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Title
Michael Dorman Collection

Collection Number
SC 389

OCLC Number
957585302

Creator 
Michael Dorman, 1932-2008

Provenance 
Donated by Michael Dorman in 2005. Additional materials were donated in 2009 by Pamela Dorman (daughter). 

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The Michael Dorman Collection consists of 9 linear ft. of Dorman's manuscripts, correspondence, research files, and notes created between ca. 1958 to 2007.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Carol Curtis, intern, and Kristen J. Nyitray and Lynn Toscano in August 2015.  
Finding aid revised and updated by Kristen J. Nyitray, May 2019.

The collection is organized in two series.
Series 1: Manuscripts
Series 2: Subject Files

Books received with the collection have been separated and cataloged. They can be located by entering "Michael Dorman Collection" in the search box of the library catalog. 

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.  

Citation 
[Item], [Box], Michael Dorman Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.  

Historical Note
Journalist, reporter, and author Michael Dorman (1932-2008) was born in the Bronx, New York. He was a writer and editor at Newsday, a professor of journalism, and the author of more than a dozen books. When he was 17, he began working at The Wall Street Journal. According to Newsday, "he worked for The New York Times, Newsday, The Associated Press and Scripps-Howard after graduating from New York University in 1953." While at Newsday, which he joined in 1958, he worked as a reporter, assistant night city editor, an editor of Newsday magazine, and later, when he returned to the paper in 1982, an assistant editor in the "Viewpoints" section. His career highlights included covering the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the civil rights movement.

Books authored by Michael Dorman include:
We Shall Overcome (1964)
The Secret Service Story (1967)
The Second Man: The Changing Role of the Vice Presidency (1968)
King of the Courtroom: Percy Foreman for the Defense (1969)
Under Twenty-One: A Young People's Guide to Legal Rights (1970)
Payoff: The Role of Organized Crime in American Politics (1972)
The Making of a Slum (1972)
Confrontation: Politics and Protest (1974)
Vesco: The Infernal Money Making Machine (1975)
The George Wallace Myth (1976)
Detectives of the Sky: Investigating Aviation Tragedies (1976)
Witch Hunt: The Underside of American Democracy (1976)
Dirty Politics from 1776 to Watergate (1980)
Blood and Revenge" (1991)

(Sources: The New York Times and Newsday)

Subjects
Newsday.
Reporters and reporting -- United States.
Journalism -- United States.
Investigative reporting -- United States.
Investigative reporting
Journalism
Reporters and reporting
United States

INVENTORY

Series 1: Manuscripts

Box 1
"Blood and Revenge": incomplete manuscript and proposal (9pp.) 
"Clearing My Account": manuscript by Teddy Green with Michael Dorman
"The Esser Conspiracy": manuscript and related files (2f)

Box 2
"The Hinckley-Bush Connection": manuscript and related files
"The Making of a Slum": manuscript and related files (2f)
"The Offshore Caper": manuscript and related files

Box 3
"The Second Man": manuscript and related files (2f)
"Sins of the Father": manuscript and related files (3f)

Box 4
"A Passion for Justice: John Doar's Perilous Pursuit of Rule by Law": manuscript and related files (6f) 

Box 5
"Genuine Phony" [Jack H. Halfen]: manuscript and related files (5f)
articles
correspondence

Box 6
"County Courthouse": manuscript and related files
"Detectives of the Sky": manuscript and related files
"The Politics of Confrontation": manuscript and related files (2f)
"Terrorism": manuscript and related files

Box 7
"Dirty Politics": manuscript and related files (6f)

Box 8
"Dirty Politics": manuscript and related files (2f)
"Hunts Point": manuscript and related files (3f)

Box 9
"King of the Courtroom: Percy Foreman for the Defense": manuscript and related files (3f)
"Offshore": manuscript and related files (3f)

Box 10
"Payoff": manuscript and related files (6f)
"Secret Service Story" [a]: manuscript and related files

Box 11
"Secret Service Story" [b]: manuscript and related files (3f)
"Secret Service Story" [c]: manuscript and related files (4f)
"Secret Service Story" [d]: manuscript and related files
"Secret Service Story": notes and related files

Box 12
"Under 21: A Young People’s Guide to Legal Rights": manuscript and related files (4f)
"Vesco: The Infernal Money Making Machine": manuscript and related files (3f)

Box 13
"We Shall Overcome": manuscript and related files (6f)

Box 14
"Witch Hunt" [a]: manuscript and related files (3f)
"Witch Hunt" [b]: manuscript and related files (5f)

Box 15
"Witch Hunt" [c]: manuscript and related files (5f)
"Witch Hunt": related files

Series 2: Subject Files

Box 16
"Dorman, Michael L.": biographical file
"A": research file
"B": research file
"bank robberies": research file
"belly dancers": research file
"book reviews by Michael Dorman" (2f)
"C": research file
"capital punishment": research file

Box 17
"Carter, Jimmy": research file (2f)
"Dinosaur Club": research file
"G": research file
"H": research file
"Hanners, Harry": research file
"hate literature": research file
"Hirsch, Phil: research file
"hurricanes": research file
"I-J”: research file
"Immigration Service": research file
"Johnson, Lyndon": research file

Box 18
"Johnson, Lyndon, 1964": research file (2f)
"Justice Department": research file
"K": research file
"Kennedy, Edward (Ted)": research file

Box 19
"Kennedy, John F.": research file (2f)
"Kennedy, Robert F.": research file
"L": research file
"labor": research file
"lawyers": research file
"Lyles, Jack Wayne": research file
"M": research files (2f)
"McIlwain, Bill": research file
"N": research file
"narcotics": research file
"O": research file
"oil": research file

Box 20
"Otis, Elizabeth": research file (3f)
"P-Q": research file
"passports": research file
“politics": research file
"post office": research file
"press": research file
"profiles": research file
"R”: research file
"racketeering": research file
"Reagan, Ronald": research file
"S": research file
"spy cases": research file
"Starr, Blaze": research file
"Steinbeck, John": research file
"Stephens, Boyd J.": research file
"Sterling Lloyd Literistic Agency": research file

Box 21
"Stories by Michael L. Dorman": research file (2f)
"T": research file
"Texas": research file
"Texas: Dallas series": research file
"U": research file
"U.S. Commissions (regulatory bodies)": research file
"V": research file
"vice": research file
"Virginia": research file
"voice": research file
"W": research file
"X, Y, Z": research file

Box 22
6 audio cassette tapes (unidentified)
2 mini cassette tapes (unidentified)