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Judith Baker Cardoni Letters (1963-1966)

Identifier: HOM-013

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This collection holds 75 letters composed by Judith Baker Cardoni for her parents and sister. The letters were written between June 1963 and May 1966 while Judith was a student in the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy. The content covers a time when the School of Pharmacy was increasing the admission of women and the letters document the local, state, and national events that affected the lives of young people pursuing a college education during the mid-1960s.

Judith Anne Baker Cardoni was born on November 18, 1943, in Binghamton, New York. Judith attended Afton Central School during her elementary and high school years and was valedictorian of her high school class in 1961. Judith attended St. Bonaventure University in Olean, where she matriculated in a self-designed curriculum that would meet entrance requirements for admission to the University at Buffalo's School of Pharmacy. In May 1963, Judith moved to Buffalo, New York, to take a summer course in pharmaceutical analysis to meet requirements for admission to the School of Pharmacy. She was accepted to the program and upon graduation in 1966, she became a licensed pharmacist in New York, first employed as a hospital pharmacist at Sisters Hospital of Buffalo, NY. In June 1967, Judith with her husband Alex, moved briefly to Columbus, Ohio where she worked in hospital and community pharmacy. In 1972, the couple relocated to Ellington, Connecticut, where Judith practiced community pharmacy, joined as a part-time adjunct faculty member at the University of Connecticut's School of Pharmacy, worked in third-party insurance. In 2002, Judith received the Bowl of Hygeia Award as the Outstanding Pharmacist of Connecticut. She retired in 2010 after 45 years of dedicated service. Judith Baker Cardoni passed in 2018.


  • 1963 - 1966


1 Linear Feet (1 manuscript box containing 33 individual folders.)

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Part of the Robert L. Brown History of Medicine Collection Repository

State University of New York at Buffalo
B5 Abbott Hall
3435 Main Street
Buffalo NY 14214-3087 US