"Progress Report on York College"
This article from the Queens Voice reports on a September 1969 gathering of "45 representatives from local civic, church, and other groups" concerned with the progress of the $100 million campus plans for York College in South Jamaica, Queens. Detailing the college's plans for the campus and the construction timeline (3-4 years), the article goes on to reference the frustrations of various local groups who desired greater involvement with the college planners.
Their frustrations would only grow, however, as the fiscal crisis of the 1970s and battles with Governor Nelson Rockefeller threatened York's existence as a four-year school and stalled construction efforts throughout the decade. It was not until 1986, twenty years after the college's founding, that York would begin the move to its permanent campus.
Creator | Dubro, Claire
Date Created | September 26, 1969
Rights | Obtain From Queens Voice
Item Type | Text (Article / Essay)
Cite This document | Dubro, Claire, “"Progress Report on York College",” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed September 25, 2017, http://cdha.cuny.edu/items/show/5222.