Blog Archives

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

Student Spotlight – Meet Jennifer Moy

Originally from the Bronx, at the age of fourteen Jennifer and her family relocated to Brooklyn, NY. Jennifer had attended Frank McCourt High School, a small school located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Her long commute to school

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library, Libraries, 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

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

Student Spotlight – Ellie Gouvis

Meet Elizabeth Gouvis, or Ellie, as she prefers to be called. Ellie began working for the University Libraries during the 2018 Spring semester and has been with us ever since. Growing up in Sayville, Long Island Ellie chose Stony Brook

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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

SBU’s Class of ’69 Visits Special Collections & University Archives

On Saturday, June 1, 2019, graduates of SBU’s class of 1969 visited Special Collections and University Archives as part of festivities for their 50th class reunion. Alums attended an open house that featured an exhibit of photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and

Posted in About Us, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Celebrated through Art, Music, Literature, and History

On Friday, May 3 students, scholars, and the community gathered at Stony Brook University to explore and celebrate Walt Whitman’s local and global influence, impact, and legacy. The symposium “Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” examined Walt Whitman’s

Posted in About Us, Art, Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature