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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 from 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

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Scarce Editions of “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections on Exhibit

Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes

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Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Explored and Discussed By Distinguished SBU Poets

On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings and commentaries,

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Art Crawl Draws Largest Crowd Yet!

On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two

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Join Us on Tuesday, April 2 at 1pm for “Walt Whitman’s Poetic Legacy”

To kick off National Poetry Month in 2019, join us at Stony Brook University for a poetry reading and discussion examining Walt Whitman’s influence on the poetry and culture of the Americas. Stony Brook University professors and award-winning poets Rowan

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