The Asian/American Center (A/AC) at Queens College is dedicated to the development of community-oriented research to analyze the multicultural diaspora experience of Asians in North, Central, and South America and the Caribbean.
The A/AC Library is a non-circulating collection focusing on Asia and the Asian diaspora. This collection is cataloged in the CUNY Catalog as part of the Queens College collection. All items whose location is listed as Asian/American Center (315 Kissena) are located there. The Asian/American Center is in Kissena Hall, which can be found on our campus map, and it is open Monday - Thursday, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM, or by appointment. They can be reached at 718-997-3050.
Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies
The Center for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies was established at Queens College in 1974. The impetus for its creation was provided by the growing interest of students in the language, history, institutions, and culture of the Greek people from the late Byzantine times to the present, and by the needs of the Greek American community.
The Center holds a 6,000 volume specialized library collection that covers a variety of fields on Hellenism that include: the Byzantine period; the arts, language, literature, culture, history, society, economy and politics of Greece and Cyprus; and Greek American themes such as literature, culture and politics. The Center's library complements the Queen's College Library’s collection covering similar areas, including the Greek classics.
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is devoted to documenting and preserving the Italian American experience. To this end, it sponsors research, lectures and conferences, administers an exchange program between CUNY and Italian public universities, and maintains a resource library of material relevant to the Italian-American experience. The Calandra Institute has been affiliated with Queens College since 1995, but is located in Manhattan.
The Calandra Institute maintains a non-circulating library collection focusing on materials relevant to Italian American history and culture. Their collection can be searched in their online catalog and is available by appointment only. Please contact the Calandra Institute at 212-642-2094 for more information. The Calandra Institute is located in Manhattan at 25 West 43rd Street.
Louis Armstrong Collection
The Louis Armstrong Collection is owned and managed by the Louis Armstrong House Museum, but is housed in the Rosenthal Library. It consists of several collections including photographs, instruments, correspondence, and more. Their brand-new online catalog allows access to the unique Louis Armstrong Collection.
To use the Louis Armstrong Collection, you will need to make an appointment. Please see the Armstrong House's website for more information.
Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies
The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies was established over twenty years ago at Queens College and is now a department of the CUNY School of Professional Studies. It offers educational opportunities to union members to meet their career advancement and personal growth needs. It also serves as an academic resource on issues of concern to the labor movement. The Institute constitutes two centers: The Center for Worker Education and the Center for Community, Labor and Policy Studies.
Materials at the Murphy Institute that are still listed in the CUNY Catalog as part of Queens College are now part of the CUNY School of Professional Studies. All items whose location is listed as Labor Resource Center are at the Murphy Institute, located in Manhattan at 25 West 43rd Street.
For more information contact:
Prof. Simone Yearwood
Access Services Librarian