BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY ARCHIVES
AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
Accession Number #90-004
Series I. Scrapbooks, 1919-1945
Series I is comprised of Mr. McGuinness’ scrapbooks, where he stored most of the press coverage that he received. The scrapbooks contain not only newspaper clippings, but also election material, cards, pictures, and letters as well. This series profiles McGuinness’ colorful political career and gauges some of Brooklyn’s political climate dating from the 1920s through the 1950s.
Series II contains a small selection of Mr. McGuinness’ papers; his business correspondences and speeches to/from political figures like Brooklyn Borough President John Cashmore, and Congressman Hamilton Fish.
There are also family photos and personal memorabilia
such as political cartoons, invitations, cards, religious items, and condolence letters that
Mrs. McGuinness received after her husband’s death.