Digital Collections

Gerald J. Meyer Collection

Identifier: Meyer
Alternate Identifier: AMS ID Number: 206
Repository: Hostos Community College Archives
Description: This collection contains the papers amassed by Gerald Meyer, a history professor at Hostos Community College for over 30 years. The collection traces Meyer’s involvement in political and social activities as well as his leadership roles at Hostos. The most significant part of the collection is Series IV, which is dedicated to movements to save Hostos from closure during the mid 1970s. Because of Hostos’ unique position as a bilingual college serving a population that is over 65% Latino, this struggle became emblematic of a more generalized fight for Latino rights and bilingual education in The Bronx and beyond.

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