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Faculty Emeritus Documentation Project and Collection 

Special Note:
 This is an ongoing project. Please consider contributing to our efforts to document Stony Brook University faculty experiences.
The online form can be accessed here.  


Faculty Emeritus Documentation Project and Collection

Collection Number
UA 2197

OCLC Number

Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries

This collection was created in 2017. It is an ongoing documentation project with expected accruals.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 5 linear inches of memoirs authored by Stony Brook University faculty members with emeritus status.
A Google form was created for the documentation project to receive submissions.
New content is added to the collection as received.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Each memoir has an individual folder and is filed alphabetically by last name. 
Finding updated in February 2020.


Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers without restriction.

Rights and Permissions 
Stony Brook University Libraries' consent to access as the physical owner of the collection does not address copyright issues that may affect publication rights. It is the sole responsibility of the user of Special Collections and University Archives materials to investigate the copyright status of any given work and to seek and obtain permission where needed prior to publication.  

[Item], [Box], Faculty Emeritus Documentation Project and Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
This collection of memoirs provides documentation of founding faculty members, and historical background and context for the development and advancement of the university. The project was initiated by Kristen J. Nyitray and Joel Rosenthal (Professor Emeritus, History) and supported by the Office of the Provost.

Stony Brook University was established in 1957 as a college for the preparation of secondary school teachers of mathematics and science. The first campus was located in Oyster Bay, Long Island, on the grounds of a former Gold Coast estate. In 1962, a new campus was built near the historic village of Stony Brook on land donated by local philanthropist Ward Melville. Part of the State University of New York system, the university has grown tremendously and is now recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. 

Autobiographical memory.
Stony Brook University.
Stony Brook University -- Faculty.
Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
Biography and autobiography -- Educators.


Box 1

Brandwein, Ruth (Social Work)
Carlson, Elof Axel (Biochemistry and Cell Biology)
Emmerich, David (Experimental Psychology)
Godfrey, Aaron W. (European Languages)
Goldenberg, Robert (History, Judaic Studies)
Grannis, Paul (Physics)
Haim, Albert (Chemistry)
Kra, Irwin (Mathematics)
Lemay, Helen (History)
Liao, Thomas (Technology and Society)
Lyman, Harvard (Biochemistry and Cell Biology)
Miller, Wilbur (History)
Moskowitz, Anita (Art)
Paldy, Lester (Technology and Society)
Rezak, Ira (Medicine)
Rosenthal, Joel (History)
Tortora, George (Medical Microbiology; Clinical Sciences)
Williams, Peter (Medicine)
Winkler, Peter (Music)