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Members of the German Club sitting on the steps of one of the Spanish Revival building on the quad.

A view of students in caps and gowns milling around Jefferson Hall on the day of Queens College's first commencement ceremonies in 1941. To the left of the photograph is a lawn which later became Kiely Hall, and in the background, trees and hills…

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…

Standing and newly inducted fraternity members participate in a "tapping" ceremony on the college quad. "Tapping" is a practice begun at Yale University in which collegiate societies hold a public selection of prospective members.

A photograph of students on the Quad, with a corner of Frese Hall at right. Caption on back of photograph reads "the Brentwood clique of Phi Omega Alpha".

POA fraternity members at the start of a possible wheelbarrow race in the main quad. Background shows Air Force ROTC (?) members sitting on the grass.

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…

This photograph, reproduced for the 1941 Silhouette yearbook, depicts members of the Rho Tau sorority on the Queens College campus. The relative lack of development on the campus and in surrounding neighborhoods at the time is evident.
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