easily accessible online resources – either pdf or html.
Here is a list of on-line accessible resources:
The Struggle for Free Speech at CCNY, 1931-42. Textual and Visual analysis.
Demands of the BPRSC of Harlem University (April-May 1969) What started the push for open-admissions.
The Struggle for CUNY – Chritopher Gunderson’s narrative and analysis of student struggle at CUNY from 1969 and 1999. He also presents lessons to be learned from these struggles. 69 pages of fun.
Hostos Community College: Battle of the Seventies. A personal historical account by the Coordinator of the Coalition to Save Hostos Community College, Ramon J. Jimenez, during the 1975–76 New York City financial crisis. pdf or html
Save Hostos: Politics and Community Mobilization to Save a College in the Bronx, 1973-1978. (A Personal Account by Gerald Meyer of the struggle to save Hostos College)
The Struggle at CUNY: Open Admissions and Civil Rights 1992, written by Ron McGuire who knows his CUNY history, having been kicked out during the open admissions strike @ CCNY in 69.
Love & Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation (1997) [good short articles on CUNY]
Students Fight Educational Apartheid
Hunter Students SEEK Justice
United Front Builds then Shuts Down Bridges
Hostos Students Under Attack in NYC
The Politics of Race and Class at CUNY
An Open Admissions Program For a Democratic City University. This 10 point program was put out by Hostos Students for Open Admissions and the Hostos Student Government in Spring 1998
The CUNY Struggle: Class & Race In Public Higher Education. 1999 article by Nancy Romer, taken from the New Politics.
Smash Racist Purge of CUNY– Fight for Open Admissions, Free Tuition! Article on the 1999 Student Protests.
The Free Academy No More: Restoring CUNY’s Promise. Article arguing to reinstitute free tuition at CUNY.
Another University is Possible: Academic Labor, the Ideology of Scarcity, and the Fight for Workplace Democracy. Discusses the PSC struggle to win a new contract during 2005-6 while also situating it within the history of CUNY.
Turning back the right-wing attack on education: NYC ruling class targets Black, Latino City University students [Short history of struggle against educational apartheid at CUNY, written in 2006]
CUNY Rising: College Activists Mobilize Campus-Wide 3-Day Social Forum (Good Stats on CUNY throughout the page.)