The Queens College Civil Rights Archives collects personal papers, community materials, organizational records, non-print materials, and artifacts of civil rights activists. The collections are particularly strong in documenting the civil rights work by Queens College students during the early 1960s. The Civil Rights Archive is an active participant in its communities, working with students and alumni of Queens College, local schools, and the city at large.
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Phyllis Padow-Sederbaum (then Phyllis Padow) grew up in Merrick, Long Island and attended Queens College, graduating in 1965 with honors in sociology. While at Queens College, she worked with the Student Help Project to provide free tutoring services to under-served schoolchildren in South Jamaica, Queens and Prince Edward County, Virginia. In…
Open letter from Queens College Students for a Democratic Society Officers to membership
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An open letter to Queens College students and faculty from the Ah Hoc Committee
A handout from the Student Coalition demanding that they be allowed to peacefully walk through the SS Building
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