Tour: LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, LaGuardia Community College
Wednesday, October 24
3:30pm to 5:00pm
LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
ARLIS/NY would like to invite you to a tour of the incredible LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, housed at LaGuardia Community College in Long Island City. The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City. The Archives holds the personal papers and official documents of Mayors Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Robert F. Wagner, Abraham D. Beame and Edward I. Koch, the records of the New York City Housing Authority, a Queens LGBTQ collection, the piano maker Steinway & Sons, The Council of the City of New York and a Queens Local History Collection.
Recent projects include major contributions to the exhibition The Lavender Line: Coming Out in Queens at the Queens Museum and an ongoing oral history project, "Voices of Queensbridge," which interviews residents of Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City.
Please join us for an overview of collections and insights into how LaGuardia faculty, researchers, journalists, and other utilize this amazing resource.
Who knows, there may be a happy hour at Dutch Kills afterward.
The Archives are located at:
Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College/CUNY
31-10 Thomson Ave., Room E-238
Long Island City, NY 11101
The E building is 2 blocks from the 33rd St.-Rawson St. stop on the 7, and within walking distance of Court Square , Queens Plaza, and Queensboro Plaza
If you have any questions please contact me, Ian McDermott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.