QC1. Alumni Papers
Special Collections and Archives (SCA) collects personal papers of alumni whose lives and careers intersect with our priority collecting areas - politics, social justice, music, and the arts. SCA also collects documentation of alumni experience at Queens College, such as photographs, audio-visual materials, scrapbooks, and diaries.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 1
Abstract The Andrew Berman Collection contains newspaper clippings, publications, activist documents, correspondence, fliers, position papers, conference notes and video footage documenting Mr. Berman’s political and social activism during his tenure as a Queens College student in the early-to-mid 1960s. Materials document Mr. Berman’s activist work with several major organizations, most significantly the Queens College chapter of Students for a Democratic Society.
Dates: 1964-1967; Majority of material found in 1966 - 1966
Abstract The papers of Ann Birstein consist chiefly of manuscripts of published fiction and nonfiction works. The collection also includes correspondence, printed matter, photographs, and personal miscellany. The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters and postcards from Birstein’s husband, literary critic Alfred Kazin. Additional correspondence includes letters sent to Birstein from many notable writers, poets, editors, publishers, academics, and critics. Correspondents include Hannah Arendt,...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract The Arthur Gatti Collection contains newspaper clippings, publications, documents, correspondence, fliers, posters, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia documenting Gatti’s political and social activism at Queens College in the early-to-mid 1960s. Materials are from both Gatti’s direct experience and the activities of several major activist organizations in the national political and social landscape of the 1960s. The collection also documents the political career and personal life of...
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 This collection consists of published materials pertaining to the history of Flushing, N.Y., and some of its prominent residents. Most items are in the form of pamphlets or softcover booklets printed by the Flushing Historical Society and other local organizations.
Dates: ca. 1899-1950
Collection — Box 1
Abstract As a Queens College student, Debby Yaffe volunteered with the Student Help Project, an initiative that provided free tutoring services to underserved children. During the summer of 1963, sixteen members of the project, including Yaffe, travelled to Prince Edward County, Virginia, to provide instruction to African American children. These children had been denied formal public education since 1959, when the county defunded and closed its schools rather than comply with federally-ordered racial...
Dates: 1963-2009 (bulk 1963-1964); Majority of material found in 1963 - 1963
Abstract The Elliot Linzer Collection consists primarily of near-print materials such as handbills, mimeographed flyers, and pamphlets documenting the activities of New York City chapters of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), a civil rights organization, during the early 1960s. Elliot Linzer is a Queens College alumnus and former member of CORE.
Collection — Box 1
Abstract This collection includes personal and printed materials, photographs, and feature personal accounts of Konzal’s activities as a tutor, civil rights activist, and student. The collection documents the Student Help Project in Prince Edward County, Virginia, and, to a lesser extent, other civil rights activism through 1965. Also present are materials on the 1963 March on Washington and documents from several civil rights organizations.
Dates: 1962-2012; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1964
Abstract K. Robert Schwarz was a classical music critic and scholar who graduated from Queens College in 1979. He wrote for the New York Times, Out, Pulse!, and Stereo Review Magazine. His papers contain academic research files, music criticism research, subject files on various artists, printed materials, program notes, and publications written by Schwarz. Also included is in-depth research on Steve Reich and Paul Bowles, the subjects of Schwarz’s...
Abstract The Mark Levy Collection documents the volunteer experiences of Mark Levy and his wife, Betty Bollinger Levy, in the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. Most items date from June to August 1964, including correspondence, photographs, curriculum, lesson plans, student essays and newsletters, printed materials, clippings, and ephemera. There are binders of preparatory training materials and memorandums for accepted applicants. Photographs document orientation at Western College for...