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Union Free School District No.5, Levittown, New York Collection

Collection Number
SC 235

OCLC Number


Donated by Jerome Levitan.

Extent, Scope, and Content Note 
The collection is comprised of 10 linear inches of papers and files collected by Jerome Levitan related to the  Union Free School District No.5, Levittown between 1952 and 1954. Levitan was elected as a trustee to the Union Free School District No.5, Levittown in May 1953.  In July 1953, it was announced that he was elected president president of the District 5 School Board. He served through 1955. 

Arrangement and Processing Note
The papers are arranged in the order in which they were received.
Finding aid updated and revised by Kristen J. Nyitray  in June 2019.


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], Union Free School District No.5, Levittown, New York Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Stony Brook University Libraries.

Historical Note
Levitan was a  graduate of Cornell University (BA, 1944; MBA 1948), he served in Europe during WWII as a combat officer, achieved the rank of captain, and was awarded the Bronze Star and Oak Leaf Cluster for bravery under fire. He began his career in New York City with the Port Authority of New York in municipal finance. He then worked at Revlon, Inc. for 33 years, where he was Vice President of Marketing. Throughout his life he was actively involved with many community and educational groups. (Source: obituary, New York Times, December 6, 2009)

Union Free School District no. 5 (Levittown, N.Y.)
Schools -- New York (State) -- Levittown.
Education -- New York (State) -- Levittown.
Levittown (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Politics and government.
Politics and government.
New York (State) -- Long Island.
New York (State) -- Levittown.


Box 1
Board of Education (1953-1954)
Board of Education, correspondence (1953-1954)
budget (1951-1954)
Cafeteria (1952-1954)
Campaign (1953)
Campaign (1954)
Construction (see Box 3 for construction maps and graph)
Governmental Statistical Corporation Reports
Health and recreation (1952-1953)
King, Gerald

Box 2
Newspaper clippings
Office of the Superintendent
Buses (transportation) (2f)
Community relations
Supervising Principal E. Brownell (report to board)
Levittown's Future Depends on Its Schools (A Survey of Levittown Schools)
Graph-progress schedule (Wisdom Lane School)
Proposed alteration for grade school and plans