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Commencement, Stony Brook University, 1963 (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).

Commencement, Stony Brook University, 1963 (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).

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Commencement, Stony Brook University, 1963 (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).

The State University of New York extended the College's mandate to include degree programs in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).

Leonard K. Olson was named Dean of the State University College on Long Island on February 14, 1957 (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.

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).

Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library, Stony Brook University, circa 1971 (credit: University Archives, Stony Brook University).

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