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Title
School of Medicine Oral History Collection

Collection Number
UA 2115

OCLC Number
In-process

Creators 
Leon Sokoloff and Colleen M. Kenefick

Provenance 
The collection was donated by Colleen M. Kenefick, Librarian Emerita, in September 2012.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 32 edited transcripts of interviews on the founding of Stony Brook University and its School of Medicine conducted by Leon Sokoloff, Professor Emeritus of Pathology (30  interviews) and Colleen M. Kenefick, Librarian Emerita (two interviews) between 2002 and 2006. 
The interviewees hold (or formerly held) faculty positions at Stony Brook University.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray and Lynn Toscano, October 2012. Updated June 2019.

Language
English 

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.  

Note: Permission to examine material is not authorization to publish. A separate written application for permission to publish must be submitted and authorized by the Dean of Libraries.

Disclaimer and Statement of Confidentiality: "The opinions, views, and perspectives expressed herein are solely those of the interviewees. They do not reflect or represent the opinions or views if the State University of New York, SUNY Stony Brook ("University"), the University Hospital, the University Health Sciences Center or the University School of Medicine.  These materials are internal university archives which may not be used, disclosed, distributed or duplicated for any purpose whatsoever without prior express written permission from the Dean of the University Libraries."

Citation 
Interview of (name of interviewee), School of Medicine Oral History Project Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
In 1965, John S. Toll, a Princeton-trained physicist and former professor and chairman of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maryland, became the second president of Stony Brook University.   In September 1966, Vice President of the Health Sciences, Edmund Pellegrino, was charged with establishing a medical center at Stony Brook University that included a tertiary care hospital. The same year, Dr. Alfred Knudson was appointed t   he first Professor of Medicine to Health Sciences. In 1969, Dr. Pellegrino became dean of the School of Medicine and recruited deans for the four other schools: Ellen Fahy, Nursing; Edmund McTernan, Allied Health Professions; Sanford Kravitz, Social Welfare; J. Howard Oaks, School of Dentistry. He also recruited Emil Frey to serve as director of the Health Sciences Center Library.   

By the time Toll departed in 1969, the university of 1,800 students had been built to one of 17,000 students and, in addition to arts and sciences and engineering, he added schools of public affairs, medicine, dentistry, nursing, allied health professions, basic health sciences and social work. Health Sciences at the university are comprised of the: School of Dental Medicine, School of Health Technology and Management; Renaissance School of Medicine; School of Nursing; and the School of Social Welfare.

Subjects
State University of New York at Stony Brook -- History.
State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Stony Brook University. -- Health Sciences Center.  
Stony Brook University. -- School of Medicine.
Oral history.
Higher education and state -- New York (State) -- History -- 20th century.
State universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- History -- 20th century.
Higher education and state.
State universities and colleges.
New York (State)

INVENTORY

Box 1 

Atkins, Harold L. (2004; 9pp.)
Cohn, Peter F.  (2004; 16pp.)
Cottrell, Thomas S. (2003; 15pp.)
Dee, Roger (2003; 16pp.)
Fink, Max (2003; 17pp.)
Grollman, Arthur P.  (2002; 22pp.)
Habicht, Gail (2004; 11pp.)
Jonas, Steven (2003; 24pp.)
Kahn, Peter B. (2005; 18pp.)
Kaloyanides, George J.  (2004; 14pp.)
Kim, Charles W. (2003; 9pp.)
Lane, Bernard (2004; 12pp.)
Liebowitz, Martin L. (2003; 16pp.)
Meiselas, Leonard E. (2002; 35pp.)
Miller, Frederick (2003; 22pp.)
Poppers, Paul J. (2004; 21pp.)
Priebe, Cedric J. (2004; 12pp.)
Rezak, Ira (2004; 21pp.)
Rogatz, Peter (2003; 18pp.)
Schechter, Nisson (2003; 15pp.)
Simpson, Melvin V. (2002; 40pp.; restricted until November 27, 2017)
Slobodkin, Lawrence B. (2005; 12pp.)
Sokoloff, Leon (2006, 13pp.; interviewed by Colleen M. Kenefick)

Box 2 

Stern, Jack T. (2003; 16pp.)
Stone, Martin L. (2004; 13pp.)
Taichman, Lorne B. (2006; 14pp.; interviewed by Colleen M. Kenefick)
Van der Kloot, William G. (2002; 8pp.)
Varma, Andre A. (2003; 9pp.)
Waldman, H. Barry (2005; 16pp.)
Williams, Peter C. (2003; 16pp.)
Wimmer, Eckard (2004; 14pp.)
Zucker, Stanley (2004; 14pp.)