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Alan Townsend Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0013
Scope and Contents Alan Townsend recalls his early time in New York as a counselor for girls’ school Callagy Hall, where he was part of union activism on staff; becoming accustomed to and understanding New York City youth as part of his job at Callagy Hall; starting as a SEEK counselor at Queens College in 1969; living on Christopher Street and the West Village in NYC pre-Stonewall, and later living in Springfield Gardens and Flushing in Queens and the Black communities there; growing up in North Carolina...

Alexander Kouguell Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0004
Scope and Contents In the interview, Kouguell talks about joining the music department at Queens College in 1949 as an instructor and as the first cellist at the department. He notes his appreciation for the musical talents and achievements of his parents and reminisces about how different and suburban Flushing was at the time when he was starting at Queens College.

Bette Weidman Oral History

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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.”

Bette Weidman Oral History Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0018
Abstract This collection contains physical and digital items related to several oral history projects conducted by Dr. Bette Weidman, professor of English at Queens College, between 1987 and 2012.

Dean Savage Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0001
Scope and Contents In the interview, Dean discusses his childhood in rural western Washington state; his time at Stanford; his activism, including participation in the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, registering black citizens to vote in 1965; his dissertation research in France; and his career at Queens College, starting in 1971. He describes changes to faculty working conditions, student population, and the curriculum over the years, based on his experience as a Professor,...

Ellen Weingart, Linda Tucker, and Edith Balan Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0003
Scope and Contents In the group interview, the three Queens College alumnae, Ellen Weingart, Edith Balan, and Linda Tucker, reminisce about what an achievement it was to get admitted to Queens College in the early 1960s when they were college students, about joining house plans and enjoying a vibrant social life in the campus, and about choosing and enjoying the required physical education classes like lacrosse, swimming, and folk dancing.

Frank Warren Oral History

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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.

Frank Wu Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0009
Overview This oral history was conducted by Obden Modesir (interviewer) and Frank Wu, incoming Queens College president (interviewee) in April 2020, conducted as a joint project between Queens College Special Collections and Archives and the Queens Memory Project. Among other subjects, in the oral history Frank Wu discusses the COVID-19 crisis, being a Chinese American citizen, and how those two facts will inform his role as the first Asian American to hold the position of QC President.

James Muyskens Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0018
Scope and Contents In this interview, James Muyskens, former president of Queens College, talks about the value of his background in philosophy in his work as college administrator. He also talks about his work to instill pride in the Queens College community, to inspire in the students and the faculty the idea that Queens College is one of the best institutions for higher learning in the country.

Leonard S. Rodberg Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0007
Scope and Contents In these two interviews, Dr. Leonard Rodberg discusses his journey as a scientist and as a member of the faculty at Queens College. He reminisces about getting interested in science as a boy growing up at the beginning of what he calls the Atomic Age, about working in Washington, D.C. on nuclear arms control and energy policy, and about the highlights of his career at Queens College, including being chair at the Department of Urban Studies.