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Special Collections Hosts Culper Spy Day Event!

More than 80 history enthusiasts visited Special Collections on Saturday, September 15 as part of the fourth annual Culper Spy Day. Personalized guided and interpretative tours were hosted to showcase Stony Brook University’s two original George Washington spy letters written during the

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Upcoming Event: “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion”

The University Libraries will present “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion” on Monday, September 24 at 4pm. SBU professors and scholars Timothy August (Department of English), Nerissa Balce (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Shirley

Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections to Participate in 4th Annual Culper Spy Day

Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with Special Collections on Saturday, September 15! A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of community events will highlight the amazing history behind George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring.

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” Series Features Spy Letter

The Travel Channel’s popular series “Mysteries at the Museum” featured Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington letter in this week’s new episode, in a segment about the Culper Spy Ring. A production team and film crew visited Special Collections last November

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Washington Spy Lecture and Letter Viewing Draws Capacity Crowd

Spies do exist in the archive! The Three Village Historical Society hosted a sold out lecture and viewing of Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington, Culper Spy Ring letter at the Neighborhood House in Setauket on Monday, July 16. Significant to

Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Librarians welcome CSTEP

Librarians Robert Tolliver and Laurel Scheinfeld welcomed students from Stony Brook University’s CSTEP Program.  The students were taken on a tour of the Melville Library and were then provided with instruction on the use of library resources.  The CSTEP Program

Posted in Health Sciences Library, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Outreach, Melville Library, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Special Collections and University Archives Welcome Back the Class of 1968

On Saturday May 19, Special Collections and University Archives welcomed back Stony Brook University’s class of 1968 for its 50th reunion! Memorabilia, yearbooks, photographs and more documenting their years at SBU were available for the guests to view and examine. A

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

SBU Libraries and friends asked Evan everything at the Southampton campus

On Wednesday, April 11, SBU Libraries teamed up with SBU Resident Life and SBU DoIT (Division of Information Technology) to host Evan Doubleday, lead programmer analyst on the Southampton campus, for an “ask anything” session that included questions ranging from

Posted in Emerging Technology, Libraries, Library Outreach, Library Technology, Southampton, Stony Brook University, Technology

New Podcast Highlights SBU’s Spy Letters

From the shores of Setauket in the late 1700s to the auction room at Christie’s, the new podcast “Washington’s Spy Letters” reveals the continuing evolution of the Culper Spy Ring’s historical significance. Part of the podcast series The Long Island History

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What the Health? Workshop Series Concludes

On April 5, the Stony Brook health sciences librarians concluded their three-part workshop series for Suffolk County’s public librarians, What the Health? The series focused on teaching the public librarians more about the freely available health resources from the National

Posted in About Us, Health Sciences Library, Library Outreach