Memories are Made of This: The Stony Brook Assembly
Six decades ago, the Stony Brook Assembly was in decline. So what? For most readers of these nostalgic narratives, that foregoing sentence has little meaning or relevance to their connection with The Stony Brook School.
They are unlikely to know much about the history and development of the organization that founded and owned The Stony Brook School for much of its first half-century. Some may have read The Way They Should Go (Oxford University Press, 1972), my account of those first fifty years; others have simply occupied the campus and received their education without any need to know who or why the names Carson, Chapman, Johnston, Fitch, Hegeman, Barnhouse, Kinney, Monro, Swanson, Alexander, Simons, Cleveland—or, for that matter, Gaebelein—appear around them. Read more