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Historic Exhibition of Black Abstract Artists on Display at Zuccaire Gallery

Artifacts from the University Archives (University Libraries) are currently on view and provide context for a new exhibition at the Staller Center’s Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery. Entitled “Revisiting 5+1,” the exhibition examines a critical moment at the junction of abstract

Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives

Veterans Day: Special Collections on Exhibit

On November 9, Special Collections participated at SBU’s annual Veterans Day ceremony held in the Student Activities Center. Several collections that document the experiences of U.S. veterans were on display, ranging from the correspondence written during the American Revolutionary War

Posted in Library Outreach, 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

SBU’S Class of 1972 visits Special Collections & University Archives

As part of festivities for their 50th class reunion, graduates of SBU’s class of 1972 visited Special Collections and University Archives on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Alums attended an open house featuring photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and artifacts from their years on campus. Related

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Poetry Archives from Special Collections featured in SBU Magazine

In the latest issue of Stony Brook University Magazine, the feature “Rare Treasures,” highlights diverse poetry collections from Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) in celebration of National Poetry Month in April. The Poetry Center Archive: Stony Brook University has

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives

Join Us on the Art Crawl, Wednesday, April 13 starting at 1pm

Don’t miss these free guided tours of campus galleries! Registration is not required, and you can join us at any point along the route. The Spring 2022 schedule will be as follows: 1:00 PM | Simons Center Gallery, Simons Center,

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

SBU Libraries Co-Sponsors Round Table on the Spanish Golden Age: Event Recap

On occasion of the publication Le Siècle d’or espagnol (Paris: Citadelles & Mazenod, 2019) by Guillaume Kientz, three Stony Brook faculty members discussed this book’s innovative contribution to the field of Hispanic Studies, in Europe and beyond. Kientz, recently appointed as

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives

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