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Rare Books, Manuscripts, Historical Maps & More

Special Collections & University Archives is recipient of the New York Board of Regents and New York State Archives
"Annual Archives Award for Program Excellence in a Historical Records Repository."

Rare Books

Explore our rare book collection of more than 30,000 special, scarce, and unique titles dating from 1493 to the present.Learn More(Rare Books)


Browse our diverse manuscripts, papers, and more by subject and title. History, arts, music, politics, literature, and Long Island history are represented in our collections.Learn More(Collections)

Maps & Atlases

Learn about our regional maps and atlases dating back to the seventeenth century with Willem Janszoon Blaeu's "New Belgium and New England" (c1635).Learn More(Maps & Atlases)

University Archives

Discover and research the history of Stony Brook University through the University Archives.Learn More(University Archives)