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Edith L. Gordon Collection

Collection Number
SC 225

OCLC Number

Edith L. Gordon

Under review

Extent, Scope, and Content Note  
The collection is comprised of 0.8 cubic ft. of correspondence, leaflets, and notes reflecting Edith L. Gordon's presidency of the League of Women Voters of North Brookhaven, N.Y., and advocacy of open housing, civil rights, and planning in the Town of Brookhaven, N.Y., as well as the consolidation of the Setauket and Stony Brook school districts between 1963 and 1968. Gordon was a grade school teacher and community activist. 

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processing completed by Special Collections in August 2004.
Fidning aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray in June 2019.

The original order of the subject files was maintained.


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], Edith L. Gordon Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Under review

League of Women Voters of North Brookhaven (N.Y.)
Civil rights -- New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
Discrimination in housing -- New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
Schools -- New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
Women -- Political activity -- New York (State)
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Brookhaven (N.Y. : Town) -- Politics and government.
Women -- Political activity.
Politics and government.
Discrimination in housing.
Civil rights.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Brookhaven (Town)
New York (State)


Box 1

  • Voting
  • Religion
  • Suffolk County planning
  • Voter rights
  • Literature about housing integration
  • Ridgewood Survey
  • SCHRC Housing Committee
  • Correspondence on civil rights
  • Human Rights Commission

Box 2

  • Town of Brookhaven board
  • Human resources
  • Brookhaven Town - planning conference
  • District school reorganization
  • Local school districts
  • Housing

Box 3

  • Open housing
  • Urban renewal
  • League of Women Voters