Sanford J. Brown Collection
Manuscript Collection 364

Collection Description:

Donated by Dr. Sanford J. Brown, April 2002.
0.3 cubic feet.
Finding Aid created in August 2004 by F.Berenice Baez-Revueltas and 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 Sen. E.L. Bartlett (AK)
4) Sen. Everett Mckinley Dirksen (IL)

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

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

Folder 5:
9) Sen Mark O. Hatfield (OR)
10) Sen. Jakob K. Javits (NY)

Folder 6:
11) William M. Cochrane, Administrative Assistant to Sen. B. Everett Jordan (NC)
12) Angelique Woustelas. Personal Secretary to SE. Edward M. Kennedy (MA)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Folder 14:
II Transcript of Interview w/Dr. Sanford J. Brown (pp.11)