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 is the front page of the first issue of The Free Press, a student newspaper published in defiance of Queens College regulations. The headline calls for a "Dress Protest" against the college's dress codes.
The Arthur Gatti Collection contains clippings, publications, documents, correspondence, fliers, posters, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia documenting Gatti’s involvement in political and social activism during his tenure as a Queens College student in the early-to-mid 1960s. Materials emanate from both Gatti’s direct experience and the…
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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.