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QC3. Institutional Collections

 Collecting Area
Identifier: QC3
Special Collections and Archives collects records, publications, photographs, audio-visual materials, and ephemera documenting the administrative, scholarly, physical, and social history of Queens College from its founding in 1937 to the present day.

Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Copland School of Music Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0005

The Aaron Copland School of Music Collection (formerly the Department of Music) consists of materials about the administrative, faculty and student activities of the Aaron Copland School of Music. The collection contains a wide-range of materials including correspondence, brochures, photographs, audio tapes, press clippings, and department course and event schedules. The bulk of the collection consists of personnel files of prominent department faculty.

Dates: 1942 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2008

Charles S. Colden Papers

Identifier: SCA-0031

This collection contains the professional and personal papers of Charles S. Colden, founder of Queens College. This collection includes correspondence, legal records, print materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards/honors, and various papers. Also included are minutes, speeches, invitations, and various papers pertaining specifically to Queens College and the Queens College Association.

Dates: 1933 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1960

Collection on Andrew Goodman

Identifier: SCA-0090
Scope and Contents

Small collection of materials about Andrew Goodman collated by college administrators and librarians, including correspondence with the Goodman family; articles; publicity materials for events; exhibit text and reproductions; and commemorative poems and speeches.

Dates: 1964 - 2014

CUNY Open Admissions Collection

Identifier: SCA-0051

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.

Dates: 1969-1977

Gender, Love, and Sexuality Alliance (GLASA) Collection

Identifier: SCA-0094

The Gender, Love, and Sexuality Alliance (GLASA) is a student association at Queens College. GLASA functions as a space for LGBTQ+ students to interact in community with one another. The collection primarily consists of the club's journals, as well as supplemental materials related to GLASA events.

Dates: 1987

Jannis Izaak Risseeuw Parental School Album and Ephemera

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: SCA-0087
Content Description One album with more than 100 black and white photographs of the Parental School, the predecessor institution to Queens College, which operated from 1909-1934. The album contains photos of the dormitory, bakery, grounds, printshop, tailor, and various educational and social activities. Some items document family photographs and trips outside of the school. The album was owned by Jannis Izaak Risseeuw, who served as music master and conductor of the Parental School Band. As depicted in the...
Dates: 1910 - 1920

Kupferberg Center and Performing Arts Records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0009
Scope and Contents

This collection documents performing arts related events and programs associated with Queens College from 1938 to 2004. This includes activities from the early days of the college, such as the Orchestral Society and Choral Society; the Colden Center (founded in 1960); and today's the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The collection contains photographs, invitations, memos, brochures, programs, and other printed ephemera.

Dates: 1938 - 2023

Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SCA-0083

The Michael Harrington Center for Democratic Values and Social Change was created to continue the goals and ideals of Michael Harrington, a professor at Queens College who campaigned for social change and reform. The bulk of the Michael Harrington Center records consist of papers, news letters and journals published by the center.

Dates: circa 1990s-2000s (1991-2016)

Paul Klapper Papers

Identifier: SCA-0054

The Paul Klapper Collection contains the correspondence, administrative files, certificates and awards, photographs, public speeches, programs, newspaper clippings, a doctoral hood, and his personal book collection of the first President of Queens College. The bulk of the collection covers 1937-1948, from the founding of the school until Klapper's retirement.

Dates: 1895-1985; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1948

Publications Authored by Queens College Alumni

Identifier: SCA-0016
Scope and Contents

Books written by by Alumni of Queens College.

Dates: Copyright: 1957 - 2018