington and a letter addressed to Thomas Jefferson by the first governor of New York, George Clinton. The first Presidents Day was an unofficial holiday on February

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

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

Culper Spy Ring Display at SBU Southampton Library

The SBU Southampton Library is proud to present a display on George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring for the month of February. Kristen Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives,  provided the material and the background on this

Posted in Academic Subjects, History, Maps, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

Trial Access Added to Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson)

Stony Brook University Libraries will trial Readers’ Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982 (H.W. Wilson) until October 22, 2016.  Please let us know what you think!  This trial is being run simultaneously with our trial of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature: 1983- present

Posted in Database Trials, History

Michael Dorman Collection Open for Research

"We Shall Overcome." [New York], [Delacorte Press]; distributed by the Dial Press [1964].

The Michael Dorman Collection, located in Special Collections of the University Libraries, is open for research. Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism,

Posted in History, Journalism, Political Science, Special Collections & University Archives

Librarians Sally Stieglitz and Kristen Nyitray win grant for World War I Centennial programming

Sally Stieglitz and Kristen Nyitray, librarians at Stony Brook University Libraries, have been selected by the Library of America as recipients of a grant for programming marking the upcoming centennial of the First World War. World War I and America is a

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, History, New and Notable

Get in Touch with the Past with Artemis: Primary Sources (Gale)

Make connections and gain greater insight into your research by searching three primary source databases at once.  Artemis: Primary Sources provides access and simultaneous cross searching of three Gale primary source databases: Sabin Americana, 1500-1926, Eighteenth Century Collections Online, and

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Databases, History