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1777 American Revolution, Long Island Letter Acquired

Assemblyman Steven Englebright and Maria Hoffman examining letter in Special Collections.

Special Collections has acquired a Revolutionary War-era letter (1777) authored by Samuel Blachley Webb (1753-1807), an aide and secretary to George Washington. The acquisition was made possible through a grant awarded by Assemblyman Steven Englebright. Days after this writing, Webb

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives

Historic 1793 Document Conserved

Letter, George Clinton to Thomas Jefferson, 1793

A historic letter regarding the Montauk Point Lighthouse, written in 1793 and housed in Special Collections of the University Libraries, has been conserved. In the letter, dated 21 February 1793, George Clinton, the first Governor of New York, writes to

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Honoring our Veterans

Tuesday, November 11 is Veterans Day, the date of the signing of the armistice in 1918 which led to the conclusion of the First World War. The following November, President Woodrow Wilson set aside November 11 as Armistice Day to

Posted in Government Information, History, Libraries

North American Women’s Letters & Diaries

North American Women’s Letters and Diaries is a fantastic database with thousands of pages of diaries and letters from over 1,325 women.  This is a powerful tool for historians, researchers, genealogists, students and those who are fascinated by first-hand accounts

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, History, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Spotlight: Witchcraft

Witchcraft in Europe & America is a research database of Fulltext primary sources offering a wide range of writings on the subject of witchcraft from the 15th century to the early 20th century, including many rare and fragile manuscripts of eyewitness

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Social Sciences, Sociology, Spotlight, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Database Trial: Eighteenth Century Journals Portal

Eighteenth Century Journals Portal brings together rare journals and newspapers printed between c.1685 and 1835, illuminating all aspects of eighteenth-century social, political and literary life. Many are ephemeral, lasting only for a handful of issues, others run for several years.

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Economics, French, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Spotlight: Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social sciences content; its electronic journal collections support a wide array of research. MUSE is a source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s leading university presses

Posted in Academic Subjects, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Atheletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemical Engineering & Material Science, Chemistry, Chinese Studies, Cinema Studies, Classics, Computer Science, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Dance, Databases, eBooks, Economics, Education, eJournals, Engineering, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Environmental Humanities, Featured, Film Studies, Game Studies, Geosciences, History, Italian American Studies, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Korean Studies, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Medicine, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Sociology, South Asian Studies, Sustainability, Technology, Theatre, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

New Database Trials

Stony Brook University Libraries is offering a trial of the database British History Online until March 3, 2014. British History Online contains primary and secondary sources for the history of the British Isles. You can find a diverse range of

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Database Trials, Electronic Resources, History

Project Muse Premium

Project Muse is a scholarly database similar to JSTOR that offers full-text versions of over 600 peer-reviewed journals from many of the world’s leading university presses and scholarly societies. Subject areas include: Area and Ethnic Studies; Art and Architecture; Creative

Posted in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Cinema Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Databases, Digital Collections, Economics, Education, Electronic Resources, Film Studies, French, German, History, Libraries, Medicine, MFA Theatre & Film, Music, New and Notable, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, Research, School of Professional Development, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Sustainability, Theatre, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

“Greetings from Fire Island” Airs on WLIW October 31

Greetings from Fire Island, a documentary researched and written by Frank Turano, a research assistant professor in Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution, will air October 31 at 10 pm on WLIW21.  Segments of the documentary were filmed in the

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives