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Resolution for the Founding of Queens College

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Resolution for the Founding of Queens College

Description

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 Committee for the Establishment of Queens College was led by Judge Charles S. Colden, who is considered to have been primarily responsible for the school's creation.

Subject

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Creator

Committee for the Establishment of Queens College

Source

CharlesColdenCollection.Box10.Folder14

Publisher

Queens College Department of Special Collections and Archives (New York, N.Y.)

Date

c. 1935

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Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

Queens College (New York, N.Y.)

Text

His Honor Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia
The Board of Estimate and Apportionment of [...]
The Board of Higher Education of City of New York
The Board of Education of City of New York
The Board of Regents of State of New York

Whereas the City of New York at the present [...] not sufficient facilities for higher education [...]

Whereas the high school population of Queens is great enough to warrant the providing of college facilities in that county, and,

Whereas the cost of establishing a college in Queens would be very small through the utilization and adaptation of the property of the City of New York, namely the Parental School site in Flushing,

Therefore be it resolved:
That we, the representatives of 400 organizations in Queens County representing a membership of a majority of the citizens of the County, in meeting assembled at the Central Y.M.C.A., Jamaica, N.Y., held on September 12, 1935, go on record as respectfully requesting the Mayor, the Board of Estimate, the Board of Aldermen, the Municipal Assembly, the Board of Higher Education, the Board of Education of the City of New York, to take all steps necessary for the establishment of a free city college for the Borough of Queens at the site of the Parental School in Flushing, and,

Be it further resolved that copies of this resolution be sent to the honorable persons and bodies herein above named.

Charles S. Colden
Presiding Officer

Ralph Temple
Secretary

Original Format

Paper
Petition
7 x 11 inches (178 x 279 mm)

Citation

Committee for the Establishment of Queens College, “Resolution for the Founding of Queens College,” Queens College Archives and Special Collections, accessed November 21, 2017, http://archives.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/items/show/472.