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Guide to the George J. Bischof papers ARC.008

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Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 07, 2013
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Photographic subseries Revised in 2013 by Caridad Bojorquez [photointern].  , June 7, 2013

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Bischof, George J.
Title: George J. Bischof papers and photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1900-1941
Abstract: This collection, dated 1900 to 1941, contains correspondence, a news clipping, photographs, and a life membership card for the Brooklyn Engineers Club, all pertaining to George J. Bischof and his employment as an engineer for the Borough of Brooklyn. Two black-and-white photographs show staff members of the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President during the time of Bischof's employment.
Quantity: 1.0 linear feet in two folders and three oversize photograph folders.
Graphic materials [Oversize]: Photos by Accession No.
Text [Box]: A0126
Call Phrase: ARC.008
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources with additional support from the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation. Photographs from this collection were digitized as part of Project CHART (Cultural Heritage Access Research and Technology); a collaboration between the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public library with the Pratt Institute. Funded through an IMLS grant sponsored by the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program.

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Biographical note

George J. Bischof (1866-1953) was employed as a civil engineer for the Harlem River Bridge Commission in Manhattan, N.Y. in 1887, and joined the New York City Department of Parks in 1889. As a result of the consolidation of the five New York City boroughs, Bischof was transferred to the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President in 1902. In Brooklyn, Bischof served as an engineer for local boards of the Bureau of Sewers and the Topographical Bureau, where he remained until his retirement in 1936.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection, dated 1900 to 1941, contains correspondence, a news clipping, photographs, and a life membership card for the Brooklyn Engineers Club, all pertaining to George J. Bischof and his employment as an engineer for the Borough of Brooklyn. Two black-and-white photographs show staff members of the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President during the time of Bischof's employment.

The photographs are organized into two series: George J. Bischof photographs, and  Joseph P. Hall photographs. The  George J. Bischof photographs are personal and related to his career as an engineer. The  Joseph P. Hall photographs are black-and-white prints of waterfront stores, mounted accordion style, of piers and stores on the waterfront in the Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, and Red Hook neighborhoods of Brooklyn, circa 1900.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Correspondence
  • Photographs

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Bureau of Sewers.
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Office of Brooklyn Borough President.
  • Brooklyn Engineers' Club.

Subject Topics

  • Civil engineering

Occupation(s)

  • Municipal officials and employees

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

Reproduction rights for photographs have not been evaluated. Please consult library staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); George J. Bischof papers, ARC.008, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Other Finding Aids note

Item-level description and digital versions of images from the collection are available for searching via the image database in the library.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Gustave J. Bischof, 1975.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

This collection combines two accessions: 1991.029 and V1991.090.

Existence and Location of Originals note

Item-level description and digital revisions of images from the collection are available for searching via the online image database.

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