Public History / Library and Information Science Degree Program

The St. John's University dual degree program in Public History and Library & Information Science, has students and faculty well aligned with the mission and methodologies of the Queens Memory program. Faculty have developed assignments and opportunities for exchange and collaboration with the Queens Memory team. One very successful example of student work is a series of projects conducted around the time of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs held in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The Queens Museum hosted students conducting a series of interviews to document the experiences of staff and visitors to the fairs. Selected graduate students participate in the competitive two-semester Citi Center for Culture + Queens Library Fellowship program where they contribute to processing oral histories, photographs and other materials contributed by Queens Memory participants. Fellows have also conducted special year-long projects such as creating public exhibits, online walking tours, and materials for oral history workshops.