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Saul Cohen Oral History

Identifier: QMP-0053

Scope and Contents

This interview, which took place on 04-17-2013 in one session as a part of Queens College's 75th anniversary celebration, and covered Dr. Saul B. Cohen's time as president of Queens College, during which the college delt with several challanges,particularly the fallout from the New York City fiscal crisis of the mid-1970s. Dr. Cohen's contributions to the revitilization of Queens College included: the creation of the Schools of Music and Education, and the construction of Rosenthal Library, the Science Building, and the Copland School of Music building. Dr. Cohen also talked about his time after stepping down as prersident, as well as the lasting impact of the decisions he made during his time there.


  • 2013-04-17


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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


1 Digital Files ; Duration: 01:44:52

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to Queens College by Saul Cohen and Christopher Oliva in April 2013.

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.

Collected as part of the Queens College Spring 2013 History 392W Oral History Seminar taught by Prof. Bobby Wintermute, for the college’s 75th Anniversary Oral History Project.


Saul Cohen Oral History
Reign McConnell
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Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Library, CUNY
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