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New Melville Library Display Features Medieval Manuscripts

A new Special Collections’ display in the Central Reading Room, Melville Library highlights “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts,” a digital collection recently published by Stony Brook University Libraries. Photographs from the Otto F. Ege compiled portfolio Fifty

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Melville Library, Music, Religious Studies, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Black History on Record: the Music Library’s Holdings

A small but rich subset of the Music Library’s sound recordings collection covers many landmark moments in Black history through music, literature, drama, activism and oratory.  Below are further details highlighting particular items of interest.  More will be added throughout

Posted in About Us, Africana Studies, History, Music, Social Sciences, Theatre

RUMBLE draws many.

The film screening of the movie, RUMBLE, on November 30 in the Wang Theater drew many students, faculty and staff.  The event was co-sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee and the Office of the Chief Diversity

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events, Music, Music Library

New Diversity Events : Fostering Partnerships with the University Libraries, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Department of History

“Germs, Genocides, and America’s Indigenous Peoples”  a lecture by Paul Kelton in honor of Native American Heritage Month November 27, 2017 @ 2pm Special Collections Seminar Room (E-2340), second floor of the Melville Library Many Indigenous people and increasingly scholars

Posted in Diversity Equity & Inclusion, History, Music, Music Library


Due to illness today’s scheduled performance by Cuatro Basso is postponed.  We apologize for any inconvenience. –Gisele Schierhorst

Posted in Music, Music Library

Art in the Jazz Age: Sep. 26

The Art in Focus Lecture Series returns on September 26th with Charles A. Riley II, director of the Nassau County Museum of Art, discussing the creative and social ferment of 1920s Paris.     Drawing on his 2017 book, Free

Posted in About Us, Art, Music, Southampton, Writing and Literature

The Music Library’s Reel-to-Reel Recordings

The Music Library’s reel-to-reel recordings represent the early history of the University’s Music Department.  For several decades, faculty and student recitals, symphony, chamber music and choral concerts were recorded directly to the reels, and archived in the Music Library.  Among

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Melville Library, Music, Music Library, Preservation

Library Concert Series: Fall Chamber Music Festival 2016

SBU Libraries was proud and honored to host the final concert of the fall 2016 semester on Wednesday, December 14th in the Melville Library Galleria. These amazing musicians are graduate students from the Stony Brook University Department of Music. They

Posted in Events, Libraries, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Music, Stony Brook University

Turmoil Radio: A Trove of Punk Rock Music History & Culture

The Turmoil Radio Collection documents the 24-year run of Steve Kreitzer’s radio program on WUSB-FM (90.1 FM) – the world’s longest running punk rock radio show. Beginning in 1980, the show became a vital part of the Long Island punk and hardcore

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Music, Special Collections & University Archives

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival July 31-August 28, 2016

As a gentle rain poured over eastern Long Island early Sunday evening, a packed sanctuary of concertgoers at Bridgehampton’s Presbyterian Church reveled in Alan Alda’s delightful readings of excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s letters, interspersed with top-notch performances of the

Posted in Music, Music Library, New and Notable