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In the library, leather bound volumes filled the bookcases, while newly electrified desk lamps and chandeliers provided ample lighting. Ampl Lights, Bound Volume, Brooks Universe, Leather Bound, Electrifi Desks, Desks Lamps, 1957 1962, Newly Electrifi, Chandeliers Providence
The mansion's six bedrooms, complete with fireplaces and hand-painted decorative murals by American society painter Robert Chandler, were converted into classrooms. Bathrooms and dressing rooms were modified to provide faculty with offices and laboratories. The servant's quarters were transformed into the men's dormitories, which could accommodate twenty-four residents. (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).
The State University of New York awarded one-quarter of the Oyster Bay faculty research grants in 1958. Newly hired professor Dr. Joseph Silverman of the Chemistry Department is pictured here in a laboratory with two Natural Science I students.
W. Allen Austill, a former colleague of Leonard Olson at the University of Chicago, was appointed as Dean of Students in May of 1957. Dean Austill was a beloved figure at the Oyster Bay campus, for he was a strong advocate for students' rights (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).