The 1940s

The 1940s: a decade of war, recovery, and growth.  In this series of blog posts will explore all aspects of campus life, including the early years of Gideonse’s presidency, the war years, and the Red Scare on campus.

In loco parentis: Harry Gideonse and the Making of Brooklyn College

Before Pearl Harbor

Changing Course: Classes and Curriculum During WWII

The Farm Labor Project

The Farm Labor Project: Student Experiences

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