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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book Two: The Hotel, by Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel, Elizabeth Bowen There are many literary classics nestled in the Southampton stacks awaiting the attention of a devoted reader. Tomes from Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Conrad lurk about, all of which we shall hopefully explore at a date currently

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book One: The Gilded Age

Nestled in the stacks of the SBU Southampton library sits a brown, nondescript book with faded, golden font. A crest on the cover of the book reads The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), and the spine of the

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SBU Libraries Hosts Panel Discussion in Honor of National Poetry Month

On April 10th, Stony Brook University Libraries hosted a panel in honor of National Poetry Month.  This event was intended to foster a discussion of poetry as a mode of expression, and of the relationship between that expression (format, content, etc.)

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Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! In celebration, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive archives of poets ranging from manuscript drafts to published books. All are welcome to explore these unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

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Literary Karaoke in Honor of Women’s History Month — March 21st!

The University Libraries have added a second literary karaoke event as part of their program in celebration of Women’s History Month.  This second event will be held at 1pm on March 21st in Melville Library’s North Reading Room.  All are

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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

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Student Book Recommendation

We’re asking students to recommend books from our collection, books that inspire and provoke and amuse. First up is our astute library assistant and MFA student, Sarah Stoss.     Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado.  

Posted in Southampton, Writing and Literature

How to Make a Chapbook

SBU Libraries’ Preservation Department will be out in Southampton on Wednesday, September 27th, teaching students how to assemble their own chapbooks. Chapbooks are handmade, bound collections of writings.  They have a storied history, having served as conveyors of everything from

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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

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Special Collections Features Poetry Archives

In honor of National Poetry Month, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive poetry archives. From manuscript drafts to published books, all are welcome to explore Stony Brook University Libraries’ unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

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