QC1. Alumni Papers
SCA collects papers of alumni who excelled in their careers and/or contributed to the public good through activism, politics, scholarship, and the arts.
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Abstract The papers of Ann Birstein consist chiefly of typescript manuscripts of published fiction and non-fiction 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...
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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...
Overview 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).
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.
Abstract As a Queens College student, Debby Yaffe volunteered with the Student Help Project, an initiative that provided free tutoring services to under-served 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...
Abstract The Elliot Linzer Collection consists primarily of near-print materials, such as handbills, mimeographed flyers, and pamphlets documenting the activities of various New York City-area 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.
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Abstract As a Queens College student, Jean Leanore Konzal, née Stein, volunteered with the Student Help Project, an initiative that provided free tutoring services to under-served children in South Jamaica, Queens from 1962-1968. During the summer of 1963, Konzal was one of sixteen Queens College students who lived with black families in Farmville, Virginia and tutored African American children who had been denied formal public education since 1959. The collection includes personal and printed...
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 thesis and dissertation respectively. Schwarz also...
Abstract Mark Levy volunteered for the Mississippi Freedom Summer project of 1964 as co-coordinator and teacher at the Meridian Freedom School in Lauderdale County. A graduate of Queens College, (B.A. in Sociology 1964, M.S. in Social Studies Education 1973), he was also a former Student Association President (1962-1963), and former SEEK Program faculty member (1968-1973). In the 1970s he was a union organizer and representative for United Electrical Radio, and Machine Workers of American (UE), Local...