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Queens College Horizons, January, 1939



Queens College Horizons, January, 1939


Non-literary magazine with articles, pictures, and essays. Heavy emphasis on WorldWar II and experience of Queens College students during wartime.


Queens College (New York, N.Y.)
College student newspapers and periodicials


Queens College (New York, NY.)




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




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Queens College (New York, NY.)


We Wish to thank Mr. Hand and Dr. Baroway for their faith in the scribes and their assistance in the publication of this magazine.

Our Thanks

To Dean Kiely and Miss Slocumfor their general helpful suggestions;

To the teachers in the English Department for their aid in giving us material;

To Estelle Diamond for her invaluable assistance in preparing the stencils;

To all the students who responded to our request for contributions.

Presented by the Scribes

The Editors
Wingate Forscher
Earl De Harak
Emily Kaplan
Libby Orleans
Miriam Wolf

In accordance with the policy recently expressed by Dean Kiely that college organizations must produce to justify their existence, the Scribes presents this mimeographed magazine. This is the first attempt at the publication of a magazine at Queens college.

We have had no comfortable precedents to fall back on. Until this semester there was so little interest shown by the student body that it was impossible even to produce such a mimeographed issue. This term there was a little more cooperation shown. The Scribes, now a larger and more active group, was interested enough in writing to want a magazine and so, elected an editorial board to concentrate its efforts.

We were highly desirous of forming the nucleus of a college literary magazine. Therefore, we approached students through their English teachers and asked them to support us by their contributions of material. We did not receive the great response that could and should be expected from a student body of this size. Most important of all, there was no money to produce a really attractive printed magazine.

In spite of the many obstacles, we wish to present this mimeographed publication as the first real effort put forth by Queens College to present a literary magazine. We realize that with lower sophomores as the highest class, we can not expect to compare too favorably with long-established magazines of other colleges in which there is an older, more experienced and more mature student body. However provided there is sufficient support from the students signifying their desire for a printed and illustrated magazine, there is no reason why Queens College can not have a permanent publication truly worthy of the principles set forth by President Klapper. With the Crown so firmly established and so much a part of our college life. It seems certain that there is also room fora magazine of higher literary merit, which will be able to take its place among similar publication of colleges throughout the country.

Meanwhile, we are proceeding on a modest plane, dictated by necessity. We have no apologies to offer, but we give you this effort on our part to be judged on its own merits. The suggestions we receive we shall take to heart, and the impression this magazine creates, we shall take to be the measure of whether or not we have fulfilled our initial purposes.

The editors


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