From the Free Academy to CUNY: Illustrating Public Higher Education in NYC, 1847-1997 by Sandra RoffFrom the Free Academy to CUNY: Illustrating Public Higher Education in NYC, 1847-1997 by Sandra Roff

From the Free Academy to CUNY: Illustrating Public Higher Education in NYC, 1847-1997

bySandra Roff, Anthony M. Cucchiara, Barbara J. Dunlap

Paperback | January 1, 1993

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From the Free Academy to CUNY provides the first generally accessible narrative of the development of the City University of New York from its inception in 1847 as the Free Academy to its present status as the largest urban university in the country. The book includes an extensive bibliography of books, articles, dissertations and major policy documents, as well as chapter notes and an index.

The Free Academy was born in controversy and today the City University of New York is again in the midst of controversial changes. This book provides the background necessary to understand how the municipal college system emerged, developed and became a university. Over 120 annotated illustrations dramatize the 150 years in which it has been facing the challenge of educating "the children of the whole people." This book tells the story of an institution that, directly and indirectly has influenced the lives of innumerable New Yorkers, their families and New York City.

Sandra Roff is Professor and College Archivist and Reference Librarian at Baruch College of the City University of New York. Anthony M. Cucchiara is Professor and Archivist and Associate Librarian for Information Services and Distinctive Collections at Brooklyn College Library. Barbara J. Dunlap is Professor Emeritus and Chief of the A...
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Title:From the Free Academy to CUNY: Illustrating Public Higher Education in NYC, 1847-1997Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9 × 8 × 0 inPublished:January 1, 1993Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823220206

ISBN - 13:9780823220205

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It was in 1847 that the New York State Legislature first chartered a public higher learning educational system for the benefit of all. Called the Free Academy, it provided thousands of people with the welcome benefits of free continuing studies, gradually growing into a system of numerous technical colleges and graduate schools and changing its name to the City University of New York. From the Free Academy to CUNY offers readers a history of the evolution of this proud institution, in all its controversy. The book also features more than 120 annotated illustrations.

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"Alumni and alumnae and New Yorkers in general will find it invaluable."