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From the University Archives: Ashley Schiff Nature Preserve Turns 50

Stony Brook University recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ashley Schiff Preserve. Some students know it as a scenic shortcut from the Main Campus to South Campus and back. Others use it as a “living laboratory” to study its

Posted in Ecology and Evolution, Geosciences, History, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University, Sustainability

5th Annual Culper Spy Day is a Revolutionary Hit!

Special Collections participated in and celebrated “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” on Saturday, September 14, 2019. A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day of diverse community events highlighting the

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

Special Collections and Undergraduate Admissions Bring History to Life

Stony Brook University’s incredible staff from Undergraduate Admissions visited Special Collections and University Archives on Thursday, September 12 to learn about the department’s diverse, unique, and rare Long Island collections and archival materials that document SBU’s evolution from a small college to a leading

Posted in Libraries, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

EGL 301 Students Explore Literary History in Special Collections

From his original rough draft of a manuscript to the trowel he used for laying bricks, students in Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 301 class of English majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Books, Comparative Studies, History, Manuscripts, Research, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections to Participate in the 5th Annual Culper Spy Day

Save the Date! Saturday, September 14, 2019 marks the 5th Annual Culper Spy Day. Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with us. A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day

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

Special Collections & University Archives: Academic Year 2018 to 2019 (Plus Summer) in Review

Special Collections and University Archives had an amazing year from academic year 2018 to 2019! Many classes, tour groups, and researchers visited the department in person to consult our unique research and primary source collections. Approximately 1,000 questions were answered.

Posted in About Us, Special Collections & University Archives

Stony Brook University’s Connection to Apollo 11 Documented in the University Archives

Stony Brook University has always been “far beyond!” Samples of lunar soil collected during the Apollo 11 spaceflight to the moon in July 1969 were exhibited in the Earth and Space Sciences building on October 19, 1972. SBU professor and

Posted in History, Research, Special Collections & University Archives, Stony Brook University

SBU’s Class of ’69 Visits Special Collections & University Archives

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, graduates of SBU’s class of 1969 visited Special Collections and University Archives as part of festivities for their 50th class reunion. Alums attended an open house that featured an exhibit of photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and

Posted in About Us, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Celebrated through Art, Music, Literature, and History

On Friday, May 3 students, scholars, and the community gathered at Stony Brook University to explore and celebrate Walt Whitman’s local and global influence, impact, and legacy. The symposium “Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” examined Walt Whitman’s

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

30th Anniversary of the Roth Regatta

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Roth Regatta! The history of this annual SBU tradition can be traced in the University Archives through photographs, newspaper articles, and more. The first event was held on April 28, 1989 and

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives