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From Special Collections: Trailblazer Helen Hull Jacobs

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

University Archives to Host Class of 1968, 50th Reunion Event

Stony Brook University’s class of 1968 is reuniting this May to celebrate a momentous milestone – 50 years since graduation. On Saturday, May 19 Special Collections and University Archives will participate in the Alumni Relations‘ event by hosting an open house

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl March 28: Tour Special Collections, Alloway Gallery, Zuccaire Gallery and Wang Center

Art Crawl: March 28 from 3pm to 5pm (new date due to inclement weather) Tour Special Collections, the Zuccaire Gallery and the Wang Center. RSVPs are not necessary. Join at any stop along the crawl!   Stony Brook University is host

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

New Melville Library Display Features Medieval Manuscripts

collection recently published by Stony Brook University Libraries. Photographs from the Otto F. Ege compiled portfolio Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century are featured. Special Collections, Stony Brook University Libraries owns portfolio “No. 19” of the 40 unique

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 Tagged with:

SBU Spotlights Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection

Stony Brook University is highlighting the pioneering career and papers of Max Fink, MD. Dr. Fink, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at SBU is a world-leading expert and defender of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and the focus of a new collection

Posted in Digital Collections, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Featured, Manuscripts, Medicine, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University

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