Fellows and Interns

Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library | Archives Fellowships Program

The Department of Special Collections and Archives is pleased to announce our 2022-2023 Fellows Cohort. Fellows are selected from the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies and/or dual degree program with the History Department. Fellows gain hands-on experience in the archives, $2500 stipends (per semester), and funding for professional development.

Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn | Coach Lucille Kyvallos Athletics Records Fellowship 
Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn

Sarah Barlow-Ochshorn (she/her) is an MLS student at Queens College GSLIS and is pursuing a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Heritage Materials. She is the current president of Queens College’s Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists. She has gained previous archival experience at Barnard College, the American Museum of Natural History’s Vertebrate Paleontology Archive, the American Folk Art Museum Archive, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, and Poets House library. She is excited to bring an educational background in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies to the Fellowship. 

As a Fellow, Sarah will process and publish a finding aid for the Coach Lucille Kyvallos Athletics Records and curate a selection of the materials for display in the Pine Tree Foundation Special Collections exhibit area during Women’s History Month. Lucille Kyvallos is a trailblazer of women’s basketball in collegiate sports. She was the head coach of the Women’s Basketball team at Queens College from 1968 through 1981, holding an overall record of 239-77. This Fellowship is generously funded by Lucille Kyvallos and the Department of Recreation and Athletics. 

Pamela Padilla | Shirley Klein Rare Book and Manuscript Fellowship
Pamela Padilla

Pamela Padilla (she/her) is a second-year candidate in the Dual Degree program in Library Science and History (MLS/MA) at CUNY Queens College, pursuing a Certificate in Archives and Preservation of Cultural Materials. She is a former CUNY graduate, having obtained BAs in English and Art History from The City College of New York, and has an academic focus on medieval/early modern Iberian history. She has interned at the Hispanic Society and the Library of Congress in addition to her work as a grant writer.  

As a Fellow, Pamela will process music manuscript collections transferred to the archives from the Aaron Copland School of Music and Music Library, implementing the “Guidelines for Archival Description of Notated Music.” She will also solicit quotes from conservators for potential repair of select items from the rare book collection. This Fellowship is generously funded by Shirley Klein. 

Danica Stompór | Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellowship
Danica Stompór

Dani Stompor (they/them) is thrilled to join SCA as the Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Civil Rights & Social Justice Archives Fellow for their third year in the Library Science and History dual degree program. Their area of expertise is in materials related to social organizing in the borough of Queens, the history of HIV/AIDS, and stories of migration and transit. Previous experience includes the Spring 2022 Laguardia and Wagner Archives Archival Fellowship (LGBTQ Collection) and serving as an Americorps Civic Corps member working in early literacy. Dani has spoken on the critical need to preserve queer histories of Jackson Heights at the International Federation for Theatre Research and the Syracuse University Conference in History.  

As a Fellow, Dani will work with the Queens College GLASA (Gender, Love, and Sexuality Alliance) Journals, which span from the late 1980s to the 2000s and preserve an extraordinary record of LGBTQ student life over several decades. Additionally, they will process transcripts for oral histories related to social justice, including interviews with Joan Nestle (founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archive) and other faculty/staff associated with the Queens College SEEK program. This Fellowship is generously funded by the Freda S. and J. Chester Johnson Endowment.  

For a list of prior Fellows and Interns and the project they worked on, click here.