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Guide to the Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs ARC.306

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by John Zarrillo. Digital materials processed by Erica López in 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 08, 2021
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include links to digitized AV material. Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect born digital materials  , May 2017 , July 2019 , January 2021

Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Papers and photographs open to researchers without restriction. The collection's audiovisual and digital files are not currently accessible.

Conditions Governing Use

The rights to original photographs created by Everett Ortner are held by Brooklyn Historical Society. The copyright status all of other material has not been evaluated.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs, ARC.306, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Downtown Brooklyn Development Association records (1979.021)

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Robert Vadheim collection on the renovation of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church (1988.014)

Back to the City collection (1991.036)

Eastern Parkway Coalition records (2007.016)

H. Dickson McKenna collection (ARC.060)

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce publications (ARC.165)

Brooklyn neighborhood associations and civic organizations publications (ARC.167)

Other Finding Aids

A portion of the collection's photographs have been digitized and cataloged at the item level and are available via our in-house photographic database in our library's reading room.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of the Estate of Everett and Evelyn Ortner, 2014.

Processing Information

The collection combines five accessions: 2014.003, V1973.005.1949, V1974.012, V1982.008, and V1991.136.

Some newspaper clippings and other fragile documents have been photocopied for preservation purposes. Approximately 0.5 linear feet of files (mostly relating to the Back to the City Conference) were found to be water damaged. These materials were treated by Mitra Library Conservation LLC. They were then processed by John Zarrillo and reintegrated into the collection in May 2017. These files are located in box 79.

A note on abbreviations: Everett and Evelyn Ortner fequently abbreviated their own names as "EvO". To avoid confusion, this finding aid refers to Everett H. Ortner as "EHO" and Evelyn G. Ortner as "EGO".

Born digital materials donated on one 3.5 inch floppy disk. The disk was imaged using BitCurator-2.0.14. No viruses or personally identifying information were found during imaging.