OH. Oral Histories / Queens Memory
Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:
Khaleel Anderson discusses growing up in Far Rockaway, Queens; sheltering at Queens College due to Hurricane Sandy in 2012; his time at Queens College as an undergraduate in the SEEK program and graduate student in Urban Affairs; and his political activism as a campus and community organizer. A few months after these interviews took place Anderson was elected to serve Assembly District 31 in Queens, becoming the youngest Black Assembly Member in New York State history.
Manny Sanudo's career as a librarian spans more than forty-five years. In this interview he reflects on the various roles he has played at Queens College's Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library, including a two-year stint as Acting Chief Librarian. He also discusses changes to the library profession brought about by technology; his earlier job as a conductor for the MTA; his interest in Revolutionary and Civil War history; and his work as a certified New York City bike tour guide.
In this interview, DellaPina reflects on his career in development, including his time with the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and what led him to Queens College. He offers a look into the process of cultivating large gifts for a public university, and shares many anecdotes of donors and alumni he has worked with, including the Kupferberg family and Ruth Madoff.
In this interview, Pine looks back on his career and the changes he saw at Queens College through the decades. Some highlights include the student and faculty protests over the Vietnam War, the development of the college’s physical campus, the increasingly diverse student body, and the revolutionary effects of technology in education.