New Podcast Highlights SBU’s Spy Letters

Letter, George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, September 24, 1779.

Letter, George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, September 24, 1779.

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 Project, hosts Chris Kretz and Connie Currie interview Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, and Chris Filstrup, former Dean of SBU Libraries, on their pursuit and acquisition of two letters by George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge about the operations of the spy ring.

 

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Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail: kristen.nyitray@stonybrook.edu.
Kristen Nyitray
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