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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

Holocaust Survivors Sharing Their Stories

On Wednesday, April 20, SBU Libraries presented a live simulcast of a program presented by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity & Human Understanding, Inc. in which four Holocaust survivors shared their experiences and reflections. All four, including a former SBU

Posted in Events, History, Religious Studies

A Conversation Among Holocaust Survivors – Live Simulcast 4/20 11-12:15

On Wednesday April 20, from 11-12:15, in the Special Collections Seminar Room of the Melville Library (E-2340),  SBU Libraries will host a live simulcast of “A Conversation Among Survivors,” a program presented by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and

Posted in Events, Health Sciences Library, History

Explore Historic Map Works at SBU Libraries

The SBU Libraries are conducting a trial of Historic Map Works (ProQuest) until April 8, 2016.  Give it a try, and let us know what you think!  Please send comments to kathleen.kasten@stonybrook.edu. Historic Map Works offers over 1,593,454 searchable, full-color,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Geosciences, History

“Edith the Welder”: Papers of Edith Gentile

Ida Gentile, circa 1940

Special Collections announces the opening of the Edith Gentile Collection. One of the first female stainless steel welders to work for Republic Aviation Corporation in Farmingdale, New York, Ida Gentile (known as Edith) was born in 1924 to Italian immigrant

Posted in History, Italian American Studies, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

SBU Libraries Trial Historic Map Works (ProQuest)

Historic Map Works provides access to over 1 million maps and to more than 1 thousand city directories from the United States and abroad.  This searchable collection contains materials from the 15th through 19th centuries.  The SBU Libraries will trial this

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, Geosciences, History, Maps

Play Culper Spies eGame this Presidents Day Week!

Presidents Day is next Monday, February 15th.  Wondering what you can do to feel a little more patriotic? Why not learn more about our nation’s rich history while fine tuning your research skills! For those looking for a game that

Posted in Game Studies, Get Your Read On, History, Information Literacy, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, New and Notable