Culper Spy Day Celebrated By Special Collections

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Special Collections proudly participated in “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” on Saturday, July 23.

A collaboration of 17 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of events from Oyster Bay to Port Jefferson highlighted the amazing history behind George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring.

Visitors from the New York metropolitan area, and from as far as Missouri, made the trip to Special Collections to view its two George Washington spy letters written in 1779 and 1780. Guests learned details about the content of the letters, background about how they were acquired, and their restoration by the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts in Philadelphia.

Dozens of questions were fielded and answered throughout the day, and visitors shared their own research and ideas about the impact of the Culper Spy Ring during the American Revolution. Special Collections looks forward to participating at future Culper Spy Day events!

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Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Culper Spy Day in Special Collections on July 23, 2016.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
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