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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

Culper Spy Day Celebrated By Special Collections

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Special Collections proudly participated in “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” on Saturday, July 23. A collaboration of 17 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of events from Oyster Bay to Port Jefferson highlighted the amazing history behind George Washington’s

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives

Get Inspired with Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914

Writing a paper in history, political science, economics or cultural studies?  Try searching in SBU Libraries’ Making of the Modern World, 1450-1914 (Gale).  Find searchable books, serials, pamphlets, and essays from around the world that tell the story of four

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Economics, History, Italian American Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Government Information Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton

Alexander Hamilton, dubbed “the ten dollar founding father without a father” by Lin-Manuel Miranda in his Tony Award winning play, Hamilton: An American Musical, was a major figure in American and New York politics in the late eighteenth century and is now

Posted in Government Information, History, Political Science

Enhance Your Research with Sabin Americana (ProQuest)

The Sabin Americana database offers searchable, full-text access to thousands of archival documents from North, South, and Central America, as well as the Caribbean, from 1500 to 1926.  Use it to enhance your research in history, cultural studies, religion, literature,

Posted in Africana Studies, Arts & Humanities, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Electronic Resources, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature