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MPA Students Help Preserve A Part of History: A Black History Month Event

Master's in Public Administration

MPA Students Help Preserve A Part of History: A Black History Month Event

MPA Program at CCNY

The Charles B. Rangel Center along with the Cohen Library's Archives and Special Collections Division have mounted an exhibit of Congressional documents and papers associated with the founding of the Congressional Black Caucus and the creation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. The material is from the Charles B. Rangel Archives at the City College of New York. In an era of post-truth politics and "alternative" facts, this type of exhibit reminds us of the importance of preserving primary source material for posterity,” said Mark Musell, Director of the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service.  
 
The exhibit was mounted as part of a two-year effort to archive, preserve, and make available to the public thousands of letters, photographs, articles, awards, speeches, and other material from Congressman Rangel’s 46-year career. The processing and preservation of the collection is under the direction of the Winthrop Group, a leading archival consulting firm that ranks among its clients the City of Seattle, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Lincoln Center, and Representative Peter Rodino. MPA student Veronica Cortez is assisting with the effort.