Blog Archives

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

My Research Life: Nava Berger

My Research Life is a blog series of interviews with Stony Brook people about how and where they do their research. Today, librarian Chris Filstrup talks with Nava Berger, a senior and Political Science and History double major. She is

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, History, Libraries, My Research Life, Stony Brook University

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

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

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

Women’s History in the Health Sciences

Women’s History month is a celebration of the shared stories and achievements of so many influential and well known figures. From American Abolitionist Harriet Tubman to American Astronomer Vera Rubin, there is no shortage of inspirational narratives. So this month

Posted in Academic Subjects, Databases, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Electronic Resources, Health Sciences Library, History, Libraries, Library Outreach, Library Science, Medicine, STEM, Stony Brook University, Women's Studies

“Long Road to Freedom” Exhibition: Special Collections at the Long Island Museum

A rare manuscript from Special Collections documenting slavery on Long Island is currently on view through May 27 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island” is

Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives