Share your Queens Memory. Everyone's Story is Important.
We work to document, record and preserve diverse life stories in our borough. There are many ways you can help: assist with a public program, photograph spots around your neighborhood, process oral history transcripts, or record an interview of your own with someone in Queens. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us or attend an upcoming training event to learn more.
Photo courtesy Natalie Milbrodt, October 2014
Help us make a lasting record of the people, places, and events of Queens by contributing to the Queens Memory Collection at Queens Public Library’s Archives. Use the links below to upload and share your materials with us and ensure they will be accessible to future researchers.
- Oral history interview recordings
- Digital photographs
- Scanned photographs & print materials
- Ambient Sound Recordings
Photo courtesy Mal Walker, circa 1960
We collaborate with local organizations around Queens to bring local history, personal archiving, and story sharing events to community spaces around the borough. You can view examples of past programs on our Projects page. To partner with Queens Memory, or get advice on how to lead similar projects or programs of your own, please contact us.
Photo courtesy Melody Cao, June 2022
We love to work with educators and students of all ages. If you would like to teach Queens Memory in your classroom, we have resources to share, like our oral history interviews and our digital collections. We are also available to help plan single assignments, semester-long courses, or extracurricular projects. For examples of our academic collaborations, visit our Projects page.
Photo courtesy Natalie Milbrodt, February 2020
We need your help to fill in the gaps on the Queens Name Explorer, our interactive map covering named places across the borough of Queens. Take a look at the map for the places near you. If you would like to add photos or additional biographical information to an entry, or know of other named places that we might have missed, please use the submission form to add to the map.
Photo courtesy Aimai Reporter, October 2022
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