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University Libraries Presents: STEM Speaker Series, Dr. Dan Davis

The University Libraries is pleased to announce its first lecture of the spring 2017 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Dan Davis, Chair of Department of Geosciences. His talk, “Mapping the Geology of Long Island Through Time at and Below

Posted in About Us, Geosciences, Maps

Special Collections Featured in Faculty Publication

Professor Paul Firbas’ recently published article features a rare book from Special Collections, SBU Libraries. In “Hemispheric Knowledge: Sarmiento de Gamboa and His Texts on the Strait of Magellan” (Annales de Literatura Chilena, December 2016, v. 17, no. 26), Firbas

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

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

University Libraries Presents: STEM Speaker Series

The University Libraries is pleased to announce its first lecture of the spring 2017 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Dan Davis, Chair of Department of Geosciences.  His talk, “Mapping the Geology of Long Island Through Time at and Below

Posted in Geosciences, Maps, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM

“Stony Brook on the Map” on Display in the CRR

Auerbach, Larry. The State University of New York at Stony Brook...: A Vision from the Clouds. 1978.

Visit the Central Reading Room to view “Stony Brook on the Map,” a selection of rare atlases and maps from the University Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the growth and development of Stony Brook University and the Long Island region.

Posted in Maps, Renovation, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Acquires Rare Nautical Chart

Nautical chart of Long Island, 1860, by Charles Copley.

Special Collections has acquired an extremely rare 1860 nautical chart or maritime map of Long Island by Brooklyn-based publisher Charles Copley. Copley’s chart covers Staten Island to Montauk, inclusive of the Connecticut coast, Long Island Sound, Long Island, New York

Posted in Maps, MASIC, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives

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

Rare 1897 Map of Long Island Acquired

The Standard Road Map of Long Island, 1897

A very rare, perhaps the first, dedicated road map of Long Island from the earliest days of the automobile has been acquired by Special Collections of the University Libraries. Published by Hyde & Company in June 1897, The Standard Road

Posted in Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

DATABASE TRIAL: The North China Herald (1850-1940)

TRIAL THROUGH JUNE 15, 2013. The English North China Herald is a crucial resource for the history of the foreign presence in China from 1850 through 1940. As the official journal for British consular notifications, and announcements of the Shanghai

Posted in Asian American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Business, China Studies, Chinese Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Database Trials, Digital Collections, Government Information, History, Japanese Studies, Journalism, Korean Studies, Maps, Political Science, Social Sciences, Sociology, South Asian Studies

NY State Library features SBU historical maps site

The Web Team of the New York State Library is featuring SUNY Stony Brook’s “New York State Historical Maps” as their “Featured Site” for October 2006. Each month the NY State Library picks a site that they feel is of

Posted in Maps