Sanford J. Brown Collection
Donated by Sanford J. Brown in April 2002.
Scope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 5 linear inches of correspondence between Sanford J.
Brown and United States politicians between
1964 and 1968, and an interview conducted with Brown about his life and career.
Arrangement and Processing Note
Processing and finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray in 2002. Updated April 2020.
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The collection is open to researchers without restriction.
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[Item], Sanford J. Brown Collection, Special Collections and University Libraries,
Stony Brook University Libraries.
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 Stony Brook
University 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 Lyndon B. Johnson,
and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. Brown received replies from 23 senators (including
Jacob K. Javits), Vice President Humphrey, and the President's personal secretary,
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.
Politicians -- Correspondence.
1) Juanita D. Roberts, personal secretary to the president (U.S.)
2) Hubert H. Humphrey, vice president (U.S.)
3) Martin A. Dyer, legislative assistant to Senator E.L. Bartlett (AK)
4) Senator Everett Mckinley Dirksen (IL)
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)
7) Hoyt H. Purvis, assistant to Senator J. William Fulbright (AR)
8) Senator Vance Hartke (IN)
9) Senator Mark O. Hatfield (OR)
10) Senator Jacob K. Javits (NY)
11) William M. Cochrane, administrative assistant to Senator B. Everett Jordan (NC)
12) Angelique Woustelas, personal secretary to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (MA)
13) Senator Frank J. Lausche (OH)
14) Senator Edward V. Long (MO)
15) Gertrude S. Cleary, secretary to Senator Eugene J. Mcarthy (MN)
16) Senator Wayne Morse (OR)
17) Senator Frank E. Moss (UT)
18) Senator Edmund S. Muskie (ME)
19) Senator Gaylord Nelson (WI)
20) Senator Charles H. Percy (IL)
21) Senator William Proxmire (WI)
22) Senator George A. Smathers (FL)
23) Senator John Sparkman (AL)
24) Senator Strom Thurmond (SC)
25) Senator Joseph D. Tydings (MD)
Transcript of interview with Dr. Sanford J. Brown (pp.11)