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Guide to the Brooklyn neighborhood associations and civic organizations publications ARC.167

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Collection processed by Patricia Glowinski

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 01, 2018
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect the incorporation of additional material  , October 2018

Scope and Contents

The Brooklyn neighborhood associations and civic organizations publications span the years 1881 to 2010 and are housed in three manuscript boxes. Materials represented in the collection include annual reports, reports, newsletters, yearbooks, and programs. The bulk of the collection consists of newsletters dating from the 1970s through the 1990s.

Box 1 contains:

Bedford-Stuyvesant Ad Hoc Refugee Committee – Newsletter, circa 1970

Bedford-Stuyvesant Better Housing Committee – Progress report, circa 1970

United Home Owners Association - Reports and press releases, 1971 (Bedford-Stuyvesant)

Boerum Hill Association - Boerum Hill News, 1979 to 1999

Brooklyn Heights Landmarks Festival – Programs, 1984

Brooklyn Heights Citizens for Fair Reapportionment – Newsletter, circa 1970

St. George Tower Tenants Association – St. George News & Views, 1982-1984 (Brooklyn Heights)

Little Italy Neighborhood Association – Publications, 1908 to 1929 (Carroll Gardens)

The Society for Clinton Hill; Friends of Fort Greene Park; Wallabout Landmarks Preservation Committee - The Hill: Neighborhood News of Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, and Wallabout – 1983 to 2008. The first issue, December 1983 to January 1984, is included.

The Boardwalk (Coney Island), circa 1920.

Parkway-Stuyvesant Community and Housing Council – Community Life, 1965 to 1966 (Crown Heights area)

Crown Heights Neighborhood Action Program - The Melting Pot, 1971 to 1972

Crown Heights Progress Council – Progress Report, 1980 to 1981

Crown Heights Office of Neighborhood Government – Crown Heights Newsletter, 1973 to 1974

Downtown Brooklyn Association (later, Downtown Brooklyn Development Association) – Bylaws (1929); annual reports (1930 and 1949); annual meeting program (1961); and newsletter, Downtown Brooklyn (for the years 1975, 1990, 1991)

Downtown Brooklyn Development Committee – Annual reports, 1969, 1970, and 1971

Box 2 contains:

Flatbush Development Corporation - So This is Flatbush, summer 1977 (1st issue)

The Committee to Preserve Flatbush Town Hall – The Spirit of Flatbush and related material, 1972 to 1974

Beach News, 1948 (Gerritsen Beach)

Lefferts Manor Association – 2 items: Manor Echo (newsletter) and a letter from the Lefferts Manor Association, 1992

South Midwood Residents' Association – Annual reports, 1901 to 1933 (incomplete)

Nottingham Association – Nottingham Park News, 1959 to 1999 (Midwood)

Park Slope Civic Council – Civic News, 1998 to 2010 (incomplete)

Triangle Parks Flatbush Avenue Improvement Committee – Triangle Tribune, 1974 to 1976 (Park Slope/Prospect Heights area)

Coalition of Prospect Heights Block Associations - The Prospect Heights One, 1983

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Corporation - News & View, 1986

Prospect Park South Association – Yearbooks, 1927 and 1931

Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association – The Good News, 1971 to 1973

Sunset Park Restoration Committee - News, 1983 to 1985

Society for the Preservation of Weeksville and Bedford-Stuyvesant History – The Weeksville Newsletter, 1971 to 1990 (incomplete)

Box 3 contains:

Brooklyn Civic Center Committee – Report to the Mayor and the Board of Estimate, dated June 20, 1963; Press release for the report, dated June 26, 1963.

Brooklyn Civic Club - Bulletin (with membership list), August 1917

Brooklyn Committee on City Plan - Yearbook, 1912

Brooklyn Institutional Council - Status report and program ideas, December 1969

Brooklyn Society for Parks and Playgrounds for Children - Informational pamphlet with list of contributors, 1903 to 1904

The Brownstone Revival Committee (later, the Brownstone Revival Coalition) – The Brownstoner, 1968 to 1981 and 1994 to 1999

Civil-Service Reform Association of Brooklyn - Annual reports, 1881 to 1890, and 1894

Consumers' League of New York, Brooklyn Auxiliary - Annual reports, 1912 and 1913

The Old Neighborhood Heritage - Our Neighborhood, (eighteen issues dating from 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, and 2007, with some duplicate copies)

Nineteenth Ward Improvement Association - Constitution and bylaws, 1910 to 1911

South Brooklyn Board of Trade - Yearbooks, 1907 and 1922; constitution and bylaws, 1937

Box 4 contains:

New York Urban Coalition Coalition News (1970-1972)

New York Urban Coalition Give A Damn (1972-1974)

Midwood Sentry (1978-1983)

East Midwood Neighborhood Association Bulletin (1978-1986)

Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, Today (1983-1984)

Community Planning Disctrict 8 Crown Heights Melting Pot (1971)

Crown Heights Progress Council, Progress Report (1981)

Center for Holocaust Studies Newsletters (1986-1988)