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Martin Begun


The Martin S. Begun collection documents the life and career of Martin Stanley Begun (1932-2016) long time Dean of New York University’s School of Medicine, a power broker and active member of the Liberal and Democratic Party in local New York City politics, leader in the Jewish Community Relations Council, and advocate for the mentally ill and homeless. Through his work, he maintained ties with leading federal, state and city officials, from Vice President Hubert Humphrey to Governors Nelson Rockefeller and Hugh Carey and Mayors Robert F. Wagner Jr., Abraham Beame, and Edward Koch.

The collection material details his dedication to government, civic and community activities through scrapbooks, manuscripts and awards and certificates. The collection has now been processed, and a finding aid and research guide are available below.


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Begun on campaign

Finding Aid

Martin Begun

Research Guide