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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

Special Collections to Participate in 4th Annual Culper Spy Day

Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with Special Collections on Saturday, September 15! A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of community events will highlight the amazing history behind George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring.

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

Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” Series Features Spy Letter

The Travel Channel’s popular series “Mysteries at the Museum” featured Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington letter in this week’s new episode, in a segment about the Culper Spy Ring. A production team and film crew visited Special Collections last November

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

Washington Spy Lecture and Letter Viewing Draws Capacity Crowd

Spies do exist in the archive! The Three Village Historical Society hosted a sold out lecture and viewing of Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington, Culper Spy Ring letter at the Neighborhood House in Setauket on Monday, July 16. Significant to

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