Queens Memory Program

Queens Memory is a program created in collaboration with Queens College, to collect stories and images of life in the borough. The program provides training and the necessary materials for anyone to contribute interviews, photographs, and other records that we then preserve and make available to researchers. Our website, QueensMemory.org, features selections from this growing collection of digitized materials from Queens residents and from our archival collections. Explore Queens Memory now and learn how you can participate.

Aaron Gorman in his Fresh Meadows home, relates stories from his days playing on a sandlot team with a young Phil Rizzuto in Richmond Hill, Queens. Photo courtesy Thomas Petersen, 2010. Gorman, circa 1935, poses in his uniform on a Richmond Hill rooftop.
Participants in a Ratha Yatra procession, Flushing, Queens. Photo courtesy James Wrona, 2010.