These are resources used by the Queens Memory Project team to create and maintain our community archives.

Terms and Conditions for Participants Contributing to Queens Memory Collections

When participants donate their photos, audio, video, written or other kinds of materials to the Queens Memory Collections, we ask they agree to the following terms: I hereby certify that I am at least eighteen years of age (if under the age of eighteen, consent must be signed by parent) and I voluntarily agree to share my interviews, images, and personal documents with the Queens Borough Public Library (the “Library”) and Queens College of the City University of New York (the "College'') as part of the Queens Memory program to document life in the Borough of Queens, City of New York. I agree to freely share my interview (and other items listed above) under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (“Creative Commons License”), available at the following site:, the terms of which I have read, reviewed, understood, and accept. I understand that pursuant to the Creative Commons License, my interview and other items listed above (the “Licensed Material”) may be distributed to the public and/or shared with other entities for noncommercial purposes, including formats such as print, public programming, and the Internet, and that every recipient of the Licensed Material will be subject to terms and conditions of the Creative Commons License. I also waive any right to inspect or claim any form of remuneration for the use of the transferred file(s) in any Library or College publication, any other form of media published by the Library or College, or any newspaper or other commercial media outlet. Further, I agree to hold the Library and College, their affiliates, and their respective trustees, directors, employees, agents or assigns harmless from any claim, action, loss, damage or alleged infringement of any copyright, trademark, or other third-party property rights, caused by or arising from the publication, exhibition or telecast of my interview, audio and/or video recordings, photograph or copy of my personal documents submitted to the Library and College under these terms and conditions. I understand that I shall receive no compensation for the material I share.

Instructions for Processing Oral Histories

Instructions for volunteers and staff who process completed oral history interviews and get them online

Resources for Public Programs and Digitization

Guidelines and resources for planning and facilitating community archiving events like scanning days and story sharing circles.

Queens Memory Project Brochures

General information about the Queens Memory Project