Blog 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

Diverse and Inspiring Works Showcased at Art Crawl

Thank you to all who attended the Art Crawl on March 28! The tour stops featured these diverse and inspiring works.   Special Collections, Melville Library – Unscattered Leaves: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe, XII-XVI Century MFA student

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

Special Collections in New Wang Center Exhibition “Potasia”

The current Charles B. Wang Center exhibition Potasia: Potatoism in the East features an insightful and entertaining survey of artworks with the potato as their central subject matter. The exhibition showcases a wide spectrum of potatoes, in all manner of genres and

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

Art Crawl March 28: Medieval Manuscripts, MFA Works, and Potatoes!

Art Crawl: March 28 from 3pm to 5pm (new date due to inclement weather) Tour Special Collections, Alloway Gallery, Zuccaire Gallery and the Wang Center. RSVPs are not necessary. Join at any stop along the crawl!   Stony Brook University is

Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

New in Special Collections: Pioneering Journalist Jane Howard Perkins

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Jane Howard Perkins (1912-2011) was a resident of Old Field, Setauket, NY. She studied archaeology at Radcliffe (Harvard) and participated in early excavations at

Posted in Arts & Humanities, History, Journalism, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

From Special Collections: Trailblazer Helen Hull Jacobs

In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month, Special Collections is highlighting its collections of trailblazing and pioneering women.   Helen Hull Jacobs (1908-1997) served as a commander in the U.S. Navy intelligence during World War II,

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives, Women's Studies

University Archives to Host Class of 1968, 50th Reunion Event

Stony Brook University’s class of 1968 is reuniting this May to celebrate a momentous milestone – 50 years since graduation. On Saturday, May 19 Special Collections and University Archives will participate in the Alumni Relations‘ event by hosting an open house

Posted in Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives