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Guide to the Alfred and Lucille Kolkin papers ARC.048

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Eden Marie M. Picazo

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,  , October 25, 2010

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Kolkin, Alfred, b. 1918
Creator: Kolkin, Lucille Gewirtz, 1918-1997
Title: Alfred and Lucille Kolkin papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1942-1965
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1944-1946
Abstract: Alfred "Al" Kolkin and Lucille "Lucy" Gewirtz both grew up in the Brooklyn Jewish community of Bensonhust. They were married in 1943. Al Kolkin worked as a Navy radio technician during World War II, while Lucy worked as a ship fitter at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The Alfred and Lucille Kolkin papers span 1942 to 1965 and contain correspondence between Al and Lucy Kolkin during Al's Navy training and active service in the Pacific in World War II. The collection also includes handwritten training notes by Lucy Kolkin and official Navy publications from her employment at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a ship fitter, along with employment records, identification badges, union membership materials, and miscellaneous personal papers.
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet in one manuscript box.
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.048 1 of 1
Call Phrase: ARC.048
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.