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Roy H. Millenson Collection

Collection Number
SC 373

OCLC Number

Roy H. Millenson, 1921-2017

Donated by Roy H. Millenson in January 2004.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection comprises 4 linear inches of press clips, subject files, reports, and statements collected by Roy Millenson during his tenure as a staff member under United States Senator Jacob K. Javits. The date coverage is 1951 to 1973.

Positions Millenson held included: Legislative and Press Assistant to Representative Jacob K. Javits, January 1949 through October 1955; Legislative Assistant, Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant to Senator Jacob K. Javits, January 1957 through October 1959; and Minority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare, February 1965 through December 1974.

Arrangement and Processing Note
Processed by Kristen J. Nyitray in 2004. Finding aid updated August 2014, May 2019, and April 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], Roy H. Millenson Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note              
A native of Washington, DC and graduate of George Washington University, Roy H. Millenson served in the Persian Gulf Command of the Army Air Corps during World War II before eventually returning to Washington and working as a staff member on Capitol Hill.  He was a member of Senator Jacob K. Javits' staff from 1949 to 1974.

While a senior Senate staffer, he helped originate and push through landmark legislation related to the education of gifted children and the handicapped, as well as laws establishing the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. As Washington representative of the American Jewish Committee and on the Hill, he worked to rescue Iraqi Jews, fight anti-Semitism and support Israel. 

Millenson, Roy H., -- 1921-2017.
Millenson, Roy H., -- 1921-2017 -- Archives.
Javits, Jacob K. -- (Jacob Koppel), -- 1904-1986.
Javits, Jacob K. -- (Jacob Koppel), -- 1904-1986 -- Friends and associates.
United States -- Officials and employees.
United States. -- Congress -- Committees.


Box 1
Biographical information and accomplishments related to Senator Jacob K. Javits
Citizen’s Committee for Jacob K. Javits
Clipping: “Some Queensbury Rules for Congressional Investigators.” Reporter, 9/1/1953 (3 pp.)
Clipping: “Could this Jew Be President?” Esquire, April 1960
Clipping: “Uncle Sam Displays Split Personality.”NY Journal American, 1/6/1966
Clipping: “Goals for Israel Near Attainment.” undated
Press clippings
Congressional Record: Spring 1957-1961, 1963-1964
Statements and speeches of Senator Jacob K. Javits
Press release: Julius Klein Public Relations
Press releases: New York Republican State Committee, 9/22/1956-10/23/1956 (2f)
Press releases: Senator Jacob K. Javits, 2/15/1951 and undated
Publicity materials
Reports and statements
Subject files: Arab Boycott Bill, 1965-1967
Subject files: Jewish Emigration, 1972-1973
Subject files: Jewish Relations
Subject files: Labor Committee
Subject files: Middle East, 1963-1968
Subject files: Middle East Peace Efforts, 4/3/1962; 1966-1969
Subject files: Soviet Anti-Semitism, 1965-1972
Subject files: Voting Participation, 3/2/1952; 9/6/1960