Blog Archives

Siegel Family and Friends Fund Rare Finds

Read in Stony Brook Matters how contributions from the Siegel family, their friends, and Stony Brook colleagues funded the Dorothy J. and Ronald W. Siegel Rare Book Endowment, now a $50,000 endowment enriching the University’s special collections of rare books and

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

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

University Libraries Presents: Writers Series Announced

Conservationist and writer Carl Safina in the northwest coast of Svalbard. Dr. Safina was invited to sail with Greenpeace to bear witness to the changing climate in the Arctic and the impacts of industrial fishing on the marine environment.

The University Libraries proudly announces its exciting Fall 2016 Writers Series. Please register and join us for an hour of diverse, dynamic talks by our esteemed Stony Brook faculty. Tuesday, 9/27:  Mary Jo Bona & Adrienne Munich (register here) Mary Jo

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Author Series, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Ecology and Evolution, Journalism, Library Outreach, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, MASIC, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU Libraries Partners with Prestigious Southampton Writers Conference

For over 40 years (41 to be exact), aspiring and prestigious writers have flocked to Southampton to take part in what is now one of the most well-known writers conferences in the world. While over those years the landscape has

Posted in Arts & Humanities, Author Series, Events, Featured, Library Outreach, MFA Theatre & Film, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

What’s New at Southampton? Q&A with William Blydenburgh

Our students out at the Southampton Branch of Stony Brook University (or #EasternSeawolves as they’re now being referred to on social media) are starting to see a new face behind the desk at the Library and out and about on

Posted in About Us, Library Outreach, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, Writing and Literature

Special Collections Researcher Spotlight: David Purificato

Special Collections profiles researchers that have consulted collections in the department. David Purificato is a Ph.D. student in the Department of History at Stony Brook University, where he previously earned a B.A. and M.A. in History.  My name is David Purificato

Posted in Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU Libraries Welcomes New Library Faculty!

Dean of Libraries, Constantia Constantinou, (second from left) poses with new library faculty recognized at President Samuel Stanley’s State of the University Address, September 16, 2015. With her are Shafeek Fazal, Associate Director for Library Technology, Discovery, and Digital Services, Kathleen

Posted in About Us, Library Instruction, New and Notable, Spotlight, Stony Brook University

Library Workshop with Associate Director for Research and Instruction at MIT, Tracy Gabridge

SBU Libraries will hold a workshop for liaison librarians on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Wang Center. There will be a presentation by Tracy Gabridge, who is the Associate Director for Research and Instructional Services at the Massachusetts Institute

Posted in Interlibrary Loan, internship, Italian American Studies, Libraries, Library Instruction, Library Science, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Melville Library, New and Notable, Southampton, Spotlight, StaffWeb, Stony Brook University, Writing and Literature

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000

This is a veritable trove of thought-provoking, interpreted documents presented to the researcher with the goal of advancing scholarly debates by demonstrating historical analysis as an interpretive process.  This is what you’ll find — 1270 full-text primary sources (go to

Posted in Cultural Analysis & Theory, Spotlight, Women's Studies

African American Newspapers (1927 – 1998)

African American Newspapers (1927 – 1998) is a full-text research database providing access to approximately 270 U.S. newspapers from more than 35 states—including many rare and historically significant 19th century titles. Beginning with Freedom’s Journal (NY)—the first African American newspaper published in

Posted in Research, Spotlight