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Special Collections and University Archives: 2017 in Review

Special Collections and University Archives had an amazing and banner 2017! Classes, tour groups, and researchers visited the department in person to consult the University Libraries’ unique research and primary source collections. Nearly 1,000 reference questions were answered. Digital collections were launched.

Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Special Collections Host Students from SBU’s Mu Pi Chapter of the National History Honor Society

Student historians from Stony Brook University’s Mu Pi chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society visited Special Collections on Wednesday, December 6 to learn more about the University Libraries’ unique research and primary source collections. On view

Posted in History, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU Libraries Announce Digital Collection of Medieval Manuscripts

“Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts” is a digital collection published by Stony Brook University Libraries in November 2017.   An educator and book seller, Otto F. Ege (1888-1951) is perhaps best known for separating and systematically

Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

Library Faculty and Staff Honored at Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner

More than 130 Stony Brook University faculty and staff were honored at the Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner on November 8. President Samuel L. Stanley Jr., MD and Provost Michael A. Bernstein hosted the event that celebrated faculty achievements and

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Medicine, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

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

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, 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

Stony Brook Rocks! Vintage Concert Photos and Posters on View

Now on view in the Central Reading Room is a selection of posters and concert photos from the University Archives documenting Stony Brook’s amazing concert history and legacy. In the 1960s and ‘70s, from punk to jazz to folk, SBU played host to

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl II: Friday, November 3, 3pm-5pm

Art Crawls unite Stony Brook University’s galleries through a series of free, guided tours led by expert curators. The University Libraries will be participating in the November Art Crawl. Join in at any point on the tours! The Art Crawl is supported by a Presidential

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

University Archives in “Gold Coast Classrooms” Exhibition

Artifacts from the University Archives are highlighted in the exhibition “Gold Coast Classrooms” at the North Shore Historical Museum in Glen Cove, New York. The exhibition brings focus and attention to Long Island’s historic gold coast mansions adapted for educational purposes. It

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