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Archives and Special Collections Department: Archives

The Archives

Over 150 linear feet of University records and publications make up the Archives. Long Island University is documented from its beginnings through administrative records, scrapbooks, publications, photographs and recordings. A close to complete run of Seawanhaka, the school newspaper, and the yearbook Sound, provide a lively history of the school and its times, including the fortunes of the famed Blackbirds basketball team. The archives include an extensive collection of photographs. Subjects range from alumni to civil rights, homecoming, the Paramount Theatre, architectural buildings and exteriors, Triangle Theatre events, the Walt Whitman colloquium, faculty strikes, sororities, fraternities, student council, and protests over the Vietnam War.  

This collection of documents may be viewed by appointment on a case-by-case basis. Please call the Special Collections Librarian to schedule an appointment or to talk about how the special collections can assist you in your research.


For more information about the Archives Collection, please contact the Special Collection Librarian/Archivist Constance Woo, 718 488 1321,