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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

Special Collections Highlights Presidential Letters

Among its rare books and documents, Special Collections has presidential letters authored by George Washington and a letter addressed to Thomas Jefferson by the first governor of New York, George Clinton. The first Presidents Day was an unofficial holiday on February

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Highlights International Darwin Day

Among the rare books in Special Collections is Charles Darwin’s The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, published by Appleton and Company in 1897. International Darwin Day is Sunday, February 12 and commemorates the birth of Darwin in 1809. 

Posted in Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives, STEM

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

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

Conservationist and Author Carl Safina Captivates at Writers Series

In his spirited presentation and book of the same title “Beyond Words: How Elephants, Wolves, and Killer Whales Think and Feel,” Carl Safina shared how he spent time working with researchers who have dedicated decades to studying particular families of wild

Posted in Anthropology, Author Series, Biology, Communicating Science, Ecology and Evolution, Events, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

Art Crawls: Guided Tours of Campus Galleries

Art Crawl, Fall 2016

Special Collections will be participating in the Fall 2016 Art Crawl, a free event with guided tours of Stony Brook University’s galleries. A variety of art will be exhibited, including work from international artists, Stony Brook students, and digital artists

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

Professors Munich and Bona “Dazzle” at Writers Series

Dr. Munich speaking at Writers Series, September 27, 2016.

Diamonds and cloth-work were among the scholarly topics discussed by SBU professors Adrienne Munich and Mary Jo Bona, at the first program of the fall 2016 University Libraries Presents: Writers Series. A standing room-only audience of university and community guests

Posted in Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

“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

Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich to Speak on 9/27

Professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich

SBU professors Mary Jo Bona and Adrienne Munich will speak at University Libraries Presents: Writers Series on Tuesday, 9/27. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed faculty. Date: Tuesday, September 27 from

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies