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Photographs, 1946 - 2017

 Series — Multiple Containers

Scope and Contents

This series includes photographs of Kouguell's life, performances, and tenure at Queens College. Beginning in 1946 when he came to the United States, Kouguell's photographs act as literal snapshots of his life, documenting moments such as time with his parents, his honeymoon to Lake Placid, and his mentorship of Queens College students. His family albums detail family trips to Paris, the various boats he took, and smaller vacations with friends.

The photographic material ranges from older polaroids, postcards, and black and white prints to more modern color photographs. Additionally, there are signed headshots of performers that Kouguell met at home and abroad throughout his nearly 70 year career.


  • 1946 - 2017

Language of Materials

From the Collection:

Most of this collection is in English, with limited Performance and Personal and Correspondence papers in French, Armenian, Russian and Spanish. French is also present in a small number of music manuscripts.

Conditions Governing Access

Appointments to examine materials must be made in advance. Please email for more information or to schedule an appointment.


From the Collection: 12 Linear Feet (5 records cartons, 3 document cases, 2 half document cases, 6 flat boxes, and 2 small photo boxes. )


The photographs series is arranged in the following subseries:

Personal; Performance; Queens College.


Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Library, CUNY
Benjamin Rosenthal Library RO317
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing 11367 USA us