Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Found in 32 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents Alan Townsend recalls his early time in New York as a counselor for girls’ school Callagy Hall, where he was part of union activism on staff; becoming accustomed to and understanding New York City youth as part of his job at Callagy Hall; starting as a SEEK counselor at Queens College in 1969; living on Christopher Street and the West Village in NYC pre-Stonewall, and later living in Springfield Gardens and Flushing in Queens and the Black communities there; growing up in North Carolina...
Scope and Contents In the interview, Kouguell talks about joining the music department at Queens College in 1949 as an instructor and as the first cellist at the department. He notes his appreciation for the musical talents and achievements of his parents and reminisces about how different and suburban Flushing was at the time when he was starting at Queens College.
Abstract The Queens Branch of the AAUW was largely responsible for scholarship and education from 1931 until the branch disbanded in 2008. The collection holds many of the papers specific to the Queens Branch including research projects the Queens Branch took part in and information about the bylaws and history of the branch.
Dates: 1939 to 2005
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract This collection documents the work of Dr. Andrew Greller, Professor Emeritus of Biology at Queens College, and most notably his contributions to local land conservation efforts. Materials include photographs, negatives, slides, newspaper clippings, correspondence, professional papers, awards and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1962 - 2002
Abstract The Barbara (Jones) Omolade Collection documents civil rights activism on the Queens College campus during the 1960s, including the Freedom Week Events of 1964. This collection also provides material pertaining to the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
Dates: 1963–1995, bulk 1963-1965; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1965
Abstract The City University of New York was among the largest university systems to support a universal open admissions policy. The Open Admissions Collection contains reports, articles, transcripts, and guidebooks from the first decade of this effort.
Scope and Contents In the interview, Dean discusses his childhood in rural western Washington state; his time at Stanford; his activism, including participation in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, registering black citizens to vote in 1965; his dissertation research in France; and his career at Queens College, starting in 1971. He describes changes to faculty working conditions, student population, and the curriculum over the years, based on his experience as a Professor,...
Scope and Contents In the group interview, the three Queens College alumnae, Ellen Weingart, Edith Balan, and Linda Tucker, reminisce about what an achievement it was to get admitted to Queens College in the early 1960s when they were college students, about joining house plans and enjoying a vibrant social life in the campus, and about choosing and enjoying the required physical education classes like lacrosse, swimming, and folk dancing.
Scope and Contents Fern Kruger reflects on her time as a student at Queens College in the 1960s, as well as the extent of her participation in the Queens College Jamaica Student Help Project. Kruger was a volunteer in the Jamaica Student Help Project, where she was a tutor to young Black elementary school students in Jamaica, Queens. At its height, the Jamaica initiative of the Student Help Project engaged 500 Queens College students who volunteered to tutor more than one thousand educationally challenged,...
Abstract The Forbes Hill Collection contains printed materials, news clippings, and correspondence related to the life of Forbes Hill, a political activist and academic who taught at Queens College from 1964-2008.
Dates: 1914-2008, bulk 1946-1964