Remembering Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer

Stony Brook University Libraries is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Margot Ammann Durrer.

Dr. Durrer was one of the university’s most loyal and philanthropic supporters. In addition to establishing several student scholarships, she also made a significant financial contribution to the University Libraries and founded the Margot Ammann Durrer Library Fund, an endowment that provides for the purchase of books, collections, and technological resources. She also donated a special collection of correspondence and materials that document the professional and personal life of her father, Dr. Othmar H. Ammann, the structural engineer and designer of the George Washington, Triborough/RFK, Bronx-Whitestone, and Verrazano-Narrows bridges in New York City. He also served as a consultant on the design of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Learn more about Dr. Durrer.

Kristen Nyitray

Kristen Nyitray

Associate Librarian; Director, Special Collections and University Archives; and University Archivist at Stony Brook University Libraries
Contact her for research assistance with rare books, manuscript collections, historical maps, and SBU history. E-mail:
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