Blog Archives

Symposium and Special Performance: “Starting From Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” on May 3

Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, Events, Library Outreach, Music, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Scarce Editions of “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections on Exhibit

Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Whitman’s Poetic Legacy Explored and Discussed By Distinguished SBU Poets

On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings and commentaries,

Posted in About Us, Arts & Humanities, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

Art Crawl Draws Largest Crowd Yet!

On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two

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

Join Us on Tuesday, April 2 at 1pm for “Walt Whitman’s Poetic Legacy”

To kick off National Poetry Month in 2019, join us at Stony Brook University for a poetry reading and discussion examining Walt Whitman’s influence on the poetry and culture of the Americas. Stony Brook University professors and award-winning poets Rowan

Posted in Arts & Humanities, 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

“Long Road to Freedom” Exhibition: Special Collections at the Long Island Museum

A rare manuscript from Special Collections documenting slavery on Long Island is currently on view through May 27 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island” is

Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

Celebrating Women’s History Month with Literary Karaoke

On March 6th, students, faculty, and staff gathered to celebrate Women’s History Month with literary karaoke.  Participants read from favorite texts, discussed important themes, and discovered new works.         Please join the University Libraries for two more events

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Events, Women's Studies

Rare Long Island Maps from Special Collections Featured at Reboli Center

Rare maps from Special Collections are currently on view through May 5 in the History Gallery at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibition runs concurrently with On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph

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

Students Research Author Pietro di Donato in Special Collections

Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 333/HUI 333 class “Italian American Experience in Literature” visited Special Collections to conduct original research using the Pietro di Donato Collection on Thursday, February 28. Students examined, evaluated, and discussed manuscripts, correspondence, artifacts, and published works

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Comparative Studies, Italian, Italian American Studies, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives