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Bette Weidman Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0010

Scope and Contents

In this interview, Dr. Bette Weidman discusses the start and development of her career as an English professor at Queens College. She also muses about how her interest in Queens College oral histories began, and the appeal of the genre as “a community of scholars conversing.”


  • 2019-10-10



This oral history is open for research. Media files and transcript can be viewed and/or requested through the Queens Memory Project on Aviary: For help using the site, contact

Conditions Governing Use

Interview shared under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). Users are free to share or adapt the material for non-commercial purposes, as long as they meet the terms of the license. See license details at

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Bette Weidman is Professor Emeritus at the Department of English of Queens College. She began training and working on oral histories in the seventies, and conducted many oral history projects in Queens College from the eighties and onwards.


1 Digital Files ; Duration: 01:19:39

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Queens College and Queens Public Library by Bette Weidman and Dean Savage in October, 2019.

Related Materials

Some of the oral history projects conducted by Dr. Bette Weidman are collected and documented in the collection entitled the Bette Weidman Oral History Papers.

Processing Information

Oral history conducted as part of the Queens Memory Project (, a collaborative program of the Queens Public Library and Queens College to collect stories, images, and other evidence of life in the borough of Queens.


Bette Weidman Oral History
Patricia Reguyal
June 2020
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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