Jane Porcino Collection
Jane Porcino, 1924-2008
Gift of the children of Jane Porcino: Mary Porcino, John Porcino, Ann Porcino, Jeanne Dolamore, Paul Porcino, and Vicky Savino in September 2019.
Scope, and Content Note
The collection is comprised of 3 linear ft. of Jane Porcino's writings, correspondence, lectures, photographs and related materials dating from 1970 to 1998. Jane Porcino (1924-2008) was an internationally known author, lecturer, consultant, educator, and advocate who worked in the fields of civil rights, social work, and gerontology. Porcino was considered an expert on women in their middle and later years. She held professional academic appointments at Stony Brook University and The New School for Social Research. Her published writings included Living Longer, Living Better: Adventures in Community Housing for Those in the Second Half of Life and Growing Older, Getting Better: A Handbook for Women in the Second Half of Life (both published by Continuum in 1991).
Arrangement and Processing Note
Arranged by subject and format.
Proessed by Kristen J. Nyitray and Lynn Toscano in October 2019.
Finding aid and website by Kristen J. Nyitray in October 2019.
Restrictions on Access
The collection is open to researchers. There is one restricted file in box 4.
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], Jane Porcino Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.
Jane Porcino (1924-2008) was an internationally known author, lecturer, consultant, educator, and advocate who worked in the fields of civil rights, social work, and gerontology. She received her Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Stony Brook University and a Ph.D. in Gerontology from The Union Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Porcino was considered an expert on women in their middle and later years. She lectured to more than 1,500 audiences around the United States, Canada, Europe, and Australia. She served as a consultant for several U.S. government advisory panels on aging, founded the first international network for midlife and older women titled "The International Action Forum for Midlife and Older Women, Inc.," and was editor of the newsletter Hot Flash: For Midlife and Older Women.
She held professional academic appointments at Stony Brook University and The New School for Social Research, and was a Fellow of the Gerontology Society of America and the Brookdale Center on Aging for "significant contributions to the field of aging." Her scholarly research focused on gerontology and health concerns for women over the age of forty.
Porcino appeared on national and international radio and televisions programs. She published widely in the fields of her expertise. Her writings and articles were featured in The New York Times, Newsday, Daily News, USA Today, Ms. Magazine, and Vogue. Books included Living Longer, Living Better: Adventures in Community Housing for Those in the Second Half of Life and Growing Older, Getting Better: A Handbook for Women in the Second Half of Life (both published by Continuum in 1991).
Porcino, Jane -- 1924-2008.
Women's rights -- United States.
Feminism -- United States.
Women -- Political activity.
Women -- New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
Folder 1: curriculum vitae, biographical information
Folder 2: articles about Jane Porcino
Folder 3: courses taught at Stony Brook University and The New School for Social Research
Folder 4: writings
Folder 5: writings
Folder 6: writings
Folder 7: writings
Folder 8: writings
Folder 9: writings
Folder 1: personal correspondence
Folder 2: professional correspondence, assorted
Folder 3: professional correspondence, 1980s
Folder 4: professional correspondence, 1980s
Folder 5: lecture, 1970
Folder 6: lecture, 1978
Folder 7: lecture, 1979
Folder 8: lectures, 1981
Folder 9: lectures, 1983
Folder 10: lecture, 1984
Folder 11: lecture, 1985
Folder 12: lectures, 1986
Folder 13: lectures, 1987
Folder 14: lectures, 1988
Folder 15: lectures, 1989
Folder 1: lecture, 1990
Folder 2: lectures, 1991
Folder 3: lectures, 1991
Folder 4: lectures, 1992
Folder 5: lectures, no date
Folder 6: lectures, no date
Folder 7: lectures, no date
Folder 1: lectures, no date
Folder 2: correspondence about lectures
Folder 3: government advisory panel
Folder 4: interviews conducted of others
Folder 5: interviews conducted of others
Folder 6: interviews conducted of others
Folder 7: "Older Women's League" (OWL) surveys (restricted)
Folder 8: photographs of Jane Porcino
Presentation slides (2 sets)
Video titled "One Female in Middle Years" (format: Fuji H520)