Happy Birthday Walt ????.
And welcome to the 75ers Club!
Hi Robert, I just saw your comments on David Kurkowski's page - and it brought back fond memories of the Oberlin Inn (and our pinnacle jousts). As I recall, your brother was also involved. Would love to hear how you are both doing. Life has been good. Perhaps we'll get to see each other again at the 2023 Cluster reunion?
Hi classmates. I cordially invite everyone in the NYC metro area to the opening of my new musical Finding Madame Curie. It will be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd St, April 14-23. It tells the story of the scientist everyone knows, but the woman nobody knows. I do hope you will join me. It's not a children's show but it's very suitable for kids 8 and up. So bring your grandkids. Here's a special Obie discount code: NWFOR35 Here's the link to Broadway World: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/FINDING-MADAME-CURIE-To-Open-CreateTheaters-NEW-WORKS-FESTIVAL-20220328
Hi Irwin. I hope you have a wonderful birthday on April 3rd. I have such good memories of the group of us at Oberlin, as well as at my wedding....of you walking down the aisle with my sister, Miriam....as well as your beautiful singing of Dodi Li. Much love to you.
Walt, what an amazing career. I congratulate you for all you have done for the environment and for Oberlin. Wendy Schwartz, nee Simon
Oscar Shaftel and the Menace of McCarthyism
The Queens College Library’s Department of Special Collections and Archives seeks your support for an exciting new digital exhibition, Oscar Shaftel and the Menace of McCarthyism. The project is supported by a dynamic team, including Head of Special Collections and Archives Annie Tummino, Professor Emeritus of Sociology Dean Savage, Professor of History Carol Giardina, and consultant Ann Shaftel.
Oscar Shaftel was one of the original faculty members when Queens College opened its doors in 1937, hired to teach English. He was beloved by students and known for his meritorious service as a member of the United States Air Force during World War II.
In 1953 Shaftel was one of three Queens College faculty members was fired for citing the Fifth Amendment and refusing to answer questions about Communist affiliation in academia before the Senate Internal Security Committee. This McCarthyistic purge had long-lasting repercussions for Queens College, New York State, and more personally, Shaftel’s family. Through it all, Shaftel never gave up the fight for restitution, which he finally won thirty years later.
The Oscar Shaftel and the Menace of McCarthyism digital exhibition will use primary sources and personal testimonies to present an educational and artistic journey. Through Shaftel’s story, viewers will gain a greater understanding of this dark and debilitating chapter in American history, as well as the heroic fight waged by Shaftel and others for democratic, First Amendment rights.
Funding is needed to appoint Ann Shaftel (Oscar’s daughter) as a consultant for the exhibition. Ann will contribute personal memories and never-before-seen documents that will bring the exhibition to life. Additionally, funding will support an internship stipend for a student from the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, who will serve as a research and design assistant.
Contributions can be made to the Queens College Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Please see the next page of this letter for specific instructions for how to make a donation. I am also happy to answer any questions.
Many thanks in advance for your consideration and support. Sincerely,
Annie Tummino, Head of Special Collections and Archives 917-842-5306 | email@example.com
Thanks again for your contribution!
In order to ensure your contribution is correctly deposited for the Shaftel project, please fellow these instructions:
Checks should be sent with a memo that it's for the Civil Rights Archive Fund 90045. Mail to Special Collections and Archives, and I’ll personally hand the check off to the Queens College Foundation:
Queens College Library
Attn: Annie Tummino, Archives 65-30 Kissena Boulevard Queens, NY 11367-1597
Alternatively, contributions can be made by credit card on the Queens College Foundation website https://qccommunity.qc.cuny.edu/queenscollege/donatenow.
Make sure to fill the fields out as follows:
• Designation: Department
• Donation Comments: For Civil Rights Archive Account 90045
• Name of Department: Library
If you have any questions about making a donation to support this project, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.