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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

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

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Explored and Discussed By Distinguished SBU Poets

On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings and commentaries,

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Special Collections Announces Mary Olmsted Johnson Archive and Exhibition

Special Collections has acquired an important collection of artwork, papers, and artifacts documenting the life and artistry of Mary Olmsted Johnson (1890-1950). It is a trove for researchers studying social realism, art created during the period of the Great Depression

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

“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

Rare Long Island Maps from Special Collections Featured at Reboli Center

Rare maps from Special Collections are currently on view through May 5 in the History Gallery at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibition runs concurrently with On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph

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

Students Research Author Pietro di Donato in Special Collections

Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 333/HUI 333 class “Italian American Experience in Literature” visited Special Collections to conduct original research using the Pietro di Donato Collection on Thursday, February 28. Students examined, evaluated, and discussed manuscripts, correspondence, artifacts, and published works

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Comparative Studies, Italian, Italian American Studies, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives