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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

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

IIIF and Mirador viewer for digital collections and research

On March 3rd, 2021 the SBU Center for Digital Humanities in collaboration with the SBU Libraries Digital Projects team hosted an hour-long “Digital Humanities Show & Tell” presentation entitled “Mirador 3.0 IIIF Image Viewer for Digital Collections and Research.” Chris

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Events, Library Technology, Manuscripts, Maps, 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

Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide

April is National Poetry Month, a celebration of poets and their craft founded in April 1996 by the Academy of American Poets. Walt Whitman’s Long Island: A Research Guide presents a curated selection of sources for research on the poet’s life and his immense influence on literature,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Digital Collections, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

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

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

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