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Guide to Special Collections, by Subject

The depth and uniqueness of the materials housed in Special Collections and University Archives offer limitless opportunities for scholarship and document and support a wide range of disciplines.

The department is particularly recognized for: its expanding and extensive Long Island Collection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, newspapers, and ephemeral materials that date back to the seventeenth century; the Senator Jacob K. Javits Collection; and the William Butler Yeats Collection, the most extensive collection of the famed Irish poet and author's manuscripts housed outside of Ireland.

Significant archives relating to the arts, literature, and the history of technology have been acquired in the past five years, including the papers of prominent university faculty; Italian American authors John Ciardi and Pietro di Donato; the national organization Environmental Defense Fund, and the AIDC 100 (Automatic Identification and Data Capture industry).  A complete listing of the collections and accompanying finding aids can be accessed online. Alternate formats are available upon request.

Literature & Book Arts    Long Island    Music & Theater    New York
Politics & Public Affairs    Science    Albums    Pamphlets

Long Island

The department's extensive Long Island book and map collections can be searched using STARS, the catalog of Stony Brook University Libraries. To narrow your search, select the tab "advanced search" and then narrow the "library" to "Special Collections."

Digital Collections feature the department's manuscripts, books, government documents, and audio-visual materials, and include letters authored by George Washington during the American Revolutionary War about the Culper Spy Ring (Setauket, New York). Please click here to access our growing repository of regional digital materials.

Collections

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & Theater• New York
Politics & Public Affairs  • ScienceAlbumsPamphlets

 

 Literature & Book Arts

Literature & Book Arts • Long Island • Music & Theater • New York 
Politics & Public Affairs • Science • Albums • Pamphlets

Music & Theater

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & TheaterNew York
Politics & Public AffairsScienceAlbumsPamphlets

New York (except Long Island)

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & TheaterNew York
Politics & Public AffairsScienceAlbumsPamphlets

Politics & Public Affairs

Science & Technology

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & TheaterNew York
Politics & Public AffairsScienceAlbumsPamphlets

Albums & Scrapbooks

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & TheaterNew York
Politics & Public AffairsScienceAlbumsPamphlets

Pamphlets & Other Collections

Literature & Book Arts • Long IslandMusic & TheaterNew York
Politics & Public AffairsScienceAlbumsPamphlets


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