Stony Brook University: Bibliographic Checklist

Webpage maintained by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist.
Last update: December 2012.

Stony Brook University was established by the State University of New York Board of Trustees in 1956 as the State University College on Long Island and opened its doors in temporary quarters at the William Robertson Coe (1869-1955) Planting Fields Estate in Oyster Bay, Long Island, in 1957. Ground for this state-operated campus was broken at the Stony Brook site in 1960 and the first buildings were occupied in 1962. The move to the new campus was completed in 1963. The advisory body for State University of New York at Stony Brook is the Stony Brook Council. The President is the chief executive officer of the University.

This research guide identifies selected titles that document the institutional history and development of Stony Brook University.

In addition to books, published reports and official documents, the University Archives includes academic guides, announcements, bulletins, class schedules, commencement programs, directories, dormitory guides, newsletters, newspapers, telephone books, yearbooks, and other formal and informal publications by the University and its students, staff, faculty, and administration.

These form a part of a continually growing collection that documents the history of Stony Brook University.

Links to electronic resources have been provided, when available.

Bibliography

Books about Stony Brook University
Campus Newspapers and Publications
Academic and Master Plans
Architecture and Design
Governance
Health Sciences Center
Self-Study Reports, Middle States Evaluations and General Reports
Stony Brook Foundation

Books

Gelber, Sidney. Politics and Public Higher Education in New York State: Stony Brook-- A Case History. New York: P. Lang, 2001. [Copies in the Main Stacks and Archives: LC175.N5 G45 2001]

Nyitray, Kristen J and Ann M. Becker. Stony Brook: State University of New York. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia Publishing, 2002. [Copies in the Main Stacks (Cage Collection), Archives, Reference Desk, and Special Collections: LD3840.S8 N94 2002]

Rosenthal, Joel. From the Ground Up: A History of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Port Jefferson, NY: 116 Press, 2004. [Copies in the Main Stacks, Archives, and Special Collections: LD3840.S8 R6 2004]

Campus Newspapers and Publications

Stony Brook University 50: Fiftieth Anniversary [Convocation Presentation], 2007. [Electronic resource].

Academic News. Stony Brook, NY: State University of New York at Stony Brook. Office of the Provost, 1982- . [Archives LD3844 .A22].  

Blackworld (student newspaper). Stony Brook, NY: [s.n.] 1974- . Student newspaper. [Electronic resource; Archives XX AN2 .S74; Microfilm A480].

The Brook. Stony Brook, NY: State University of New York at Stony Brook, Office of University Affairs, 1997?-. [Electronic resource; Archives LD 3844 . B7].

The Graduate (student newspaper). [Electronic resource].

The Patriot (student newspaper). [Electronic resource].

Specula (annual yearbook). Stony Brook, NY: State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1957/1961- . [Electronic resource; Main Stacks (Cage Collection) and Arch x LD3840 .S8 S7].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Office of Research Administration. Newsletter. Stony Brook, NY: The Office, 1970-1992. . Continued by State University of New York. Office of Research Services. Funding Bulletin. 1993- and by Research Notes Quarterly,
1993 - . [Archives LD3844 .A932].  

The Statesman (student newspaper). Stony Brook, NY: [s.n.] 1958- . [Microfilm A425; Main Stacks (Cage Collection); Archives XX AP2 .S77].

Stony Brook Press (student newspaper). Stony Brook, NY: [s.n.] 1979- . [Electronic resource; Archives XX AN2. S73; Microfilm A718].

Stony Brook Shelanu (student newspaper). [Electronic resource].

Stony Brook University Medical Center News. [Electronic resource].

Academic and Master Plans (in chronological order)

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Academic Plans for the Decade, 1965-1975. [Stony Brook, NY: The University] 1965. [Archives LD3844 .A516].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Master Plan. Stony Brook, NY: The University, 1973. [Archives X LD3844 .A3].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook: New York's Best Hope for the Future: 1976 Master Plan Submission [Stony Brook, NY: The University, 1976?]. [Archives LD3844 .A53].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Campus Mission Statement. [Stony Brook, NY: The University] 1978. [Archives LD3844 .A4 1978].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Preliminary Planning Proposal, 1982-86: State University of New York at Stony Brook, John H. Marburger, President. [Stony Brook, NY: The University, 1981?]. [Archives LD3844 .A54].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Master Plan Report. [Stony Brook, N.Y.]: State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1991. [Reference and Archives LD3844 .A3].

Architecture and Design

Smith, Smith, Haines, Lundberg & Waehler. Comprehensive Campus Plan for the State University of New York at Stony Brook, May 1965. [Albany, NY? State University Construction Fund?] 1965. [Archives LD3844 .S6].

State University of New York, Long Island Center, Stony Brook - Setauket, New York: [developers] State University of New York [NY]: Voorhees, Walker, Smith, Smith & Haines, 1961. [Arch X LD3844 .S82].

Governance


University Senate
Academic Planning and Resource Allocation
Administrative Documents
Administrative Review Committee
Campus Environment Committee
Computing and Communications
Council On Faculty Rights & Responsibilities
Executive Committee
Graduate Council
Library Promotion & Tenure Committee
Library Services
Research Committee
Senate Meeting Minutes
SPD Council
Student Life Committee
Undergraduate Council
University Affairs Committee

Health Sciences Center


Education for the Health Professions: A Comprehensive Plan for Comprehensive Care to Meet New York’s Needs in an Age of Change. A Report to the Governor and the Board of Regents (also known as the "Muir Commission Report"). Albany: Special Committee on Medical Education, New York State Education Department, 1963. [Electronic resource; Archives R746.N7 A48 1963a].

Lester Gorsline Associates International. Preliminary Planning Analysis: Medical Center of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. (1st draft). Belvedere-Tiburon, CA: LGAI, (April) 1967. [Archives X  RA982 .S7595 P782 1967].

Notes for a History: the Health Sciences Center, 1963-1996 by Howard J. Oaks. [Stony Brook, N.Y.] : State University of New York at Stony Brook, Health Sciences Center, [1996]. [Electronic resource; Archives X  RA982 .S7595 O29 1996].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Health Sciences Center. Campus Academic and Development Plan, Health Sciences Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook. [Stony Brook, NY?: s.n.] 1968. [Electronic resource; Archives LD3844 .A58]

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Health Sciences Center. Joint Application for Federal Assistance for Construction of Health and Educational Facilities.[Stony Brook, NY: Health Sciences Center] 1969. [Archives X RA982 .S7595 S73 1969].

Self Study Reports and Middle States Evaluations

Middle States Re-accreditation Report, 2002-2004. [Electronic resource].

Institutional accreditation requires the University to prepare a self-study report every ten years. This is the summary of numerous reports on all facets of the University. The visiting team from the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools reviews the self-study report in its assessment of the University. The report of this visiting team is then reviewed and formally issued by the Association's Commission on Higher Education. The self-study and Middle-States Association reports are listed separately below in chronological order.

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Steering Committee of the Institutional Self-Study. Stony Brook in Transition: a report on the self-study of the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook, NY: The Committee, 1973. [Archives LD3844 .A668].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook in Transition: A Report to the Campus. Stony Brook, NY: [The Committee] 1974. [Main Stacks, Reference, and Archives LD3844 .A67].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook in Transition: 1978 Interim Report. Stony Brook, NY: [The Committee] 1978. [Reference and Archives LD3844 .A68 1978].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Stony Brook's Unfinished Agenda: A Report to the Commission on Higher Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Stony Brook, NY: State University of New York at Stony Brook, (February) 1984. [Archives LD3844 .A682 1984].

Report to the Faculty, Administration, Trustees, Students of State University of New York at Stony Brook by an evaluation team representing the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. [s.l.: s.n., 1984]. [Reference and Archives X LD3844 .R46 1984b]

General Reports

Draft Report and Action Plan of the President's Task Force on Campus Climate, 2006. [Electronic resource].

Impact of Stony Brook University on the Long Island Economy. Published by the Center for Regional Policy Studies and Stony Brook University . Stony Brook, NY: 2003. [Electronic resource].

The Impact of Stony Brook University: Driving the Long Island Economy. Published by the Center for Regional Policy Studies and Stony Brook University. Stony Brook, NY: 2008. [Electronic resource].

Meeting the Increasing Demand for Higher Education in New York State: A Report to the Governor and the Board of Regents (also known as the "Heald Report"). [Albany]: The Committee, 1960. [Electronic resource; Archives L182 .C5 1960]. See also: The Master Plan, Revised, 1960. Albany: The State University, 1961. [Main Stacks and Archives LA337 .N527].

Stony Brook University. State of the University Address. Stony Brook, NY: Stony Brook University, 1957- . [Some digitized; Archives LD3844 .S8].

Stony Brook University. Annual Report. Stony Brook, NY: Stony Brook University. [Main Stacks and Archives LD 3840 .S8 A2].

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Office of Long Range Planning. The Economic Impacts of the State University of New York at Stony Brook on the Long Island Region. Stony Brook, NY: The Office, 1978. [Archives LD3844 .A6862].

Stony Brook Foundation, Inc.


The Stony Brook Foundation, established in 1965, is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation that assists in the development of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. Annual Report. Stony Brook, NY: The Foundation, 1991/92. [Archives LD3844 .F78].