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Collections by Subject

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

The department is particularly recognized for its expanding and extensive Long Island Collection of maps, manuscripts, pamphlets, newspapers, and ephemera dating from 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. 

A listing of finding aids organized alphabetically is also available. We are glad to provide guides in alternative formats upon request. Please contact us for assistance.

Long Island

Titles in the department's extensive Long Island book and map collections can be located using SBU Libraries' discovery catalog, SEARCH.

Visit our webpage dedicated to Long Island Collections here.

Digital Collections include the department's manuscripts, books, government documents, and audio-visual materials.

   Literature & Arts

  Music & Theater

  New York (except Long Island)

  Politics & Public Affairs

Science & Technology  

  Albums, photographs, Scrapbooks & More


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