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Bruce M. Stave was born on 17 May, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York, is a historian. Discover Bruce M. Stave's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 80 years old?

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Age 80 years old
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Born 17 May 1937
Birthday 17 May
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York
Date of death (2017-12-02) Coventry, Connecticut
Died Place Coventry, Connecticut
Nationality New York

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Stave passed away from congestive heart failure on December 2, 2017. He was survived by his wife as well as their son and only child, Channing.


The Bruce M. and Sondra Astor Stave Prize in Recent American History was established by UConn in 2003.


Very active in professional organizations, Stave served as president of the New England Historical Association (1994–1995), the New England Association of Oral History, and the Connecticut Coordinating Committee for the Promotion of History, which he had founded in 1979. He served as a vice president of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences and on the boards of the Connecticut Humanities Council and the Association for the Study of Connecticut History. In 2008, Governor Jodi Rell appointed him Acting Connecticut State Historian, in which capacity he served on the Connecticut Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission.


Stave served as director of UConn’s Center for Oral History from 1978 to 2008 and history department chair from 1985 to 1994. He was editor of the Oral History Review from 1996 to 1999, and associate editor of the Journal of Urban History, both leading journals in their fields. With Linda Shopes, he was co-general editor of the Palgrave Studies in Oral History series, which had published thirty volumes by the time of Stave's death in 2017. Stave also authored or edited eleven books, including Red Brick in the Land of Steady Habits (2006), a history of the University of Connecticut that was commissioned for the institution's 125th anniversary. Stave was a two-time winner of the Homer D. Babbidge, Jr. Award from the Association for the Study of Connecticut History.


He was active in the UConn community. In 1976, he was president of the Federation of University Teachers during the campaign that brought collective bargaining to UConn, and later served on the executive committee and bargaining team of the university's chapter of the American Association of University Professors. He was an active member of the University Senate for many years, serving on the Senate executive committee and chairing several standing committees.


Stave began his academic career at the University of Bridgeport in 1965. He spent 1968 teaching as a Fulbright Programscholar in India. In 1970 he joined the University of Connecticut and moved to Coventry, Connecticut. Stave subsequently held Fulbright scholarships in Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines in 1977 and at Peking University in 1984–1985. According to historian Richard D. Brown, Stave was "recognized around the world for his leadership in the field" of oral history. He advised oral history projects and practitioners in Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Greece, Kenya, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, and Turkey. Stave retired from UConn in 2002 but continued to work for the university in various capacities.


A graduate of City College of New York (1961) and the University of Connecticut (MA in English, 1968), Sondra Astor Stave worked as a teacher, legislative assistant, and director of adult education for the town of Mansfield. She edited a cookbook series and held various leadership roles in civic organizations.


Stave and his future wife, Sondra Astor Stave (1941–), met while working together at a summer camp in the Catskills in 1957. They married in 1961. On moving to Connecticut, they took up residence in Coventry from 1970 onward. The Staves traveled widely, visiting over one hundred countries and all seven continents. Following Bruce's retirement, they ran a oral history consulting business and continued to volunteer for local organizations and educational programs.


Bruce M. Stave (May 17, 1937 – December 2, 2017) was an American historian specializing in oral history and urban history. He was a Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Connecticut, where he taught for decades.

Stave was born in Brooklyn on May 17, 1937. He received his BA and MA from Columbia University and PhD in history from the University of Pittsburgh, where he held an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation predoctoral fellowship.