Builders of the Friedsam Collection

A History of the People, Important to Building the Collection of Friedsam Memorial Library



Michael Friedsam

Herscher, O.F.M.

William Farley

Hugh A. Grant

List of library directors

Joachim Guerrini, O.F.M.

T. Edward & Tullah Hanley

Joe Kotcka

Samuel J. Lasser

 Al H. Nothem

Archives Albert O'Brien, O.F.M. Dorothy Godfrey Wayman     Notes

Dr. Al H. Nothem 
Memorial Endowment


The Dr. Al H. Nothem Memorial Endowment provides reference services and resource materials for use by those who aspire to become school administrators or supervisors in the Twin Tiers, and by administrators and faculty members from area public and private schools. 

St. Bonaventure University gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Dr. Nothem’s many years of dedicated service to generations of teachers that now lives on through this endowment.

Biography of Dr. Nothem   ||   Endowment Donors   ||   Endowment Collection

Biography of Dr. Nothem 

Dr. Al H. Nothem joined the St. Bonaventure University faculty in 1966.  He held numerous administrative positions, including director of the teacher education program, full professor of education, vice president of academic affairs, chairman of the elementary/secondary education departments and chairman of the department of administration, supervision and curriculum.

Dr. Nothem was granted professor emeritus status from the University in July 1994.

In addition to his responsibilities at the University, Dr. Nothem also held a seat on the Portville Central School Board from 1967 to 1976.  Six of those years he served as school board president.

He was named to Who’s Who in Education and to Who’s Who in Educational Administration and in 1991 published a book, Collective Bargaining in Education:  A Casebook.

Dr. Nothem served as chairman of the Dresser-Rand Scholarship Committee; was a consultant to several Buffalo area schools and a member of the panel of mediators and fact-finders of the New York State Public Employee Relations Board beginning in 1968.

He was also a member of the state and national School Boards Association, Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of School Administrators, American Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Association of Teacher Educators and Phi Delta Kappa.

Dr. Nothem received his bachelor’s degree from Morningside (Iowa) College, his M.S. degree from Drake University and his Ed.D. degree from Nebraska University.

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Endowment Donors

Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Altfather, Jr
The Baldwin Girls
Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Bassano
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Beck
Mr.& Mrs. Francis J. Blankenau
Mr. & Mrs. Amos Bohenkanmp
Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Bray
Dr. & Mrs. Steven Brown
Dr. Maria A. Ceprano
Chaunceys Woods
Mr. & Mrs. John Choinski, Jr.
Mrs. Ethel Conrad
Prof. & Mrs. Finbarr Conroy
Ms. Ruth G. Darrah
Drs. Charles & Carol Diminnie
Mrs. Ruth A. Dorr
Dresser-Rand Company
Mr. John M. Dubots
Prof. & Mrs. Stephen W. Eaton
Mrs. LaVon Engel
Erie 1 Boces
Mr. & Mrs. Randy Etter
Ms. Phyllis M. Flato
Mr. & Mrs. Lee A. Frair
Friends of Dr. Al Nothem
Ms. Dorothy Gaston
Dr. Richard Gates
Dr. Steve N. Georas & Dr. Lisa A. Beck
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Hallett
Col. John M. Hart
Mr. & Mrs. Dick Hatz
Mr. Donnald Hensel
Mr. & Mrs. Barry Holtgrewe
Mr. Brad Holtgrewe
Mrs. Emily M. Holtgrewe
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Holtgrewe
Ms. Kim Holtgrewe
Mr. James K. Hooker
Mr. & Mrs. Max D. Humbert
Mr. & Mrs. Ivan M. Hutson
Mrs. Inge Jacobson
Dr. Monica Jacobson
Mr. & Mrs. David E. King
Ms. Frances Lindstrom
Mr. & Mrs. Robert R. Lorenz
Mrs. Mary Maxine Maguire
Mr. & Mrs. Peter Marcus
Mrs. Regina M. Marron
Mr. & Mrs. Edmund A. Memmott
Dr. & Mrs. Gerald Moeller
Mr. & Mrs. Patrick C. Monahan
Mr. & Mrs. James Moroney
Ms. R. Charlotte Mort
Mr. Jerry T. Newburg and Mrs. E. Christatos-Newburg
Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey G. Nix
Mr. & Mrs. William D. Nothem
Ms. Elizabeth Pappas
Ms. Phyllis M. Quick
Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Resz
River Valley Farms Co. Inc.
Ms. Patricia F. Ross
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Rutterman
Mr. & Mrs. T. E. Salyers
Mr. Gerry Schumacher
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Shaffer
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Sokolowski
Somerset Family Practice Employees
Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence P. Sorokes
Ms. Doris M. Tillow
Mr. & Mrs. Roderick Waller
Mrs. Joan R. Wells
Dr. Rodney E. Wells
Mrs. Ardythe A. Nothem Weston
Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Whalen
Mr. Michael E. Wittmeyer & Dr. Carol A. Wittmeyer
Dr. Paul W. Wood
Mr. Joseph H. Yaros
Dr. & Mrs. Mark F. Yaros

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Endowment Collection

Library Materials that have been purchased through the endowment

List of items from Dr. Nothem's personal library that were donated to Friedsam Memorial Library

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Friedsam Memorial Library Curriculum Center

 For more information about the Archives' collections contact:

Dennis Frank 
telephone: 716.375.2322
web site:

Friedsam Memorial Library
St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure, NY  14778  USA
(716) 375-2323 (general number)
(716) 375-2389  (fax)

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Last updated:  12/18/12