Queens College Civil Rights Archives


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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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  • The Last Straw

    A flier bring attention to budget cuts in the School of General Studies at Queens COllege and calls for more classes, racial equality, student control of academic employment and better working conditions.

  • Faculty Referendum Press Release

    A press release summarizing the referendum held by faculty on the possibility of granting amnesty to the 39 people arrested in their part of occupying the Academic II building

  • Faculty Committee Meeting Notes

    Notes taken during the Faculty Committee meeting held on May 3rd 1969