Special Collections co-sponsors public program on American Revolution, Civil War

Special Collections and the Three Village Historical Society collaborated on a private grant sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

The project was awarded full funding ($3,000) and will support “Rebels, Resistors, and Rioters,” a public program of lectures on the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Confirmed presenters are Natalie S. Bober, an award-winning author of nine biographies, including Thomas Jefferson: Draftsman of a Nation (2007); Countdown to Independence: A Revolution of Ideas in England and Her American Colonies, 1760-1776 (2001); and Abigail Adams: Witness to A Revolution (1995); independent historian Barnet Schecter, author of George Washington’s America: A BiographyThrough His Maps (2011); The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America (2005); and The Battle for New York: The City at the Heart of the American Revolution (2002); Charles Backfish, Editor of the Long Island History Journal; and Kristen Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 12 in the Charles B. Wang Asian American Center at Stony Brook University. Registration information will soon be posted on the website of the Three Village Historical Society (www.threevillagehistoricalsociety.org).

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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