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Twitty and Constance Glasgow Styles papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-1080

Scope and Contents

The papers within this collection consist chiefly of the correspondence and professional activity related to Twitty J. Styles career at Union College. A majority of the correspondence relates to Twitty’s work on various Union and non–Union related committees, letters from students and colleagues, as well as his role as a founding member of the Union College organization UNITAS. In addition to correspondence, materials include copies of Twitty’s publications, research interests, and course information from Union College’s biology department. Also contained are miscellaneous writings, photographs, and biographical materials on Twitty and Constance Glasgow Styles.


  • 1948 - 2022


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.


Professor Emeritus Twitty J. Styles (1927-2021) taught biology at Union from 1965 until his retirement in 1997. On September 1, 1971, Dr. Twitty Styles became the first African American to earn tenure at Union College. Styles graduated with honors from Virginia Union University with a B.S. degree in biology. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. from New York University. At Union College, his research interests included immunity to protozoan and parasitic helminth infections. Twitty served as chairperson of Union College’s Committee on AIDS and chair of the biology department. In addition, he has served as a member of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the American Society of Parasitologists, and founding member of the Union College campus organization UNITAS. Twitty is also an Army veteran of the Korean War, stationed at Fort Jackson, SC and within the Occupation Forces in Tokyo, Japan from 1950–52.

Constance Glasgow Styles (1934–) is the wife of Twitty J. Styles and a licensed pediatrician in the state of New York. She has practiced pediatrics in the capital region since 1966. Constance graduated with honors from Hunter College. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center in Brooklyn and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Albert Einstein University of Medicine–Bronx Municipal Hospital Center. Constance has served in various capacities as a member of the Schenectady County Medical Society, the American Medical Women’s Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She was the 2014 recipient of the Women of Distinction Honoring Women in New York award.


1.14 Cubic Feet

3 Boxes

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The collection is arranged as two series: Series 1, Professional, 1969-2012. Series 2, Personal, 1948-2017. Materials are arranged in alphabetical order.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Twitty Styles, December 2007, July 2013, and April 2018.

Twitty and Constance Glasgow Styles papers
Matthew Golebiewski
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections and Archives Repository

Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady NY 12308 United States