Skip Navigation
Search

News Highlights

Learn about the happenings of Special Collections & University Archives. 
News about the University Libraries and older posts can be accessed here.

2019

5TH ANNUAL CULPER SPY DAY IS A REVOLUTIONARY HIT!
Posted on September 16, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Special Collections participated in and celebrated “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” on Saturday, September 14, 2019. A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day of diverse community events highlighting the Read more › 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS BRING HISTORY TO LIFE
Posted on September 13, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Stony Brook University’s incredible staff from Undergraduate Admissions visited Special Collections and University Archives on Thursday, September 12 to learn about the department’s diverse, unique, and rare Long Island collections and archival materials that document SBU’s evolution from a small college to a leading Read more ›

EGL 301 STUDENTS EXPLORE LITERARY HISTORY IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Posted on September 5, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
From his original rough draft of a manuscript to the trowel he used for laying bricks, students in Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 301 class of English majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and conducted research using one-of-a-kind, Read more ›

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 5TH ANNUAL CULPER SPY DAY
Posted on   August 6, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Save the Date! Saturday, September 14, 2019 marks the 5th Annual Culper Spy Day. Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with us. A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, Culper Spy Day is an activity-filled day Read more ›

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES: ACADEMIC YEAR 2018 TO 2019 (PLUS SUMMER) IN REVIEW
Posted on   July 22, 2019 Kristen Nyitra y
Special Collections and University Archives had an amazing year from academic year 2018 to 2019! Many classes, tour groups, and researchers visited the department in person to consult our unique research and primary source collections. Approximately 1,000 questions were answered. Read more ›

STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY’S CONNECTION TO APOLLO 11 DOCUMENTED IN THE UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
Posted on July 19, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Stony Brook University has always been “far beyond!” Samples of lunar soil collected during the Apollo 11 spaceflight to the moon in July 1969 were exhibited in the Earth and Space Sciences building on October 19, 1972. SBU professor and Read more ›

SBU’S CLASS OF ’69 VISITS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS & UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, graduates of SBU’s class of 1969 visited Special Collections and University Archives as part of festivities for their 50th class reunion. Alums attended an open house that featured an exhibit of photographs, newspapers, yearbooks, and Read more ›

WHITMAN’S POETIC LEGACY CELEBRATED THROUGH ART, MUSIC, LITERATURE, AND HISTORY
Posted on May 10, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
On Friday, May 3 students, scholars, and the community gathered at Stony Brook University to explore and celebrate Walt Whitman’s local and global influence, impact, and legacy. The symposium “Starting from Paumanok: Whitman, Long Island, The World” examined Walt Whitman’s Read more ›

30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROTH REGATTA
Posted on May 10, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Roth Regatta! The history of this annual SBU tradition can be traced in the University Archives through photographs, newspaper articles, and more. The first event was held on April 28, 1989 and Read more ›

SYMPOSIUM AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE: “STARTING FROM PAUMANOK: WHITMAN, LONG ISLAND, THE WORLD” ON MAY 3
Posted on April 15, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Join us on Friday, May 3 at this symposium exploring Walt Whitman’s impact on literature, music, and the visual arts. The event will culminate with a lecture and performance featuring 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the Read more ›

SCARCE EDITIONS OF “LEAVES OF GRASS” FROM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ON EXHIBIT
Posted on April 9, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Two rare editions of Walt Whitman’s “Leaves of Grass” from Special Collections are currently on view through September 2 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Walt Whitman’s Arcadia:  Long Island Through the Eyes Read more ›

WHITMAN’S POETIC LEGACY EXPLORED AND DISCUSSED BY DISTINGUISHED SBU POETS
Posted on April 8, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
On Tuesday, April 2, a standing-room only audience filled the Poetry Center in the Humanities Building for a lively  a discussion between revered poets and Stony Brook University faculty Rowan Ricardo Phillips and Cornelius Eady. Through highly engaging readings
Read more ›

ART CRAWL DRAWS LARGEST CROWD YET!
Posted on April 8, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
On Wednesday, March 27 guests of the Art Crawl experienced an exciting and diverse array of books, photographs, paintings, multi-media installations, sculpture, and student art. Five exhibitions at Stony Brook University were featured at the spring 2019 event, including two Read more ›

JOIN US ON TUESDAY, APRIL 2 AT 1PM FOR “WALT WHITMAN’S POETIC LEGACY”
Posted on April 1, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
To kick off National Poetry Month in 2019, join us at Stony Brook University for a poetry reading and discussion examining Walt Whitman’s influence on the poetry and culture of the Americas. Stony Brook University professors and award-winning poets Rowan Read more ›
Posted in Arts & Humanities, Special Collections & University Archives, Writing and Literature

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ANNOUNCES MARY OLMSTED JOHNSON ARCHIVE AND EXHIBITION
Posted on March 14, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Special Collections has acquired an important collection of artwork, papers, and artifacts documenting the life and artistry of Mary Olmsted Johnson (1890-1950). It is a trove for researchers studying social realism, art created during the period of the Great Depression Read more...
Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, Events, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

“LONG ROAD TO FREEDOM” EXHIBITION: SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT THE LONG ISLAND MUSEUM
Posted on March 8, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
A rare manuscript from Special Collections documenting slavery on Long Island is currently on view through May 27 at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook. Featured in the new exhibition “Long Road to Freedon: Surviving Slavery on Long Island” is Read more ›
Posted in Africana Studies, Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Social Sciences, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives

RARE LONG ISLAND MAPS FROM SPECIAL COLLECTIONS FEATURED AT REBOLI CENTER
Posted on March 4, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Rare maps from Special Collections are currently on view through May 5 in the History Gallery at the Reboli Center for Art and History in Stony Brook. The exhibition runs concurrently with On the Road, a selection of paintings by Joseph Read more ›
Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

STUDENTS RESEARCH AUTHOR PIETRO DI DONATO IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Posted on February 28, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Professor Simone Brioni’s EGL 333/HUI 333 class “Italian American Experience in Literature” visited Special Collections to conduct original research using the Pietro di Donato Collection on Thursday, February 28. Students examined, evaluated, and discussed manuscripts, correspondence, artifacts, and published works Read more ›
Posted in Arts & Humanities, Comparative Studies, Italian, Italian American Studies, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

ARH 204 STUDENTS STUDY RARE BOOKS IN SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Posted on February 14, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Professor Karen Lloyd’s ARH 204 class “Arts in the Age of Exploration” visited Special Collections on Thursday, February 14 to learn about the history of printmaking and early illustration techniques. A selection of SBU Libraries’ most rare books were examined, Read more ›
Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Manuscripts, Maps, Special Collections & University Archives

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS OPENS HISTORICAL LONG ISLAND COLLECTION FOR RESEARCH
Posted on February 4, 2019 Kristen Nyitray
Special Collections announces the opening of an important collection for historical research that documents a Long Island family and community dating back to 1705. Historian and author Willis H. White has donated the Samuel Hopkins Miller Collection, an archive comprised Read more ›
Posted in History, Manuscripts, New and Notable, Special Collections & University Archives

2018

SBU RARE BOOK FEATURED IN LONG ISLAND MUSEUM EXHIBITION
Posted on December 11, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
A rare book from Special Collections is currently on loan and on view in the Long Island Museum exhibition “Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith & Entrepreneur” through December 30, 2018. The exhibition examines and showcases Pelletreau’s unique works of silver Read more ›
Posted in Art, Arts & Humanities, History, Library Outreach, Southampton, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

SBU HISTORY CLUB TOURS SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Posted on December 3, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
Historians at work! More than 20 history majors visited Special Collections on Wednesday, November 28 during campus lifetime for a tour of the rare and one-of-a-kind manuscripts, books, and maps available for research use at SBU Libraries. Thank you to Read more ›
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Maps,   Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives

SBU LIBRARIANS PRESENT AT 23RD ANNUAL ARCHIVES MONTH CONFERENCE
Posted on October 15, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
SBU Librarians Jamie Saragossi and Kristen Nyitray were invited speakers at the 23rd Annual Archives Month Conference on Long Island titled “Medical Archives: Processing, Privacy and Preservation” on Friday, October 12, 2018.   Jamie Saragossi, Head of the Health Sciences Read more ›
Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, Social Sciences, Special Collections & University Archives

“CHINESE AND DIASPORIC FOOD, IDENTITY, AND MEMORY” DRAWS FULL HOUSE
Posted on September 25, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
On September 24, SBU students, faculty, staff and neighbors gathered for a panel discussion on “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion.” Dr. Jacqueline M. Newman delivered opening remarks and SBU professors and scholars Timothy August (Department Read more ›
Posted in Arts & Humanities, Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies,   Events, History, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS HOSTS CULPER SPY DAY EVENT!
Posted on September 17, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
More than 80 history enthusiasts visited Special Collections on Saturday, September 15 as part of the fourth annual Culper Spy Day. Personalized guided and interpretative tours were hosted to showcase Stony Brook University’s two original George Washington spy letters written during the Read more ›
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives, Spotlight

UPCOMING EVENT: “CHINESE AND DIASPORIC FOOD, IDENTITY, AND MEMORY: A PANEL DISCUSSION”
Posted on September 5, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
The University Libraries will present “Chinese and Diasporic Food, Identity, and Memory: A Panel Discussion” on Monday, September 24 at 4pm. SBU professors and scholars Timothy August (Department of English), Nerissa Balce (Department of Asian and Asian American Studies), Shirley Read more ›
Posted in Asian and Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies, Comparative Studies, Cultural Analysis & Theory, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Events, History, Japanese Studies, Korean Studies, Library Outreach, Social Sciences, South Asian Studies, Special Collections & University Archives

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN 4TH ANNUAL CULPER SPY DAY
Posted on August 22, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
Celebrate “Culper Spy Day: Our Revolutionary Story” with Special Collections on Saturday, September 15! A collaboration of more than 25 local institutions and organizations, an activity-filled day of community events will highlight the amazing history behind George Washington’s Culper Spy Ring. Read more ›
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

TRAVEL CHANNEL’S “MYSTERIES AT THE MUSEUM” SERIES FEATURES SPY LETTER
Posted on August 7, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
The Travel Channel’s popular series “Mysteries at the Museum” featured Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington letter in this week’s new episode, in a segment about the Culper Spy Ring. A production team and film crew visited Special Collections last November Read more ›
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

WASHINGTON SPY LECTURE AND LETTER VIEWING DRAWS CAPACITY CROWD
Posted on July 17, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
Spies do exist in the archive! The Three Village Historical Society hosted a sold out lecture and viewing of Special Collections‘ 1779 George Washington, Culper Spy Ring letter at the Neighborhood House in Setauket on Monday, July 16. Significant to Read more ›
Posted in History, Library Outreach, Manuscripts, Special Collections & University Archives

18TH CENTURY LOCKWOOD FAMILY PAPERS RESTORED
Posted on June 12, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
In 2017, Special Collections announced the acquisition of an important local history collection: papers of Eversley Childs (1867-1953) and family members who resided on Long Island, in New York City, and in Greenwich, CT. A segment of the collection, Lockwood family Read more ›
Posted in   History, Preservation, Special Collections & University Archives

NEW YORK HERITAGE COLLECTIVE FEATURES SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Posted on May 29, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
New York Heritage is a research portal for learning more about the people, places and institutions of New York State. Special Collections’ Long Island Historic Postcard Collection is this month’s featured collection for the Long Island Region. View a selection Read more ›
Posted in Digital Collections, Special Collections & University Archives 

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AND UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES WELCOME BACK THE CLASS OF 1968
Posted on May 19, 2018 Kristen Nyitray
On Saturday May 19, Special Collections and University Archives welcomed back Stony Brook University’s class of 1968 for its 50th reunion! Memorabilia, yearbooks, photographs and more documenting their years at SBU were available for the guests to view and examine. A Read more ›
Posted in About Us, Events, Library Outreach, Special Collections & University Archives

LIBRARIES COLLOQUIUM EVENT “UNSCATTERED LEAVES” CAPS YEAR-LONG MEDIEVAL MANUSCRIPT DIGITIZATION PROJECT
Posted on May 7, 2018 Jamie Saragossi
On April 19, 2018, the Special Collections Seminar Room in the Melville Library was standing-room-only when Stony Brook University Libraries welcomed students, faculty, staff, and community members to “Unscattered Leaves: Digitization of the Otto F. Ege Manuscripts.” The event, a special edition of the Libraries’ monthly Colloquium Series, was the culmination of the project and marked the official public launch of the new digital collection “Otto F. Ege: Fifty Original Leaves From Medieval Manuscripts.” Read more ›
Posted in Digital Collections, Digital Humanities, Discovery and Digital Initiatives, History, Manuscripts, Preservation, Research, Special Collections & University Archives Tagged with: