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.
This newsletter talks about the collaboration between the history department and the Columbia-Barnard Democratic Club to get students and faculty involved with the SCOPE project. SCOPE sought out volunteers to help with projects over the summer in…
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…
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This is the speech Jean Konzal, née Stein, gave when she returned from Prince Edward County, VA. A trip was organized to have a group of Queens College students set up a tutorial system for students who were denied an opportunity to go to school. …
Article published in the New York Times outlining budgetary issues in SEEK funding.
Article publicizing the selection of a Negro professor as head of the SEEK program at Queens College.
Constitution for S.E.E.K on the campus of Queens College.
Article published in CUNY Matters that discusses the success of the SEEK program and the dedication of Percy Sutton to its success.
Article published in the Amsterdam News addressing the role that students wanted to take in making policies for the SEEK program at Queens College.