Blog Archives

Washington Spy Lecture and Letter Viewing Draws Huge 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

18th Century Lockwood Family Papers Restored

In 2017, Special Collections announced the acquisition of an important local history collection: papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members who resided on Long Island, in New York City, and in Greenwich, CT. A segment of the collection, Lockwood family

Posted in History, Preservation, Special Collections & University Archives

New York Heritage Collective Features Special Collections

New York Heritage is a research portal for learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. Special Collections’ Long Island Historic Postcard Collection is this month’s featured collection for the Long Island Region. View a selection

Posted in Digital Collections, Special Collections & University Archives

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

Libraries Colloquium Event “Unscattered Leaves” Caps Year-Long Medieval Manuscript Digitization Project

On April 19, 2018, the Special Collections Seminar Room in the Melville Library was standing-room-only when Stony Brook University Libraries welcomed students, faculty, staff, and community members to “Unscattered Leaves: Digitization of the Otto F. Ege Manuscripts.” The event, a special edition of the Libraries’ monthly Colloquium Series, was the culmination of the project and marked the official public launch of the new digital collection “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts.”

Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, History, Manuscripts, Preservation, Research, Special Collections & University Archives Tagged with:

Spotlight: Baker-Pisano American Art History Research Collection

The Baker-Pisano American Art History Research Collection is a special collection of rare, first edition, and autographed art books published in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The University Libraries received the collection through the generosity of collector, art historian,

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives

Celebrating Earthstock: “Green” Special Collections and Library Research Guides

For the past 15 years, Earthstock has been a SBU annual tradition in celebration of Earth Day. The festivities will take place on the Academic Mall today, Friday, April 20. Special Collections has several important collections that document environmental history and

Posted in Biology, Environmental Art, Architecture and Design, Environmental Humanities, Geosciences, Manuscripts, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Special Collections & University Archives, Sustainability

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

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

Rock Returns to Southampton

Experience the storied rock & roll history of Stony Brook University through our recently installed display at the Southampton library. Thanks to Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, we now have a glimpse into a fascinating and

Posted in Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

Celebrating National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month! In celebration, Special Collections is featuring several of its distinctive archives of poets ranging from manuscript drafts to published books. All are welcome to explore these unique literary works that celebrate “poetry’s vital place in our

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