University Archives in “Gold Coast Classrooms” Exhibition

Students in front of Coe Hall, Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY, circa 1957.

Students in front of Coe Hall, Planting Fields in Oyster Bay, NY, circa 1957.

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 runs through early December 2017.

 

In 1957, the Board of Regents of the State University of New York authorized William Robertson Coe’s exquisite 350-acre former arboretum-estate in Oyster Bay, named Planting Fields, as SBU’s temporary campus, while a new campus was under construction in historic Stony Brook, on a 480-acre tract of land donated by philanthropist Ward Melville.

 

 

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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