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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

History Mystery?- Genealogy Resources at SBU Libraries

Whether for scholarly research or as a hobby, SBU Libraries have a number of important resources for genealogy. On February 25, the University Library Colloquium Series offers the opportunity to learn more about those resources and how they were used to

Posted in Government Information, History, Libraries, Research

Black History Month 2016

Black History Month (February 1 through 29) is a wonderful opportunity to navigate resources in the Melville Library which describe the multitude of events, places and contributions of peoples of African descent!  The following electronic sources are rich in content and provide

Posted in Africana Studies, History