SC. Special Collections
Special Collections and Archives collects materials from people and organizations (not directly associated with Queens College) that fit into our major collecting areas, including music and the arts, social justice, politics, and print history/rare books.
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Alfred Heinemann (1908-1995) was a German composer, concert pianist, and lecturer. The collection is comprised of Heinemann’s compositions from 1920 to 1964 and is in various stages of completion. The collection also includes notes on the compositions, lecture notes, programs from performances, correspondence, an audio recording of a performance of Heinemann’s String Quartet, and personal papers.
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 Collection consists of items from Aaron Taube’s work with the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) Queens Branch during the months of February through November 2018 to help elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. On June 26, 2018 Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an upset victory over ten-term incumbent Joseph Crowley in the Democratic primary. She then went on to defeat Republican Anthony Pappas in the November 6th general election. ...
Dates: 2018-02-01 - 2018-11-01
Abstract The Don Quixote Collection is comprised of valuable editions of and related works about Miguel De Cervantes’ Don Quixote spanning over 300 years. The collection contains original and facsimile editions in English, Spanish, and Italian, in a variety of sizes and bindings, and related works by other authors.
Abstract Spanning over 300 years, the Early Rare Books Collection is comprised of 41 editions. It includes early printed books in about equal numbers from the 16th and 17th centuries, and one 14th century bound manuscript. The collection contains original editions in a variety of sizes, languages, and bindings as well as facsimile editions.
Abstract The George Albertz Papers (1964-2011) document Albertz’s stay and arrests in Greenwood, Mississippi during the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, a national campaign to register black voters in Mississippi. The collection also covers his involvement in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, a civil rights party that challenged the whites-only Democratic Party in Mississippi. Included are articles on the deaths of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered on June...
Abstract The Hubert Albertz collection contains documentation of political activism of Hubert Albertz, a New York City custodian and member of the Building Service Employees International Union (BSEIU) Local 32E. Albertz was fired from his job and expelled from his Local in the Bronx for protesting dues increases at a union meeting. He spent over 30 years documenting and exposing corruption in the BSEIU.
Scope and Content Note This collection documents Johnson’s participation in the civil rights movement as well as later involvement in social justice efforts through literary works he has created. The collection contains five physical works, one digital work, miscellaneous papers and articles describing social justice events he participated in, and a typed profile sheet of Johnson as a poet.
Dates: 2005 - 2014
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract James Forman was an important figure in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, serving as Executive Secretary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) between 1961-1966, and a life-long intellectual and activist. The James Forman Library includes approximately 1,940 books; four thousand printed items (comprised of pamphlets, serials, and reports); ten linear feet of FBI files; five linear feet of media materials; and three linear feet of personal papers.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1964 - 2000; 1872-2005
Abstract The John E. Parsons, Jr. Collection consists of 148 volumes. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including poetry, drama, and political and philosophical discourse. The publication dates span the period 1650 to 1903, and the locations include 18 cities throughout Europe and the United States.