Special Collections Host Students from SBU’s Mu Pi Chapter of the National History Honor Society

Students from Stony Brook University's Mu Pi chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, December 2017.

Students from Stony Brook University’s Mu Pi chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society, December 2017.

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 was a wide range of unique items ranging from a 1793 letter written to Thomas Jefferson about Montauk Point to artifacts from the University Archives. Phi Alpha Theta is an American honor society for undergraduate and graduate students and professors of history. The society has over 400,000 members and 970 chapters nationwide. SBU’s Mu Pi chapter was founded in 1967. Special thanks to history major and honor society vice president Erin Becker for facilitating the visit.

Letter, George Clinton to Thomas Jefferson, 1793

Letter, George Clinton to Thomas Jefferson, 1793.

 

 

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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