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QC1. Alumni Papers

 Collecting Area
Identifier: QC1
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 19 Collections and/or Records:

1973 Food, Fashion, and Furnishings Trip Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0092
Scope and Contents The collection documents the experience of eight Queens College students and their Foods professor, Dr. Helen Volkman, on an educational tour to Europe during the summer of 1973. The six week tour, titled "Food, Fashions, and Furnishings," was sponsored by Scholastic International. The collection includes photographs, printed ephemera, memorabilia, and personal materials documenting the trip. Some materials relate to classes taken by the students at Queens College as part of the Home...
Dates: 1967 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1973

Andrew Berman Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SCA-0023
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

Ann Birstein Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0024
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,...
Dates: 1942-2007

Arthur Gatti Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0027
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...
Dates: 1957-2002

Barbara (Jones) Omolade Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0029-002
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

Constance Waters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: INST-2014-005
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

Debby Yaffe Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SCA-0034
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...
Dates: 1963-2009 (bulk 1963-1964); Majority of material found in 1963 - 1963

Elliot Linzer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0036
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.

Dates: 1961-1966

Harvey Silver political literature and ephemera

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0086
Abstract

Collection of fliers, posters, buttons, handbills, and other political ephemera from the 1960s-1970s documenting activist movements in New York City, Queens, and Queens College. Topics include the Vietnam War, 1968 presidential and other elections, students’ rights, and racism. Materials in the collection were gathered by Harvey Silver, a Queens College alumnus who was student activist and photographer of various political and cultural events in the 1960s-1970s.

Dates: circa 1962-2020; Majority of material found within circa 1965-1975

Jean L. Konzal Papers

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SCA-0042
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