Welcome to Born in the Sixties, a blog to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Dowling College in Oakdale, New York. In the fall of 1968 this College, having existed for the previous nine years as an extension of Adelphi University in Garden City, started its freshman year. It is our intention to share that year with you, using materials from the Dowling College Library’s Archives and the words of faculty, alumni and community members.
We hope you take the time to explore this blog as it grows and the full story of our history is fleshed out. You can read more about what we’re doing and how to become involved. We encourage all comments, suggestions, and questions as we progress. I am the blog curator but you will be seeing a number of names on individual posts so get in touch, whether you remember the Sixties yourself or are interested in Dowling and Long Island during this time period.