Blog Archives

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

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

Papers and Digital Collection of World-Leading Psychiatrist and Neurologist Max Fink Open for Research

Stony Brook University Libraries announce the opening of the Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection. The Max Fink Digital Collection, a subset of the papers, includes nearly 7,000 items (20,000 pages) of Dr. Fink’s original notes on experimental psychiatry, outgoing letters to colleagues,

Posted in Digital Collections, Health Sciences Library, History, Manuscripts, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Siegel Family and Friends Fund Rare Finds

Read in Stony Brook Matters how contributions from the Siegel family, their friends, and Stony Brook colleagues funded the Dorothy J. and Ronald W. Siegel Rare Book Endowment, now a $50,000 endowment enriching the University’s special collections of rare books and

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Memento Mori: The Richard F. Welch Collection

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) through the Richard F. Welch Collection. Comprised of hundreds of photographs, negatives, and research notes, the collection documents gravestones, stone carvers, symbols, cemeteries, and people that lived from

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, History, Manuscripts, Research, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU Libraries Partners with Prestigious Southampton Writers Conference

For over 40 years (41 to be exact), aspiring and prestigious writers have flocked to Southampton to take part in what is now one of the most well-known writers conferences in the world. While over those years the landscape has

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Events, Featured, Library Outreach, MFA Theatre & Film, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

What’s New at Southampton? Q&A with William Blydenburgh

Our students out at the Southampton Branch of Stony Brook University (or #EasternSeawolves as they’re now being referred to on social media) are starting to see a new face behind the desk at the Library and out and about on

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature