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About the Archives

The Queens Memory Project combines historical and contemporary photography, maps, news clippings, and other documents with oral history interviews of current residents. If you wish to contribute materials to the archives, or nominate someone to be interviewed by the Queens Memory Project team, click here.
If you are interested in participating in our efforts to document Queens or would like to know more about how the project operates, including technical standards and educational resources, please visit our blog.
The Queens Memory Project is a collaboration of the Archives at Queens Library and Queens College Libraries’ Department of Special Collections and Archives. Among its goals are to record borough history as it happens and empower residents from all ethnicities and walks of life to document their lives in the borough.
The Queens College and the Queens Library collaborative was one of four partnerships in the New York/Westchester region to receive a Collaborative Digitization grant from the Metropolitan New York Library Council for the 2010/2011 grant cycle. These grants are designed to expand access to important collections of historical and rare materials.
The project uses CollectiveAccess, an open source digital asset management system developed by software firm Whirl-i-Gig, who also created the front-end user interface design you see here.
For more information, please click here to send us an inquiry.
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