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

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Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book Two: The Hotel, by Elizabeth Bowen

The Hotel, Elizabeth Bowen There are many literary classics nestled in the Southampton stacks awaiting the attention of a devoted reader. Tomes from Poe, Melville, Dickinson, Conrad lurk about, all of which we shall hopefully explore at a date currently

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Jackson Pollock’s Mural

At our second Art in Focus lecture of the summer, Dr. Elliot Bostwick Davis took us on a journey that included cave paintings, petroglyphs, Arizona landscapes, sand art, the WPA, the Art Student League, and an apartment on East Sixty-First

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Art in Focus Lecture June 5th

We are gearing up for next Tuesday’s lecture on Jackson Pollock’s Mural for Peggy Guggenheim.  If you’re unfamiliar with the back story, we luckily have reference books from the Pollock-Krasner Study Center collection at Southampton to help set the scene.

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Health Sciences Librarians Present at Medical Library Association Annual Meeting

The Medical Library Association (MLA) held its 2018 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia from May 18th-23rd. Health Sciences Librarians Jessica Koos and Laurel Scheinfeld presented a poster on their research project investigating the educational and professional backgrounds of medical librarians.

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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

Digging in the Southampton Stacks, Book One: The Gilded Age

Nestled in the stacks of the SBU Southampton library sits a brown, nondescript book with faded, golden font. A crest on the cover of the book reads The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873), and the spine of the

Posted in About Us, Southampton, Writing and Literature

Art in Focus: Jack Whitten

The Art in Focus series got off to a great start on Tuesday night with Professor Katy Siegel, Thaw Chair in Modern American Art at Stony Brook University and Senior Programming and Research Curator at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

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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

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Celebrating National Nurses Week 2018

Stony Brook University Libraries honors our nurses during National Nursing Week (May 6-12). Held around the birthday of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, it’s a week to recognize nurses and all they do.   Here in the HSL, we offer resources

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