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Guide to the Ronald Shiffman collection on the Pratt Center for Community Development 2013.023

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Collection processed by Maggie Schreiner and Kevina Tidwell. Digital materials processed by Erica López in 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on December 30, 2020
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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

The majority of this collection is open to research. Audiovisual material in this collection is not currently avaialble to researchers.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Ronald Shiffman collection on the Pratt Center for Community Development, 2013.023, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Report: https://atlanticyardsreport.blogspot.com/

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The Pheonix paper (Brooklyn, N.Y.), 1972-1998

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Ronald Shiffman made an initial donation of materials in 2013, with a subsequent donation in 2018.

Processing Information

The majority of this collection remains in its original folders. Folders in poor condition were replaced, and label information was transferred to the new folder. Loose materials were physically grouped by subject and housed in acid free folders. Titles for these materials were supplied by the archivist.

Although the majority of materials were foldered and clearly labelled, the collection did not have a clear intellectual arrangement. The exisiting arrangement was imposed by the archivist in close collaboration with the donor.

Digital files were donated on six 3.5 inch floppy disks. The disks were imaged by BitCurator-2.0.14. No viruses or personally identifying information were found during processing.

Appraisal

The donor thoroughly reviewed the collection, with guidance from the archivist, in advance of the transfer of materials to Brooklyn Historical Society. The archivist removed duplicate materials and commerical broadcasts from the collection.

Audiovisual materials were reviewed and a maxiumum of two copies were retained. Additional duplicated were returned to the donor, as were commercial broadcasts. Four audiovisual tapes were discarded due to mold, these tapes are: "Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Housing and Urban Development Workshops #1 -- Business Planning vs Program Planning with Neal Nathanson and Charles Rial" (tape #394), "Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Housing and Urban Development Workshops #4 -- Highlights, undated" (tape 397), "Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, John Doar #1, undated" (tape 474) and Untitled (item #433).