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American Archives Month Program

by Mark Aaron Polger on 2023-09-19T09:14:00-04:00 in Education, History, News & Current Events | 0 Comments

American Archives Month Program Book jacket for The Forgotten Borough: Staten Island and the Subway

The Forgotten Borough: Staten Island and the Subway

Kenneth M. Gold

Tuesday, October 17 at 2:30pm    Library Archives, 1L-216

Co-Sponsored by the CSI Faculty Center for Professional Development and the History Department


Faculty member Kenneth M. Gold, Professor of Educational Studies and founding dean of CSI’s School of Education, will discuss the primary source research behind his most recent book, The Forgotten Borough (Columbia University Press, 2023). Gold argues that the lack of a subway connection has deeply shaped Staten Island’s history and identity. He chronicles decades of recurrent efforts to build a rail link, using this history to explore the borough’s fraught relationship with New York City as a whole.

This event is held in observance of American Archives Month, which is observed nationally during October to celebrate and promote the rich documentary heritage of our nation and the importance of archival and historical records to our lives. This event is co-sponsored by the CSI Faculty Center for Professional Development and the History Department.

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