Dr. Daniel Thomas Moran Donates Autographed Books and Archival Materials


Books donated by Daniel Thomas Moran, 2014.

Special Collections of the University Libraries has received a donation of autographed books – literature and poetry – and archival materials, from Stony Brook University alumnus Dr. Daniel Thomas Moran. His series of donations over the past eight years include his own published and unpublished manuscripts, and more than 350 books, including works by Allen Ginsberg, Kurt Vonnegut, Spalding Gray, Colum McCann, and Billy Collins. In 2008, Dr. Moran donated his personal papers (manuscripts, correspondence, and journals) to Special Collections. He has also facilitated the donations of several other important Long Island artists and poets.

Dr. Moran’s works have appeared in prestigious journals, such as Confrontation, The Recorder, Nassau Review, Oxford, National Forum, Hawaii Pacific Review, Commonweal, Parnassus, Poetry Salzburg Review, Prairie Poetry, The New York Times, The Journal of The American Medical Association, Literary Matters (Oxford University Press), Medical Humanities Journal, Hektoen International, Humanist Network News, Humanist Living, Nassau Review, The Seventh Quarry, Exit 13 and The Norton Critical Anthology on Darwin. His work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize on eight occasions. He had a number of his essays published in The New York Times, Newsday, The Easthampton Star and The Shelter Island Reporter. From 1997 to 2005 he served as Vice President of The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in West Hills, New York where he instituted The Long Island School of Poetry Reading Series and has been Literary Correspondent to Long Island Public Radio where he hosted Poet’s Corner and The Long Island Radio Magazine.

His seventh collection, A Shed for Wood, was published by Salmon Poetry (2013). Daniel and Karen Moran pledged a major gift to Stony Brook University in 2013.  A residuary bequest, it states the Morans will leave a portion of their estate to Special Collections. Learn more about their generous gift here.

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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