The SEEK History Project documents the rich history of the Queens College Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK Program. The project was initiated in 2019 by Special Collections and Archives of the Queens College Library in partnership with the SEEK Program. The initiative is supported by Queens Memory, a local history project jointly sponsored by the Queens Public Library and Queens College.
The project consists of oral history interviews, records processing, and public programming, with a focus on the SEEK rebellion of 1968/1969 as well as subsequent joys and challenges experienced by faculty, staff, and students of the program over its 55 year plus existence.
So far, 19 oral histories have been conducted; 18 boxes of archival materials have been collated; and a full-year paid internship over the 2019-2020 academic year was jointly funded by the library and SEEK. Several public events have explored and celebrated the history and current contributions of the SEEK program.
Obden Mondesir served as the Oral Historian from 2019-2021. Annie Tummino, Head of Special Collections and Archives, serves as the Project Director.
This guide will be updated as more resources become accessible and as the project progresses.
Queens College SEEK Program: https://qcseek.info/
Queens College Library: https://library.qc.cuny.edu/
Special Collections and Archives: https://library.qc.cuny.edu/archives/
Queens Memory Project: https://queensmemory.org