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New Archive Chronicles SBU in the 1960s and 1970s

In the 1960s and 1970s, Stony Brook University was in the midst of rapid expansion from building construction and recruitment of top faculty to hosting athletic events and countless art and music programs for the university and neighboring communities. Important

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Stony Brook University

SBU Student Life Documented in New Archive

In the 1970s and 1980s bulletin boards across Stony Brook University were covered with student broadsides: single-sided posters, flyers, advertisements, and announcements. These broadsides vividly reflect campus and national events of the times. Topics include student activism, social activities, breaking news,

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections Contributing to Library of Congress Radio Preservation Initiative

The Library of Congress’s Radio Preservation Task Force (RPTF) is developing a national database with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) to identify, map, and make searchable information regarding historical radio broadcasts and other radio-related materials. The RPTF is working

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

Special Collections and University Archives: 2017 in Review

Special Collections and University Archives had an amazing and banner 2017! Classes, tour groups, and researchers visited the department in person to consult the University Libraries’ unique research and primary source collections. Nearly 1,000 reference questions were answered. Digital collections were launched.

Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections Host Students from SBU’s Mu Pi Chapter of the National History Honor Society

Student historians from Stony Brook University’s Mu Pi chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society visited Special Collections on Wednesday, December 6 to learn more about the University Libraries’ unique research and primary source collections. On view

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Libraries Announce Digital Collection of Medieval Manuscripts

“Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection published by Stony Brook University Libraries in November 2017.   An educator and book seller, Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) is perhaps best known for separating and systematically

Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Library Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner

More than 130 Stony Brook University faculty and staff were honored at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on November 8. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Provost Michael A. Bernstein hosted the event that celebrated faculty achievements and

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections Featured in Two Upcoming Television Series

In 2018, Special Collections will be featured in two different television series. Production and camera crews for the separate projects visited Special Collections this past week to film its original 1779 George Washington letter and to conduct an interview about

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU Librarians Invited Speakers at LI GIS Conference

Librarians Robert Tolliver (Head, Science and Engineering; President, Geoscience Information Society) and Kristen Nyitray (Director, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist) were invited speakers at the Long Island GIS (Geographic Information System) Users Conference held at Stony Brook University

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

University Libraries, Simons Center Gallery and Zuccaire Gallery Featured at Art Crawl

On Friday, November 3, guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, and sculpture. Four galleries at Stony Brook University were featured at the second event of the semester. Art Crawls unite Stony Brook

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives