QC3. Institutional Collections
SCA collections records, publications, photographs, and ephemera documenting the administrative, scholarly, and social history of Queens College from its founding in 1937 to the present day.
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract: The Queens College Campus Unrest Collection contains papers, correspondence, and flyers regarding the Spring 1969 sit-in protest of the social science building by the Ad Hoc Committee to End Political Suppression. The protest was in defense of the three members of the Students for a Democratic Society who were arrested and charged for leading a protest for the removal of General Electric recruiters from QC campus. The sit-in lasted four days resulting in the arrests of thirty-eight students and...
Collection — Box 1
Abstract This collection contains photos and related papers documenting the creation and installation of the five bells in the Chaney-Goodman-Schwerner Clock Tower of Queens College’s Rosenthal Library.
Collection — Box All Boxes
Abstract The collection is comprised of commencement programs and baccalaureate programs maintained by the Office of Special Events and Alumni Affairs. Awards, medals, and honorary degrees given at commencements are also documented.
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Audio recordings of hearings held by the "Commission on the Organization of the College" between Monday, January 31 and Wednesday, February 16, 1972. Accompanying the audio cassettes is a "Calendar of Meetings" listing the dates, topics, and locations of the meetings, as well as the 18 members of the commission; and a letter from Chief Librarian Robert H. Muller noting that these recordings "will some day be viewed as a crucial milestone in the development of the college."
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview House plans were social organizations for men or women that were active in Queens College and other CUNY campuses in the 1960s. This collection includes a variety of Queens College house plans memorabilia like pins, buttons, and photographs. It also includes print ephemera like party programs and invitations, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings.
Abstract: The Institute for Community Studies Collection consists of materials published by the Institute as well as publications and other materials donated by Maurice R. Berube, relating to the topic of community control of New York City schools and a restructuring of the New York City public school system.
Abstract The Queens College Photo Archive includes photographs, architectural drawings and posters documenting Queens College history. Prominent administrators such as QC’s first president Paul Klapper are highlights of the administrator portraits series. There are photographs of the college campus, faculty (primarily those who taught before 1970), library staff, and school events. The series of student life photos document a wide range of activities from political demonstrations, to parties, to...
Abstract The Queens College Seal Design Collection consists of all the seal designs that were proposed in 1937 as the official seal of the college. Some of the designs came with descriptions of what the seal symbolizes. The plaque is the official seal of the college.
Abstract The Student Publications Collection consists of 28 Queens College student newspapers and 34 student magazines from the school’s founding in 1937 to the present. They cover national, local, and campus news. Some were developed as competitors with other newspapers; others were made by multicultural groups on campus. A few titles have spin-off “joke” counterparts.
Scope and Contents The Silhouette, annual yearbook of Queens College.