BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY ARCHIVES
AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Accession Number #90-004
Scope and Content Note
The Peter J. McGuinness collection profiles the political career of Peter McGuinness, his power in the local Brooklyn Democratic party and in city government, as well as his civic dedication to the place he called “The Garden Spot of the World,” his neighborhood ofGreenpoint, Brooklyn.
The bulk of this collection is in the form of large scrapbooks
(14 of them) that denote the years of the newspaper clippings that are contained therein. The
fifteenth box bears some correspondence, speeches, photographs and personal