A New Partner for the CUNY Digital History Archive

Home page of the CUNY Digital History ArchiveThe Mina Rees Library is pleased to announce ongoing support for the CUNY Digital History Archive, in partnership with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) at the Graduate Center.

The library will assume a lead role in developing and sustaining the CUNY Digital History Archive and its collections under the direction of Professor Roxanne Shirazi, with continued support from the ASHP/CML. Read more about the project in the full announcement on the Graduate Center website.

The CUNY Digital History Archive recently received an Equity in Action grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), which supported three Graduate Center Urban Education doctoral students to create digital collections related to:

  • The efforts in the late 1960s of African American residents in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood to push CUNY to found a new public college in their community (Juliet Young)
  • The movement to found a Puerto Rican Studies Program at Brooklyn College in the early 1970s (Gisely Cólon López)
  • The activities of SLAM! (Student Liberation Action Movement), a group of CUNY activists in the 1990s that fought for increased public funding for CUNY (Lucien Baskin)

There will be a presentation today at 2pm from these three students discussing their work on the CUNY Digital History Archive. The event is free and online, but registration is required.


About the Author

Roxanne Shirazi is Dissertation Research Librarian and Assistant Professor at the Graduate Center's Mina Rees Library, where she also serves as Project Director for the CUNY Digital History Archive.