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Michael Kail Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0032
Scope and Contents In this interview, Michael Kail talks about spending the first twenty-five years of his life in a square mile in the vicinity of Queens College. He narrates that he was born in the Bronx but his family moved to Queens at an early age, first to Jackson Heights, then shortly after to the newly-opened Pomonok Housing Project, and then to Aguilar Gardens on Parsons Boulevard. Queens College, along with City College and Brooklyn College, were the city colleges that had the most prestigious...
Dates: 2020-08-19

Michael Wenger Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0048
Abstract The Michael Wenger Collection documents the Student Help Project and other activism on the Queens College campus during the 1960s. The Student Help Project was initiated by Queens College students, including Michael Wenger, and Queens College Education Department professors Dr. Rachel Weddington and Dr. Sidney Simon. This project brought tutoring services to under-served children in South Jamaica, Queens and Prince Edward County, Virginia. Wenger chaired the organization in 1964, but the...
Dates: 1963-2009, bulk 1963-1965; Majority of material found within 1963 - 1965

Michael Wreszin Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0049
Abstract Professor, activist, radical, and biographer, the Michael Wreszin collection contains a large number of documents related to American radical culture of the 20th century. A large portion of the collection is devoted to the 20th century radical, Dwight Macdonald, of whom Wreszin wrote a biography, and other New York Intellectuals. The collection also holds documents related to the history of radical activities in New York from the 1960's to 1980's, including protests and activism on Queens...
Dates: 1912 - 2014

Mike Wenger, Stan Shaw, and Mark Levy Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0040
Scope and Contents In this interview, alumni Mike Wenger, Stan Shaw, and Mark Levy discuss their impressions of life at Queens College in the early 1960s. The three discuss the culture of campus, the impact of the Virginia Student Help Project in 1963, and subsequent student activist movements on campus and in society at large. Wenger, Shaw, and Levy recall student-driven civil rights activities such as the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer, Freedom Week, and Freedom Fast initiatives. Also in the conversation,...
Dates: 2020-10-15

Mohamed Amin Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0015
Scope and Contents In this interview, Mohamed Amin talks of the transformation of Richmond Hill from 2005, when he moved there, to 2017, when he was interviewed. He talks of how he felt reintegrated to Guyanese culture through the food, music, and nightlife in the area. Despite the strong presence of his Guyanese community, however, he still felt, as a gay Caribbean American man, some racism and homophobia. And one night, in a bar, he was pushed and called an anti-gay slur, and his brother was assaulted. He has...
Dates: 2017-05-27

Moshe Shur Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0050
Abstract Rabbi Moshe Shur is an adjunct Professor of Jewish History at Queens College of the City University of New York. During the summers of 1965 and 1966, as a student at Columbia University, Rabbi Shur traveled to Orangeburg, South Carolina to register black voters as a part of the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) program. The Moshe Shur Papers contain newspaper clippings from the events surrounding the two summers Shur spend in the South, newspapers from the days...
Dates: 1965-2008; Majority of material found in 1968 - 1968

Nicola Lucchi Oral History

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Identifier: QMP-0014
Scope and Contents In this interview, Lucchi discusses the pandemic as it happened in Italy, one of the epicenters of which occurred in a small town in southern Lombardy where he grew up and where his parents still live. He also talks of his experience as a professor at Queens College who had to quickly transition to remote teaching, and how he felt his undergraduate and graduate language classes fared in the online setting.
Dates: 2020-04-06

Oscar Shaftel Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0052
Abstract The Oscar Shaftel papers contains correspondence, flyers, press clippings, transcripts of testimony, printed materials and miscellanea documenting student activism at Queens College in the late 1940s and early 1950s and the effect of McCarthyism on academic freedom in New York State. Oscar Shaftel, one of the original faculty members at Queens College, was fired in 1953 under Section 903 of the New York City Charter for refusing to testify in front of the Senate Internal Security...
Dates: 1937-2000

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

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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

Paul Klapper Papers

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Identifier: SCA-0054
Abstract The Paul Klapper Collection contains the correspondence, administrative files, certificates and awards, photographs, public speeches, programs, newspaper clippings, a doctoral hood, and his personal book collection of the first President of Queens College. The bulk of the collection covers 1937-1948, from the founding of the school until Klapper's retirement.
Dates: 1895-1985; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1948

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