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Don Quixote Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0002
Abstract

The Don Quixote Collection is comprised of valuable editions of and related works about Miguel De Cervantes’ Don Quixote spanning over 300 years. The collection contains original and facsimile editions in English, Spanish, and Italian, in a variety of sizes and bindings, and related works by other authors.

Dates: 1620-1933

Early Rare Books Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0035
Abstract

Consisting of materials from the early years of print history, the Early Rare Books Collection is currently comprised of 34 titles from the 16th and 17th centuries. It includes early printed books in a variety of sizes, languages, bindings, and conditions.

Dates: Majority of material found in 1512-1694

Frank Warren Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: QMP-0019
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Dr. Warren talks about choosing to teach at Queens College instead of Ohio State, and about the changing composition of the student body in the campus through the years that he had been teaching and how the changes reflect the diversity of Queens.

Dates: 2016-05-09

John E. Parsons, Jr. Print History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0043
Abstract

The John E. Parsons, Jr. Collection consists of 148 volumes. The collection covers a wide range of subjects, including poetry, drama, and political and philosophical discourse. The publication dates span the period 1650 to 1903, and the locations include 18 cities throughout Europe and the United States.

Dates: 1650-1903

Pages From the Past: Original Leaves From Rare Books and Manuscripts

 Collection
Identifier: SCA-0053
Abstract

This collection contains 150 objects from a portfolio set of “Pages From the Past”, collected and distributed by the now-defunct Society of Foliophiles in New York. They are individual leaves from original printed books and manuscripts in several languages, providing a compact yet extensive history of Western bookmaking from ancient Sumeria to the twentieth-century United States.

Dates: circa 2300 BCE – 1937 CE, bulk 1400 – 1850 ; Majority of material found within 1400 - 1850

Sarah Covington Oral History

 Collection
Identifier: QMP-0006
Scope and Contents

In this interview, Dr. Sarah Covington discusses her journey from being a media studies major in college to becoming a history professor at Queens College, the book about Cromwell that she was writing at the time of the interview, the benefits of a sabbatical she recently took, and the various history classes she enjoys teaching. This interview was conducted as part of English 395W, "Theory and Practice of Oral History," taught by professors Bette Weidman and Ben Alexander.

Dates: 2012-02-12