Blog Archives

Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Scarce Editions of “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections on Exhibit

Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Explored and Discussed By Distinguished SBU Poets

On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings and commentaries,

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Art Crawl Draws Largest Crowd Yet!

On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Women’s History in the Health Sciences

Women’s History month is a celebration of the shared stories and achievements of so many influential and well known figures. From American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman to American Astronomer Vera Rubin, there is no shortage of inspirational narratives. So this month

Posted in Academic Subjects, Databases, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Electronic Resources, Health Sciences Library, History, Libraries, Library Outreach, Library Science, Medicine, STEM, Stony Brook University, Women's Studies

Elect Her: A talk in honor of Women’s History Month

On Tuesday, March 12, Cathrine Duffy, Associate Director for Student Support in the Office of the Dean of Students, gave a talk on engaging young women in the political process as a way to increase their representation in political offices.

Posted in Libraries, Library Outreach, Women's Studies

Rare Long Island Maps from Special Collections Featured at Reboli Center

Rare maps from Special Collections are currently on view through May 5 in the History Gallery at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibition runs concurrently with On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

Promoting Diversity in Librarianship

Associate Dean of Research & User Engagement, Janet H. Clarke, recently participated in a professional networking event for graduate library science students at Queens College. The event featured members of the American Library Association’s ethnic caucuses, Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, Library Science

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