A participatory project to collect and preserve the histories of the City University of New York

Our Team

Shirazi, Roxanne — Mina Rees Library, CUNY Graduate Center — Project Director

Brier, Stephen — Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center — Lead Historian and Founding Co-Director

Vásquez, Andrea Ades  — American Social History Project, CUNY Graduate Center —  Founding Co-Director (on leave)

Smolarksi, Chloe — Project Manager and Collections Coordinator (2014-2021)

Battistella, Marco — Technology & Web Development

Araujo, Geraldine — Research Assistant


Earlier and Current Researchers/Writers/Curators:

Bartley, Travis — Co-curator, CUNY Distance Learning Archive collections
Baskin, Lucien — Researcher / Curator, SLAM! Oral History Interviews collection
Battle, Andrew — Researcher / Writer, BMCC Collection
Butt, Tahir — Curator / Researcher, Origins of CUNY collection
Calou, Yana — Researcher / Writer / Curator, Brooklyn College Collection
Cleary, Thomas — Curator, Queens College Campus Unrest collection 
Cólon López, Gisely — Researcher / Curator, Puerto Rican Studies at Brooklyn College collection
Cote, Nicole — Co-curator, CUNY Distance Learning Archive collections
Eisenberg, Elizabeth — Researcher / Writer, Hostos College collection
Friedheim, Bill — Curator / Contributor, BMCC Collection 
Gonzalez, Clarissa — Co-curator, Center for Study of Women and Society collection
Guru, Unnati — Co-curator, Center for Study of Women and Society collection
Kahn, Fern — Curator, LaGuardia Community College collection
Markowitz, Jerry — Curator, John Jay Oral History collection
Medina, Douglas — Curator / Researcher / Writer, Open Admissions collection
McCaffrey, Kathleen — Curator / Contributor, Student Strikes of 1991: Graduate Center Takeover collection
Meyer, Gerald — Curator / Contributor, Save Hostos! collection
Molloy, Sean — Curator / Contributor, SEEK collection
Mondesir, Obden — Researcher / Curator, York College collection
Morello, Stefano — Co-curator, CUNY Distance Learning Archive collections
Muhlbauer, Zach — Co-curator, CUNY Distance Learning Archive collections
Reed, Conor Tomás — Curator / Contributor, Occupy CUNY collection
Rocco, Gregory — Researcher / Producer, CUNY map 
Smith, Carol — Curator / Researcher, CCNY Free Speech collection
Stein, Julia Lipkins — Researcher / Editor, Oral history interviews
Subways, Suzy — SLAM! and CUNY Coalition Against the Cuts collections
Tager, Florence — Curator, Medgar Evers College collection
Thayer, Johnathan – Queens College — Project Archivist
Watson, Sandy — Curator, LaGuardia Community College collection
Yellowitz, Irwin — Curator / Writer, PSC Founding collection
Young, Juliet — Researcher / Curator, Community College 7 collection


Librarian and Archivist Advisors/collaborators:

Belcher, Ellen — John Jay College
Bradley-Sanders, Colleen — Brooklyn College, CUNY 
Casari, William — Hostos Community College, CUNY
Sexton, Ellen — John Jay College, CUNY
Sheidlower, Scott — York College, CUNY
Tobar, Cynthia — Bronx Community College, CUNY
Thayer, Jonathan — Queens College, CUNY
Tummino, Annie — Queens College, CUNY
Van Nort, Sydney — City College of New York, CUNY