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 collection contains correspondence, flyers, press clippings, transcripts of testimony, printed materials and miscellanea documenting student activism at Queens College in the late 1940s and early 1950s and the effect of McCarthyism on academic freedom in New York State. Oscar Shaftel, one of the original faculty members at Queens College, was…
A two page list sent by COFO of suggested books for Mississippi Freedom Summer Project applicants to bring and use for teaching.
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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
A NY Times cartoon with a caption