- administrative documents (reports from the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, and United University Professionals)
- campus publications (issues of Long Island Historical Journal, The Brook, Stony Brook University Medical Center News)
- records of university governance (University Senate, Arts and Sciences Senate)
- theses and dissertations (2007 - present)
- photographs of the university (1957 – present)
- multimedia collections (videos of campus events and audio files of faculty/staff interviews)
- archival collections
- technical reports (produced by the College of Engineering)
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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Special Collections and University Archives at Stony Brook University acquire, organize, preserve, and provide access to primary and secondary source material in a variety of formats to support the educational, research, and entrepreneurial endeavors of Stony Brook University. Access and services are extended to neighboring communities, to the wider geographic region, and to remote users to advance the university's leadership role in scholarship, economic growth, technology, and culture.
The University Archives selectively acquire non-current materials of permanent enduring and historical value. The archives is the official repository for master theses and doctoral dissertations in hardcopy format (through May 2007) and the Stony Brook Authors and Editors Collection.
Stony Brook University has a de-centralized records management system. The University Archives do not have oversight of, or management of, department or unit records. University records are restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. Resources on records management can be found at:
University History and Collections
Administrative History and Facts
Photographs, Multimedia, and Social Media
University History Projects
DSpace is an open source, institutional repository system created to publish and store digital and electronic scholarship created by an academic institution. DSpace at Stony Brook University is part of a cooperative initiative established by the State University of New York to provide access to electronic publications and research produced by its campuses. Originally designed at MIT, this software allows faculty and staff to disseminate and preserve original works in electronic format. DSpace at Stony Brook is administered by the University Libraries.
Example: The sub-community titled Campus Newspapers and Journals contains university-produced publications, including:
Materials housed in the University Archives do not circulate, but researchers are welcome to consult the collections by scheduling an appointment. Published books, newspapers, and official reports are open to all researchers. Items can be located using STARS, the University Libraries' catalog. Materials housed in the University Archives are denoted with "Archives" as the location.
University records are restricted for 80 years from the date of creation. Access to records by internal departments requires permission from the current department head of the unit that produced the records.