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Stony Brook Undergraduate History Club Visits Special Collections

Special Collections hosted the Stony Brook Undergraduate History Club on November 17. The lively discussion and viewing of unique research collections focused on historical materials that can only be found and accessed at Stony Brook University. Original sources on display

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

Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis at SBU Center for Digital Humanities premiere speaker event “Medieval Manuscripts and Digital Collections: The Case for IIIF”

On November 4th, 2021 the Stony Brook University Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) hosted its first guest speaker event since our grand opening with a particularly illustrious subject expert: Dr. Lisa Fagin Davis PhD, Director of the Medieval Academy of

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, History, Library Technology, Manuscripts, Research, Special Collections & University Archives

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with 5 Resources on American Indian History

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month with five library resources about Indigenous histories. November is Native American Heritage Month, an annual time to commemorate and reaffirm Indigenous cultural legacies and histories. 1) Rifkin, Mark. 2011. When did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship,

Posted in Diversity Equity & Inclusion, History, Indigenous peoples, Research Tagged with: , ,

Join Us at the Art Crawl on Saturday, October 23 from 1pm to 3pm

Free guided tours of Stony Brook University’s diverse art galleries will take place on Saturday, October 23 from 1pm to 3pm as part of campus-wide events for the inauguration of Maurie McInnis, sixth president of Stony Brook University. Participating galleries

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

New Library Research Guide: Sources for Studies of Indigenous Histories and Cultures

Stony Brook University Libraries (SBUL) has diverse collections to support research of Indigenous histories and cultures. A new library guide presents a curated selection of freely available and licensed content organized by theme and format. Coverage includes: art; databases; health disparities; languages; law;

Posted in Anthropology, History, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

Collections of Trailblazing Women Featured in Stony Brook University Magazine

Collections of Edith Gentile, Diana Chang, and Helen Hull Jacobs are featured in the latest issue of Stony Brook University Magazine. “Rare Treasures” highlights three trailblazing women whose the collections are part of Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA). Edith

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies, Writing and Literature

Special Collections to Participate at the 7th Annual Culper Spy Day

Save the Date! “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2021. A collaboration of more than a dozen local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day of community events highlighting the

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University 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

SSO 102.23 students explore online collections: Look what they found!

This semester, Science and Society 102.23 first-year seminar students practiced using a variety of databases and digital collections to explore questions related to new technologies. One project was to delve into the past and investigate how society reacted to emerging

Posted in About Us, Academic Subjects, Databases, Digital Collections, Electronic Resources, History, Information Literacy, Library Instruction, Technology

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