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Stan Shaw Collection

Items in the Stan Shaw Collection

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This photograph shows Stan Shaw and Mike Wenger receiving the B'Nai Brith Human Relation Award from Belema Reiner.

Stan Shaw was Chairman of the Student Help Project at Queens College from January 1963 through January 1964. The Student Help Project organized Queens College students to provide free tutoring services to schoolchildren in South Jamaica, Queens…

Stan Shaw in Prince Edward County, Virgina, with three students

Cover from the Student Help Project information booklet. Contains a table of contents and an overview of the project, its goals and how it is set up.

Queens College
of The City University of New York
Flushing, New York 11367
Gladys Wurtenburg
Public Relations
Hickory S-7500, ext. 286
#1782
ll/12/63

FOR USE ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1963
The momentum of a student idea that started a small…

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Stan Shaw Collection

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Stan Shaw was Chairman of the Student Help Project at Queens College from January 1963 through January 1964. The Student Help Project organized Queens College students to provide free tutoring services to schoolchildren in South Jamaica, Queens (circa 1962-1968) and in Prince Edward County, Virginia (summer of 1963). In South Jamaica, the volunteers assisted children who were below grade level. In Prince Edward County they tutored African American children who had been denied formal schooling since 1959, when the County shut down their public schools rather than enforce court ordered desegregation. Queens College Education professors Dr. Rachel Weddington and Dr. Sidney Simon coordinated these initiatives with Shaw and other students. The Student Help Project was a collaborative effort, and initiative and authority were exercised all its members. As a result of this collaboration, by the fall of 1963 over 220 QC students had participated in the South Jamaica project and 16 students had spent 6 weeks tutoring in Prince Edward County. The collection contains newspaper and magazine articles, reports, photographs, press releases, and a diary documenting the Student Help Project in New York and Virginia.

Most of the items in this collection have not been digitized. Click here to view the finding aid for this collection.