Special Collections in New Exhibition at the Long Island Museum

EDF brochure, circa 1979, from the Environmental Defense Fund Archive.

EDF brochure, circa 1969, from the Environmental Defense Fund Archive.

Political buttons, photographs, and ephemera from Special Collections and University Archives are exhibited at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook. Part of the new installation, “Long Island in the Sixties,” the items culled from Special Collections and University Archives depict activism on Long Island and nationally during the 1960s, and the groundbreaking ceremony for Stony Brook University on April 8, 1960.

Groundbreaking at SBU, April 6, 1960. Pictured left to right: Frank C. Moore (Chairman, SUNY Board of Trustees) Governor Nelson Rockefeller Ward Melville J. Burch McMorran

Groundbreaking at SBU, April 6, 1960. Pictured left to right: Frank C. Moore, Governor Nelson Rockefeller, Ward Melville, and J. Burch McMorran.

 

 

 

As stated in the exhibition narrative, “Long Island held both a uniquely privileged status of growth during the 1960s, and a status of vulnerability, experiencing the same dilemmas locally that shook the rest of the nation. This exhibition will take visitors on a tour of the decade when Long Island stood at the precipice of transformations that still hold legacies for our present.” The exhibit runs from June 24 through December 30, 2016. For more information about Special Collections, please visit the website for the department.

 

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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