Blog Archives

Join us for Virtual Culper Spy Weekend on Sept. 12 and 13

The Three Village area of Long Island is home of the Culper Spy Ring, formed in 1778 to secretly provide General George Washington with the information he needed to turn the tide of the American Revolution. Join us for Virtual

Posted in Events, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Libraries Launch “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences”

Stony Brook University Libraries is pleased to announce “Documenting COVID-19: Stony Brook University Experiences,” a new digital archive project established to collect, preserve, and publish the institutional history of Stony Brook University during this unprecedented moment in history.  The entire

Posted in COVID-19, Digital Collections, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Health Sciences Library, Medicine, New and Notable, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University

Chronicling the History of Stony Brook University Libraries

July marks the 58th year of SBU Libraries! When did the first library open on the SBU campus? Why is the Melville Library a building within a building? And when did the catalog first go online? All of these questions

Posted in Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives

Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poets and their craft founded in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide presents a curated selection of sources for research on the poet’s life and his immense influence on literature,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

SBU Libraries Announce New Visiting Assistant Librarian, Diane Holliday

Stony Brook University Libraries is very pleased to introduce our new adjunct, Diane Holliday, who will join as Visiting Assistant Librarian in Special Collections and University Archives. Diane graduated from Stony Brook University with a BS in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, earned an MBA from

Posted in About Us, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Librarian Gisele Schierhorst’s Scholarly Article Published in American Music Research Center Journal

Gisele Schierhorst, Head of the Music Library at Stony Brook University, has authored a comprehensive history of an important, yet under-documented orchestra established on Long Island with roots here at Stony Brook University. The article entitled “The Suffolk Symphonic Orchestra and Society

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Music, Music Library, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

New Timeline Chronicles the 40th Anniversary of SBU Hospital

A new timeline, which includes information drawn from historical papers and photographs from the University Archives, chronicles the history of Stony Brook Medicine. In 1980, Stony Brook University Hospital first opened its doors and became the region’s first academic medical center. Stony Brook

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library, History, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Stony Brook University

Meet Special Collections Intern Matthew Burke

In summer 2019, SBU student Matthew Burke’s passion for history and career ambitions spurred him to pursue an internship in Special Collections and University Archives. Every year, the department sponsors internships where students delve into exciting research and archival processing

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Papers of Jane Porcino, a Champion of Women’s Rights, Open for Research

Special Collections announces the opening of the Jane Porcino Collection. Dr. Porcino (1924-2008) was an internationally known author, lecturer, consultant, educator, and advocate who worked in the fields of civil rights, social work, and gerontology. She received her Master of

Posted in Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Women's Studies

Students in ARH 400 Study the History of Photography in Special Collections

Students in Professor Barbara Frank’s advanced seminar in art history and criticism (ARH 400) visited Special Collections on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind, rare primary sources from the Tintypes and Portraits Collection. The collection includes 24 tintype

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives