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Guide to the Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection ARC.015

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Jessica Nauright

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 22, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Nicholas Pavlik,  , June 16, 2010

Scope and Contents note

The Brooklyn Poetry Circle collection contains records pertaining to the organizational activities and publications of the Circle, including minutes, annual reports, budgets, and membership lists. As the Circle was primarily a social organization, however, the bulk of the material pertains more to the social history of the Circle rather than its administrative history. The collection adequately covers the entire history, with no gaps in the chronology, although the very early years are documented most completely.

There are several photographs and a small collection of sheet music. Very little correspondence is included. The records have been divided into the following nine series:

  1. Records, 1935-1989 and undated
  2. Personal Papers of Marie-Louise d'Esternaux and Gabrielle Lederer, 1935-1989 and undated
  3. Poems and Writings, undated
  4. Printed Magazines and Publications, 1939-1985
  5. Ephemera and Clippings, 1935-1989 and undated
  6. Scrapbooks, 1936-2000
  7. Books, 1914-1989
  8. Photographs, 1938-1976
  9. Oversize, 1935-1978