Research Guides

CUNY History Research Guide

Graduate Center Archives

The Archives of the City University of New York Graduate School and University Center consist of reports, correspondence, pamphlets, books, periodicals, other publications, photographs, video and audio tapes or discs, and other materials, all documenting or otherwise related to its history and operations.

They were gathered over the past 15 years or so, mainly from sources within the Graduate Center, but some documents came from the CUNY Administration and, via correspondence and copying, from some of CUNY’s component colleges. They are housed on the 2nd floor of the library and open (by appointment) to CUNY administrators, faculty and other staff members, students, and others authorized by the Chief Librarian.

This collection was arranged and maintained by a volunteer (now retired) archivist. No additions are currently being made.

Graduate Center Statistics

The Graduate Center's Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness provides interesting historical data as visualizations on Tableau, including:

Publications

Contents:

1. INTRODUCTION

2. ORIGINS
Mina Rees -- Consortium -- The First Four -- Albert Bowker -- Remembering Kenneth Clark, and Henri Peyre

3. SURVIVAL
Harold Proshansky -- "A Lifeboat Environment" -- Crossing Departmental Boundaries -- Remembering: Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr, Irving Howe, and Alfred Kazin

4. HOMES OF OUR OWN
"Miracle on 42nd Street" -- Rhapsody in Blue -- "A Small Environmental Miracle" -- Saving Bryant Park -- Frances Degen Horowitz -- B. Altman & Company -- The Graduate Center Foundation

5. A NEW CENTURY
William P. Kelly -- An Era of Interdisciplinary Innovation