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Guide to the H. Dickson McKenna collection ARC.060

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Barbara Elam

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,  , July 20, 2010

Descriptive Summary

Creator: McKenna, H. Dickson, 1919-
Title: H. Dickson McKenna collection
Dates [inclusive]: 1868-1991
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1968-1989
Abstract: The H. Dickson McKenna Collection contains materials dating from 1868 to 1991 (bulk dates 1968 to 1989) compiled by architect and former Brooklyn resident H. Dickson McKenna, author of A House in the City: A Guide to Buying and Renovating Old Row Houses (New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971). The collection consists of news clippings, magazine articles, publications, brochures, flyers, newsletters, photographs, and ephemera, the majority concerning the brownstone movement and the development and renewal of Brooklyn neighborhoods. The material covers a wide range of topics from architecture to home remodeling and gives an overview of the efforts of McKenna and the Brooklyn community in the 1970s and 1980s to preserve and revitalize their neighborhoods. It also holds a small but significant collection of McKenna's general business documents and personal papers, including records and correspondence relating to his book.
Quantity: 3.22 Linear feet in five manuscript boxes and one oversize box.
Graphic materials [Box]: ARC.060 5 of 5
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.060 4 of 5
Graphic materials [Oversize]: OS-24
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.060 1 of 5
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.060 3 of 5
Mixed materials [Box]: ARC.060 2 of 5
Call Phrase: ARC.060
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.