From the University Archives: Flashback Friday – 60 Years of The Statesman

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of Stony Brook University’s first student newspaper, The Statesman, founded in 1957 with the name Sucolian (an acronym for State University College on Long Island).


The newspaper has been digitized; it can be browsed and searched on DSpace, the SUNY Digital Repository. The original, print issues can also be requested at the Circulation Desk on the third floor of the Melville Library. On April 1, the Alumni Association will be hosting a special event in celebration of 60 years of The Statesman. Learn more about it here.


For information about Special Collections and University Archives, visit the website for the department -Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist

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
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