BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY ARCHIVES
AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Accession Number #89-003
Scope and Content Note
Local History Research Collection contains documents that are primarily on
or about the borough of Brooklyn.
These records begin in the 1600s and continue through the 1900s.
The collection is divided
mainly into two groupings; miscellaneous subject files and oversized files.
Particularly noteworthy are papers and items dealing with assorted
organizations and the different Brooklyn neighborhoods.
The miscellaneous subject
files are comprised of an assortment of topics; there are items on
Brooklynís amusement parks including Coney Island and its original
creators; the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard; early Brooklyn banks (such as the
Brevoort Savings Bank, Seamanís Bank and the Williamsburg Savings Bank);
cemeteries in the borough; neighborhoods including Gravesend, New Lots,
Flatbush, and Flatlands; famous Brooklyn personalities; playgrounds; sports;
theaters; wars (including the American Revolutionary War and Civil War); and
The oversized grouping
contains materials similar to those listed in the subject files but did not
fit into standard archival boxes.
There are items on different Brooklyn neighborhoods; maps relative to
these locales; oversize newspaper clippings on World War II; education;
railroad blueprints; subway maps; miscellaneous items; etc.