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Sanford J. Brown Collection

Type of Material: Letters from United States politicians.
Personal Name: Sanford J. Brown Collection
Collection ID: Collection 364
Creator: Sanford J. Brown Collection
Extent: 0.3 cubic ft.
Span Dates: 1967-1968


Sanford J. Brown Collection
Collection 364

Collection Description
Donated by Dr. Sanford J. Brown, April 2002.
0.3 cubic feet.
Finding aid updated in March 2014 by Kristen J. Nyitray.

Dr. Sanford (Sandy) J. Brown was Stony Brook undergraduate student from 1964 through 1968. The materials in this collection pertain to the 1968 issue of the literary annual Soundings, of which Dr. Brown was that year's editor. It was an anti-Vietnam War issue and on his own Dr. Brown sent copies to every U.S. Senator, President Johnson and Vice President Humphrey. He received replies from 23 Senators (including Jacob Javits), Vice President Humphrey, and the President's personal secretary, Juanita Roberts.

In an effort to contextualize these 25 letters, Noyo Hill House, a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation for the preservation of perishable historical materials, located in Fort Bragg, CA, conducted a recorded interview with Dr. Brown about his personal background, his time at Stony Brook, the 1968 issue of Soundings and his correspondence with Senators and the White House. They also interviewed him regarding his medical school experiences and subsequent career as a physician. A transcript of this interview accompanies the letters.

Folder Listing

Folder 1:
1) Juanita D. Roberts, personal secretary to the president (U.S.)
2) Hubert H. Humphrey, vice president (U.S.)

Folder 2:
3) Martin A. Dyer, legislative assistant to Senator E.L. Bartlett (AK)
4) Senator Everett Mckinley Dirksen (IL)

Folder 3:
5) Senator Peter H. Dominick (CO)
6) John Forsythe, General Counsel for the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare on Behalf of Senator Lister Hill (AL)

Folder 4:
7) Hoyt H. Purvis, assistant to Senator J. William Fulbright (AR)
8) Senator Vance Hartke (IN)

Folder 5:
9) Senator Mark O. Hatfield (OR)
10) Senator Jacob K. Javits (NY)

Folder 6:
11) William M. Cochrane, administrative assistant to Senator B. Everett Jordan (NC)
12) Angelique Woustelas, personal secretary to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (MA)

Folder 7:
13) Senator Frank J. Lausche (OH)
14) Senator Edward V. Long (MO)

Folder 8:
15) Gertrude S. Cleary, secretary to Senator Eugene J. Mcarthy (MN)
16) Senator Wayne Morse (OR)

Folder 9:
17) Senator Frank E. Moss (UT)
18) Senator Edmund S. Muskie (ME)

Folder 10:
19) Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI)
20) Senator Charles H. Percy (IL)

Folder 11:
21) Senator William Proxmire (WI)
22) Senator George A. Smathers (FL)

Folder 12:
23) Senator John Sparkman (AL)
24) Senator Strom Thurmond (SC)

Folder 13:
25) Senator Joseph D. Tydings (MD)

Folder 14:
Transcript of interview with Dr. Sanford J. Brown (pp.11)

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