And It Is Sung: The Music of Iceland

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. You may wish to begin reading with the first blog post in this series. While reading the books pertaining to Middle-earth

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s Musical Influences

The Library’s intern Dan Hunt has been researching the musical influences on the works of fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The article below contains his preliminary findings. “In the beginning Eru, the One, who in the Elvish tongue is named Iluvatar,

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David Martine on Contemporary Native American Art

Many thanks to Shinnecock artist, educator, and author David Martine who started off our fall Art in Focus lecture series with a fascinating look at Native American Art. David is a member of Amerinda, a New York-based organization promoting and

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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

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Dr. Maureen O’Leary on “Collecting Fossils in the Sahara Desert of Mali”

On September 17, 2019, Dr. Maureen O’Leary presented the first Fall STEM Lecture at the University Libraries about her late 1990s expeditions in the Sahara Desert of Mali.  The current region of the Sahara Desert was once the ancient Trans-Saharan

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You Can’t Spell ‘Books’ without ‘Boo’!

Halloween 2019 Book Display

While Halloween isn’t until the end of the month, the Southampton library spares no time to decorate for the season.  Southampton Library Supervisor, Nicki Loder, created two book displays to help celebrate the month of October.  Need a scary read?

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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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Library-Focused Music Course

MUS 520, “Introduction to Research,” is now underway for the Music Department’s graduate students pursuing MA and DMA degrees in performance.  Topics covered include study of  the Library’s music manuscripts, the practice of musical borrowing during the Renaissance, the concepts

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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

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