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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

ARH 204 Students Study Rare Books in Special Collections

Professor Karen Lloyd’s ARH 204 class “Arts in the Age of Exploration” visited Special Collections on Thursday, February 14 to learn about the history of printmaking and early illustration techniques. A selection of SBU Libraries’ most rare books were examined,

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

SBU History Club Tours Special Collections

Historians at work! More than 20 history majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, November 28 during campus lifetime for a tour of the rare and one-of-a-kind manuscripts, books, and maps available for research use at SBU Libraries. Thank you to

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

Stony Brook University Celebrated GIS Day with Workshops in the Library

GIS Day @ Stony Brook University, 15 November 2017 The Geospatial Center (School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences) and the University Libraries celebrated GIS Day at Stony Brook University by hosting four free GIS workshop sessions on November 15.This event

Posted in About Us, Maps, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

SBU Librarians Invited Speakers at LI GIS Conference

Librarians Robert Tolliver (Head, Science and Engineering; President, Geoscience Information Society) and Kristen Nyitray (Director, Special Collections and University Archives, University Archivist) were invited speakers at the Long Island GIS (Geographic Information System) Users Conference held at Stony Brook University

Posted in History, Maps, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries Presents: STEM Speaker Series, Dr. Dan Davis

The University Libraries is pleased to announce its first lecture of the spring 2017 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Dan Davis, Chair of Department of Geosciences. His talk, “Mapping the Geology of Long Island Through Time at and Below

Posted in About Us, Geosciences, Maps

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

Culper Spy Ring Display at SBU Southampton Library

The SBU Southampton Library is proud to present a display on George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring for the month of February. Kristen Nyitray, Head of Special Collections and University Archives,  provided the material and the background on this

Posted in Academic Subjects, History, Maps, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

University Libraries Presents: STEM Speaker Series

The University Libraries is pleased to announce its first lecture of the spring 2017 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Dan Davis, Chair of Department of Geosciences.  His talk, “Mapping the Geology of Long Island Through Time at and Below

Posted in Geosciences, Maps, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

“Stony Brook on the Map” on Display in the CRR

Auerbach, Larry. The State University of New York at Stony Brook...: A Vision from the Clouds. 1978.

Visit the Central Reading Room to view “Stony Brook on the Map,” a selection of rare atlases and maps from the University Archives and Special Collections that illustrate the growth and development of Stony Brook University and the Long Island region.

Posted in Maps, Renovation News, Special Collections & University Archives