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 Library presented “Dental Instruments Past and Present: The Digital Preservation of a Physical Exhibit.” She discussed various facets of the digital project that included cataloging historical dental equipment, creating an online collection, and promoting the project through outreach activities.
In her presentation “Minding the Archive: The Max Fink Papers at Stony Brook University,” Kristen Nyitray, Director of Special Collections and University Archives, and University Archivists detailed her multi-year journey processing the archival collection of Dr. Max Fink, M.D., a psychiatrist, neurologist, author and professor emeritus at Stony Brook University. The collection is comprised of 475 boxes of archival materials that span his 65 year career. Dr. Fink has received numerous awards and has published seminal works on the topics of electroconvulsive therapy, psychoactive drugs, catatonia and melancholia.
The annual event was organized and hosted by Committee for the Preservation of Local History, part of the Long Island Libraries Resources Council with the mission: “To strengthen and advocate for archives, manuscripts, and local history collections in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and to educate those involved in the stewardship and preservation of such collections.”