News from Special Collections and Archives

This semester, Fellows and student interns in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives created a variety of new finding aids. These tools make it easier than ever to discover and interact with our unique historical materials.

Processed by Graduate Archives Fellow Jeanie Pai. This collection documents performing arts related events and programs associated with Queens College from 1938 to 2004. This includes activities from the early days of the college, such as the Orchestral Society and Choral Society; the Colden Center (founded in 1960); and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts. The collection contains photographs, invitations, memos, brochures, programs, and other printed ephemera.

Processed by Graduate Archives Intern Max Thorn. Alumnus Steven Errera (‘69, BA in Economics) was a notable figure in energy trading beginning in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Among the records are marketing materials created or collected by Errera for the New York Mercantile Exchange and the broader energy futures market; his business correspondence; materials from conferences and seminars at which he presented; and collected publications covering the energy futures market, many of which quote Errera.

Queens College Yearbooks and Bulletins

Undergraduate intern Reign McConnell made finding aids for our yearbooks and course bulletins, two of our most-used collections. 

Archives Fellow Jeanie Pai created an online finding aid for the Aaron Copland School of Music records. This collection had been processed in 2017 but was previously only available as a PDF.