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Rosalind Andrews Collection

Items in the Rosalind Andrews Collection


This publicity photograph shows (clockwise from steering wheel) Leonard Hausman, Stan Shaw, Rosalind Andrews, and Carolyn Hubbard. The group was departing for Prince Edward County, VA, to tutor African American children who were shut out of the…

Don't let no one
see this

Brenda L. Scott Aug. 5, 1963
Group D

Our Daily Log

It is hot.
It is 86°.
Today is a sunny day.
We look at our plants.
I saw two cats and three
dogs on the way to school
The Dog…

Rosalind Andrews (then Rosalind Silverman) was a Queens College student who volunteered with the Student Help Project, tutoring under-served children in both Queens and Virginia. In the summer of 1963, she and the other members of the project…

July 21, 1963
Dear Rosalind Silverman and Sheila Harman
Thank you for donating part of your summer to a bunch of Negro kids who haven’t been allowed to attend school for 4 years. Isn’t it awful what people will do when they are afraid?

The Baptist Youth Fellowship of Calvary Baptist Church invites you to hear Miss Rosalind Silverman
A Queens College student teacher who has recently returned from Farmville, Va, wher eshe taught and lived with our people in a typically depressed…


Rosalind Andrews Collection


Rosalind Andrews (then Rosalind Silverman) was a Queens College student who volunteered with the Student Help Project. In the summer of 1963, she and 15 other students traveled to Farmville, Virginia, to spend seven weeks teaching the African American children of Prince Edward County. These children had been denied formal education since 1959, when the county defunded and closed its public schools rather than comply with court-mandated racial integration. The collection includes newspaper articles, class work by students, correspondence, printed materials, and a photograph.

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