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Photograph of Judge Charles Colden, right, with New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. Judge Colden worked closely with the Mayor to make a City college for the borough of Queens a reality.

Portrait of a luncheon with members of the Queens College Association in 1939, two years after the college was founded. Judge Charles Colden is seated at center. This luncheon was held at the Pomonok Country Club across Kissena Boulevard on the site…

A communication from New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia to Judge Charles Colden informing him of a decision regarding the grounds for Queens College. This is presumably in reference to the New York Parental School, whose Spanish Revival-style…

A report prepared by the Committee for the Establishment of Queens College which presents arguments and data for the establishment of the College. The proposal to create a free public college in Queens, which was spearheaded by Charles S. Colden, was…

A report submitted by architect J. Fredrick Larson to Judge Charles Colden that outlines concerns and suggests strategies for college planning. Mr. Larson had the unique former occupation of a World War I flying ace with Britain's Royal Flying Corps.

Surviving portion of a resolution addressed to New York City Mayor Fiorello La Guardia and various City and State agencies, in which the creation of Queens College on the site of the former New York Parental School is officially requested. The…

Clippings from a Long Island newspaper describe the mobilization of support to create Queens College.

The inaugural issue of The Crown, the original newspaper of Queens College. The issue's articles give insight into the activities of students and staff in the college's very first semester.
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