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Rare Culinary Collections Featured in SBU Magazine

In the latest issue of Stony Brook University Magazine, the feature “Rare Treasures” highlights diverse culinary collections from the Special Collections division of the University Libraries, including unique cookbooks and handwritten recipes from more than 150 years ago. A growing body

Posted in History, Special Collections & University Archives

Rare Civil Rights Artifact from Special Collections Exhibited at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center

A new installation at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. features a rare pin-back button from Special Collections, SBU Libraries. The “I Am a Civil Rights Marcher” button commemorates the August 28, 1963 historic “March on Washington for

Posted in About Us, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, History, Political Science, Special Collections & University Archives

Culper Spy Day 2022 Re-Cap

More than 1,300 visitors attended Culper Spy Day activities on Saturday, September 10 in Setauket, NY. Special Collections, SBU Libraries was on site at the headquarters of Three Village Historical Society, and showcased its American Revolutionary War collections. Among the

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

Announcing the 8th Culper Spy Day: Saturday, September 10

The 8th annual Culper Spy Day will be held on Saturday, September 10 (rain date: September 11) from 10am to 4pm.  A collaboration of more than thirty local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day of community events

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

Stony Brook’s Trial Access to HeinOnline Academic

HeinOnline Academic includes more than 100 million pages of multidisciplinary content in more than 100 subject areas, including history, political science, criminal justice, religious studies, international relations, women’s studies, pre-law, and many more. Stony Brook has access to this database

Posted in About Us, Database Trials, Digital Collections, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Women's Studies

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