Blog 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

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

Special Collections Opens Historical Long Island Collection for Research

Special Collections announces the opening of an important collection for historical research that documents a Long Island family and community dating back to 1705. Historian and author Willis H. White has donated the Samuel Hopkins Miller Collection, an archive comprised

Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Spotlights Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection

Stony Brook University is highlighting the pioneering career and papers of Max Fink, MD. Dr. Fink, Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology Emeritus at SBU is a world-leading expert and defender of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), and the focus of a new collection

Posted in Digital Collections, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Featured, Manuscripts, Medicine, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University

Special Collections Acquire Childs and Lockwood Family Papers

Special Collections has acquired an important local history collection. The papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, New York City, and Greenwich, CT, were donated by Childs’ great-granddaughter, Wendy

Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

Librarians Sally Stieglitz and Kristen Nyitray win grant for World War I Centennial programming

Sally Stieglitz and Kristen Nyitray, librarians at Stony Brook University Libraries, have been selected by the Library of America as recipients of a grant for programming marking the upcoming centennial of the First World War. World War I and America is a

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, History, New and Notable

Eastern Seawolves Rejoice! Physical Therapy Class of 2016 Donates Picnic Table to Southampton Campus.

Stony Brook University’s Southampton campus is pristine in its beauty, but some students have taken notice that it could use more outdoor furniture. That’s where the Physical Therapy Class of 2016 comes in. The PT program identified the perfect spot

Posted in New and Notable, Southampton

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival July 31-August 28, 2016

As a gentle rain poured over eastern Long Island early Sunday evening, a packed sanctuary of concertgoers at Bridgehampton’s Presbyterian Church reveled in Alan Alda’s delightful readings of excerpts from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s letters, interspersed with top-notch performances of the

Posted in Music, Music Library, New and Notable

SBU Libraries Partners with Prestigious Southampton Writers Conference

For over 40 years (41 to be exact), aspiring and prestigious writers have flocked to Southampton to take part in what is now one of the most well-known writers conferences in the world. While over those years the landscape has

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Events, Featured, Library Outreach, MFA Theatre & Film, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

What’s New at Southampton? Q&A with William Blydenburgh

Our students out at the Southampton Branch of Stony Brook University (or #EasternSeawolves as they’re now being referred to on social media) are starting to see a new face behind the desk at the Library and out and about on

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature