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This is a website of oral histories by CUNY students and teachers telling stories about the founding and early years of SEEK at City College. It also contains stories about teaching writing in the first decade of Open Admissions across CUNY.
This proposal for the founding of Community College Number Seven (later named Medgar Evers College) was put forward by the Board of Higher Education in November 1967. In this excerpt (pages 11-15), the Board establishes their desire to place a new [...]
In these minutes of proceedings from a January 22, 1968 meeting of the Board of Higher Education, the Board resolves to create the "Committee to Seek Presidents for Community Colleges Seven and Eight." The committee is first tasked with filling the [...]
Framing this 2002 case study of LaGuardia Community College around the larger conversation of community colleges nationwide, in this article, LaGuardia Professor Joanne Reitano explores the influence of Fiorello LaGuardia, former mayor of New York, [...]
Written at the close of LaGuardia Community College's first academic year, this assessment of the college provides a sobering account of the difficulties present at the school in its infancy. The report, written by Dr. Carole Leland, examines [...]
The minutes of this meeting of the Women's Studies Program reflect the pedagogical considerations and the feminist methodologies used to build course curriculum within the program. Proposals for new courses from new faculty across disciplines are [...]
This catalog outlines the feminist perspectives and pedagogies used to establish the Women's Studies Program at Brooklyn College. The program was governed by a steering committee of faculty, students, and staff, and included co-coordinators who [...]
The first poster for the co-major in Women's Studies at Brooklyn College was created in 1974 by art department faculty member Fredrica Wachsberger, co-coordinator of the program from 1975-1979. Marketing efforts for the new program paid off, and the [...]
This proposal for a Women's Studies Program at Brooklyn College describes a nationwide demand for courses on the subject. The document illuminates the co-founders' preliminary arguments for such a program, as well as their first ideas about how to [...]
Women's Studies Program co-founder historian Renate Bridenthal gave this talk for the Brooklyn College Institute in Women's Studies for Secondary School Faculty conference in 1980. Bridenthal recounts the formation of the Brooklyn College Women's [...]
More than four years after the first meeting of the Brooklyn College Women's Organization, the Women's Studies Program co-founders received this letter from Brooklyn College President John Kneller. A major victory in securing legitimacy for both the [...]