Robert Cushman Murphy Collection: papers, circa. 1895-1965. 3.35 cubic ft. Naturalist, scientist and environmentalist. Correspondence, typescripts, photographs, negatives, notebooks, journals, book reviews and slides concerning the worldwide travels and natural history studies of the Long Island (N.Y.) naturalist (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
Robert M. Emery Long Island Rail Road Collection: Detailed pencil drawings of Long Island Rail Road tracks, with explanatory notes by Emery; over 5,000 identified photographs and postcards of construction, wrecks, engines, trains, depots, conductors, and other railroad scenes; 262 timetables; and other material relating to the railroad. Image: Stony Brook, station, 1905 (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
William Butler Yeats Collection: the most extensive collection of the famed Irish poet and author's manuscripts (facsimiles) housed outside of Ireland (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection contributes directly to the study of video games as popular culture and to their historical longevity (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
Richard F. Welch Collection: study of early Long Island and regional gravestones (c.1680 to 1810). Headstone of Susannah Wiggins, 7 July 1791, Sterling Cemetery, Greenport, NY (image 10 from the Welch Collection) (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
Valenti Angelo Collection: original drawings, prints, proofs, sketches, trial pages created in preparation of publications of his private press and trade publications, including a number of his children's books (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
Map Collection: Special Collections maintains maps and atlases of Long Island and New York State, dating back to the seventeenth century with Willem Janszoon Blaeu's New Belgium and New England (ca. 1640). The map and atlas collections can be searched in STARS, the University Libraries' online catalog (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
Senator Jacob K. Javits Collection: "It is my hope and expectation that this collection of my official papers will be a stimulus for enterprising minds and a source of creativity in human and governmental endeavors. The lessons of both experience and moderation may be made to serve effectively for the solution of problems already crystallized or indicated in my time" (credit: Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University).
1. Stephenjaygould - We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive.
Charles Darwin 1809 - 1882 English naturalist. Proposed the theory of natural selection in evolution. Wrote famous " On Origin of Species". 5 year study voyage on the ship "Beagle". Honoured with burial at Westminster Abbey. Described as one of the most influential figures in human history.
Roger Arliner Young (1889–1964) was a zoologist and biologist and the first African-American woman to receive a doctorate in zoology. During her long career she studied radiation, paramecium, and hydration and dehydration of living cells.
Elise Depew Strang L'Esperance (1878-1959), Cornell University, shown here in 1951 with her Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award, was a pioneer in cancer treatment for women and had received the award jointly with Catherine Macfarlane. She earned an M.D. in 1902 but by 1908 had shifted from medical practice to research, becoming professor of pathology at Cornell University Medical College in 1920. In 1937, she founded the first cancer clinic focused on treatment of women
Aziz Nacib Ab'Sáber (October 24, 1924 – March 16, 2012) was an environmentalist and one of Brazil´s most respected scientists, honored with the highest awards of Brazilian science in geography, geology, ecology and archaeology.
“One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew i would never see it again?” ― Rachel Carson, marine biologist, environmentalist, writer. Silent Spring (1962) spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency