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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

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