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New Digital Collection – Kronos Yearbooks

Digital Collection The Kronos: Stony Brook University, School of Medicine, Digital Yearbook Collection is now available to the public. This digital collection provides online access to the complete holdings of the yearbook. For this digitization project, print copies of the

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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

SBU Libraries Announce New Visiting Assistant Librarian, Diane Holliday

Stony Brook University Libraries is very pleased to introduce our new adjunct, Diane Holliday, who will join as Visiting Assistant Librarian in Special Collections and University Archives. Diane graduated from Stony Brook University with a BS in Atmospheric Science/Meteorology, earned an MBA from

Posted in About Us, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections and University Archives honored by Three Village Historical Society

University Libraries is delighted to announce that the Three Village Historical Society has honored Special Collections and University Archives with the Kate Wheeler Strong Memorial Award. This Award is “in recognition of significant contributions toward the fostering of interest in local history and a

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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

New Timeline Chronicles the 40th Anniversary of SBU Hospital

A new timeline, which includes information drawn from historical papers and photographs from the University Archives, chronicles the history of Stony Brook Medicine. In 1980, Stony Brook University Hospital first opened its doors and became the region’s first academic medical center. Stony Brook

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library, History, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Stony Brook University

Meet Special Collections Intern Matthew Burke

In summer 2019, SBU student Matthew Burke’s passion for history and career ambitions spurred him to pursue an internship in Special Collections and University Archives. Every year, the department sponsors internships where students delve into exciting research and archival processing

Posted in 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

Students in ARH 400 Study the History of Photography in Special Collections

Students in Professor Barbara Frank’s advanced seminar in art history and criticism (ARH 400) visited Special Collections on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind, rare primary sources from the Tintypes and Portraits Collection. The collection includes 24 tintype

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

From the University Archives: Ashley Schiff Nature Preserve Turns 50

Stony Brook University recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Ashley Schiff Preserve. Some students know it as a scenic shortcut from the Main Campus to South Campus and back. Others use it as a “living laboratory” to study its

Posted in Ecology and Evolution, Geosciences, History, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Stony Brook University, Sustainability