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Queens Memory...Everyone's Story is Important

Queens Memory collects personal histories, photographs and other records of contemporary life in Queens, New York.  Created in collaboration with Queens College, to collect stories and images of life in the borough, the program provides training and necessary materials for anyone to contribute interviews, photographs, and other records that we then preserve and make available to researchers.

Help us make a lasting record of the people, places, and events of Queens. We invite you to conduct an interview, take a photo, and make a sound or video recording of an area of interest. What kind of record would you like to share with us for the archives?

  • Oral history interview recordings
  • Digital photographs
  • Scanned materials
  • Wild sound recordings

Want to Learn More...Attend a Queens Memory Info Session

There are many ways you can help us preserve Queens’ cultural heritage. As a community volunteer, you can help at our community history events, go on assignment to photograph a neighborhood, process oral history recordings, and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering and want to hear more about Queens Memory...attend an upcoming information session  (Under "Upcoming Events"..look for Queens Memory Volunteer Orientation)

Apply Today to Volunteer

If you would like to join us...apply here