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Guide to the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications ARC.165

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Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 29, 2014
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
Title: Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications
Dates [inclusive]: 1919-2004
Abstract: The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications date from 1919 to 2004 and measure 0.63 linear feet. The collection contains monthly and weekly periodicals, annual reports, one business directory, and the Brooklyn Manufacturers' Industrial Exposition program (1922). Periodicals in the collection include Impact and  Brooklyn Progress, monthly newsletters, and  Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Bulletin, a weekly publication. Both periodicals contain announcements for Chamber lectures and courses, as well as news of local business-related issues, such as trade, ordinances, and crime. Annual reports in the collection review the year's activities for the Chamber and include discussions of the impact of legislation and transportation growth on Brooklyn's economy. Lastly, a 1971 Brooklyn Business Directory lists member businesses of the Chamber for the year.
Quantity: 0.63 linear feet in one and a half manuscript boxes.
Text [Box]: ARC.165 2 of 2
Text [Box]: ARC.165 1 of 2
Call Phrase: ARC.165
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.

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Historical note

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1918 to provide support, advocacy, and promotion to businesses in the borough of Brooklyn. The Chamber accomplished these goals by organizing events such as the 1922 Manufacturers Industrial Show, an exposition highlighting Brooklyn-based manufacturers for citizens of the borough and New York City. By 1937, the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce was the second largest organization of its kind in the country. Throughout the mid-20th century, the Chamber advocated for such projects as redevelopment of the Brooklyn Navy Yard (officially known as the New York Naval Shipyard), revitalizing the Red Hook waterfront, and the Fulton Street Mall. Originally located on Court Street, the Chamber's office is now on Elm Place in Downtown Brooklyn.

Sources

  1. Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. "The Brooklyn Chamber and the Business Evolution of a Borough." Accessed December 28, 2010. http://www.ibrooklyn.com/site/aboutchamber/chamberhistory

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Scope and Contents

The Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications date from 1919 to 2004 and measure 0.63 linear feet. The collection contains monthly and weekly periodicals, annual reports, one business directory, and the Brooklyn Manufacturers' Industrial Exposition program (1922). Periodicals in the collection include Impact and  Brooklyn Progress, monthly newsletters, and  Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce Bulletin, a weekly publication. Both periodicals contain announcements for Chamber lectures and courses, as well as news of local business-related issues, such as trade, ordinances, and crime. Annual reports in the collection review the year's activities for the Chamber and include discussions of the impact of legislation and transportation growth on Brooklyn's economy. Lastly, a 1971 Brooklyn Business Directory lists member businesses of the Chamber for the year.

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Access Points

Document Type

  • Annual reports
  • Bulletins
  • Directories
  • Newsletters

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Business enterprises -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Economic development -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Commerce
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Economic conditions |y 20th century

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications, ARC.165, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition for the collection are unknown.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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