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Special Collections Featured in Two Upcoming Television Series

In 2018, Special Collections will be featured in two different television series. Production and camera crews for the separate projects visited Special Collections this past week to film its original 1779 George Washington letter and to conduct an interview about

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

University Libraries, Simons Center Gallery and Zuccaire Gallery Featured at Art Crawl

On Friday, November 3, guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, and sculpture. Four galleries at Stony Brook University were featured at the second event of the semester. Art Crawls unite Stony Brook

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Central Reading Room, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Papers and Digital Collection of World-Leading Psychiatrist and Neurologist Max Fink Open for Research

Stony Brook University Libraries announce the opening of the Max Fink Papers and Digital Collection. The Max Fink Digital Collection, a subset of the papers, includes nearly 7,000 items (20,000 pages) of Dr. Fink’s original notes on experimental psychiatry, outgoing letters to colleagues,

Posted in Digital Collections, Health Sciences, History, Manuscripts, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

New Acquisition: 1775 Brookhaven Land Deed Signed by Culper Spy

Special Collections has an exciting new acquisition just in time for Culper Spy Day: an original manuscript land deed signed by Culper Spy Ring member Caleb Brewster and Justus Roe, brother of spy Austin Roe, transferring land from Selah Hulse

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

Special Collections Acquire Childs and Lockwood Family Papers

Special Collections has acquired an important local history collection. The papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members, who resided in Crane Neck, Village of Old Field, NY, New York City, and Greenwich, CT, were donated by Childs’ great-granddaughter, Wendy

Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

Memento Mori: The Richard F. Welch Collection

Learn about the history and artistry of early Long Island gravestones (1680-1801) through the Richard F. Welch Collection. Comprised of hundreds of photographs, negatives, and research notes, the collection documents gravestones, stone carvers, symbols, cemeteries, and people that lived from

Posted in Anthropology, Art, Arts & Humanities, Books, History, Manuscripts, Research, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections Highlights the Papers of Naturalist Mary Fletcher

Naturalist and educator Mary Fletcher (1899-1989) authored “A Survey of the Algae Found in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden” in 1936. In honor of her accomplishments and Women’s History Month, Special Collections is featuring her papers, which are open and available

Posted in Manuscripts, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

Special Collections Featured in Faculty Publication

Professor Paul Firbas’ recently published article features a rare book from Special Collections, SBU Libraries. In “Hemispheric Knowledge: Sarmiento de Gamboa and His Texts on the Strait of Magellan” (Annales de Literatura Chilena, December 2016, v. 17, no. 26), Firbas

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

Special Collections Highlights Presidential Letters

Among its rare books and documents, Special Collections has presidential letters authored by George Washington and a letter addressed to Thomas Jefferson by the first governor of New York, George Clinton. The first Presidents Day was an unofficial holiday on February

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Historic 1793 Document Conserved

Letter, George Clinton to Thomas Jefferson, 1793

A historic letter regarding the Montauk Point Lighthouse, written in 1793 and housed in Special Collections of the University Libraries, has been conserved. In the letter, dated 21 February 1793, George Clinton, the first Governor of New York, writes to

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives