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 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include link to digitized AV material.  , May 2017 , July 2019

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Back to the City Conference
Creator: Brownstone Revival Committee
Creator: Ortner, Evelyn
Creator: Ortner, Everett
Title: Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1873-2012
Dates [bulk]: 1965-2008
Abstract: The collection contains the papers and photographs of Everett and Evelyn Ortner, dating from 1873 to 2012. It documents the Ortners personal and professional lives, especially their involvement in the historic preservation movement and Brooklyn cultural organizations. It includes the records of the Brownstone Revival Committee and Back to the City Conference. The collection's photographs extensively document 19th century buildings in Brooklyn and Manhattan, especially the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Quantity: 51.85 Linear Feet in 79 boxes, 8 film canisters, 1 flat file drawer, and 1 personal computer
Call Phrase: ARC.306
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Preserving Park Slope: A Chronicle of Community Activism and Neighborhood Revitalization in Brooklyn," funded by the New York State Archives Documentary Heritage Program

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Biographical note

Everett H. Ortner was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1919. When he was child his family relocated to Brooklyn, New York. He attended P.S. 99, Jamaica High School, and James Madison High School, from which he graduated in 1935. He attended the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, graduating with a bachelor's degree in 1939. He then entered the U.S. Army as an officer and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia. In 1945 he was deployed to the European theater of World War II, where he was wounded in action and taken prisoner. He received a Bronze Star Medal for his service in 1948. After the war he was employed as an editor at Popular Science magazine from 1952 until his retirement in 1985.

Evelyn F. Gelbman was born in Manhattan on July 4, 1924. She was raised in the north Bronx and attended Washington Irving High School, graduating in 1942. She then attended Hunter College, graduating in 1952. Later she studied design at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, and historic preservation at Columbia University. She was employed as an interior designer from the 1950s to the 2000s, and was a design columnist for the Brooklyn Heights Press and  Homeowners How To Handbook. She was also the Director of Facilities and Collections for the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry from 1979 to 1984, where she curated the organization's archives and portrait collection.

The Ortners married in 1953. They lived in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn in the 1950s and early 1960s. In 1963 the couple purchased an 1882 four-story brownstone at 272 Berkeley Place in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. This would be the catalyst for their involvement in the "Brownstone Revival" movement. The Ortners soon became active in a variety of community organizations. They lobbied local banks to provide mortgages to prospective Park Slope home-buyers at a time when lenders had "red-lined" the neighborhood. According to the Park Slope Civic Council, "they also encouraged the Brooklyn Union Gas Co. (now National Grid) to purchase and transform a dilapidated brownstone on Berkeley Place into a modern two-family home featuring a variety of gas appliances." These buildings became known as "Cinderella homes" and were used in advertising to entice new residents to the neighborhood. The couple were also a leading force in the designation of the Park Slope Historic District in 1973.

Starting in the 1960s, Everett was involved with the Park Slope Civic Council (as photographer and vice-president), the Park Slope Betterment Committee (founder), the Brownstone Revival Committee of New York (co-founder and president), the Back to the City Conference (co-founder and president), the Montauk Club (board member and president), the Brooklyn Historical Society/Long Island Historical Society (board member and vice-president), and Preservation Volunteers (co-founder with Evelyn). Evelyn was involved with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (board member), Brooklyn Museum (president of the Community Committee), the St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts (co-founder and chairman of the board), Brooklyn Stained Glass Conservation Center (vice-president and board member), the Long Island Historical Society (member), the Montauk Club (board member), the Victorian Society in America (New York Chapter, board member and secretary), the Fine Arts Federation of New York (board member), the Brooklyn Center for the Urban Environment (board member), Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn (board member), and Preservation Volunteers (co-founder with Everett).

The Ortners were the recipients of numerous awards and honors, including the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella Award (1978), the Preservation League of New York State's Excellence in Historic Preservation Award (2002), and the New York Landmarks Conservancy's Lucy G. Moses Preservation Leadership Award (2005).

Evelyn Ortner died at 272 Berkeley Place on September 19, 2006 at age 82. Everett followed on May 22, 2012, at age 92.

Sources:

Harris, Elizabeth A. "A Couple Who Gave Brownstones New Life," New York Times, June 4, 2012.

Hartocollis, Anemona. "Evelyn Ortner, 82, a Booster of Brooklyn Brownstones, Dies," New York Times, September 22, 2006.

Hevesi, Dennis. "Everett Ortner, Leader in Brooklyn Brownstones' Revival, Dies at 92," New York Times, May 26, 2012.

Park Slope Civic Council. "Remembering Everett Ortner," last modified July 13, 2012. http://parkslopeciviccouncil.org/remembering-everett-ortner/.

EGO school work, resumes, correspondence, and ephemera, 1945-1958; Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs, ARC.306, Box 1, Folder 2; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Who's Who - Biographical, 1984-2009; Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs, ARC.306, Box 19, Folder 4; Brooklyn Historical Society.

EHO curriculum vitae and award correspondence, 2006-2009; Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs, ARC.306, Box 19, Folder 21; Brooklyn Historical Society.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains the papers and photographs of Everett H. Ortner (EHO) and Evelyn G. Ortner (EGO), dating from 1873 to 2012. It documents the Ortners personal and professional lives, especially their involvement in the historic preservation movement and Brooklyn cultural organizations.

Series 1: Evelyn G. Ortner personal papers contains files relating to EGO's education, interior design career, employment at the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, curation of the Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit, and her role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts.

Series 2: Everett H. Ortner personal papers contains files documenting the early life, education, military career, and professional career of EHO.

Series 3: Everett and Evelyn Ortner personal papers documents the professional, social, and familial lives of the Ortners, dating from 1900 to 2010. It includes an assortment of correspondence, clippings, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, digital files, and other materials.

Series 4: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation photographs contains photographs related to Brooklyn and historic preservation in a variety of formats, dating from circa 1880s to 2000. Formats include prints, slides, negatives, and glass plate negatives. The series includes original photograghs by EHO, copy photographs of historic images used by EHO in lectures, and a small amount of original photographs taken by other photographers.

Series 5: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation lectures contains files on Brooklyn and historic preservation lectures, dating from the 1970s to 2006. The lectures were primarily delivered by EHO. The files include lecture notes, slide lists, transcripts, clippings, photographs, flyers, and audio cassette recordings.

Series 6: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation general files is comprised of assorted files relating to Brooklyn (history and culture) and the historic preservation movement that were collected by the Ortners, dating from circa 1880 to 2008. The files include publications, typescripts, correspondence, photographs, posters, notes, and other materials.

Series 7: Brownstone Revival Comittee records contains files relating to the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC) (later Brownstone Revival Coalition), dating from 1967 to 2008. It includes organizational records, lecture and workshop files, copies of the Brownstone calendar, and issues of the organization's publication,  The Brownstoner.

Series 8: Back to the City Conference records contains records relating to the Back to the City Conference (BTTC), dating from 1973 to 1992. It includes the records of the organization (Board of Directors files) and files relating to individual conferences.

Series 9: Brownstones and Historic Preservation clippings contains clippings relating to brownstones and the historic preservation movement, including the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC), Back to the City Conference (BTTC), and the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella project, dating from 1966 to 1985.

Series 10: Brownstone correspondence consists of correspondence relating to brownstones and the urban historic preservation movement, especially in the Park Slope neigborhood of Brooklyn, dating from 1965 to 2005. It includes several organizations, such as the Park Slope Betterment Committee, the Brownstone Revival Committee, and the Back to the City Conference.

Series 11: Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella projects documents the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella program. The series consists of publications, correspondence, films, histories on the program and the company, and ephemera, dating from 1968 to 2008.

Series 12: Historic District Designation Reports contains New York City Historic District Designation Reports (1969-1973) and one map of historic locations in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn (2005).

Series 13: Brooklyn and Manhattan postcards contains Brooklyn and Manhattan postcards and a small amount of other postcards and tradecards (Rising Sun Stove Polish and Paine's Funiture Manufactory) collected by EHO, dating from 1873 to 2007.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • McKenna, H. Dickson
  • Ortner, Evelyn
  • Ortner, Everett

Document Type

  • Acetate film
  • Architectural drawings
  • Artifacts (object genre)
  • Audiocassettes
  • Calendars
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Color slides
  • Correspondence
  • Dye diffusion transfer prints
  • Ephemera
  • Gelatin dry plate negatives
  • Lantern slides
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Negatives (photographic)
  • Newsletters
  • Newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Picture postcards
  • Postcards
  • Posters
  • Programs (documents)
  • School yearbooks
  • Typescripts
  • VHS (TM)

Subject Organizations

  • Back to the City Conference
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Brooklyn Historical Society (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Brooklyn Union Gas Company
  • Brownstone Revival Coalition (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Brownstone Revival Committee
  • Columbia University. Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation
  • Green-Wood Cemetery (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hunter College
  • Jamaica High School (New York, N.Y.)
  • James Madison High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Long Island Historical Society
  • Montauk Club of Brooklyn
  • National Grid Company
  • New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Park Slope Betterment Committee (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Park Slope Civic Council
  • Popular Science Publishing Company
  • St. Ann and the Holy Trinity (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • St. Ann Center for Restoration And Arts
  • United States. Army
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
  • Victorian Society in America

Subject Topics

  • Architecture -- Conservation and restoration
  • Banks and banking -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Brownstone buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Buildings -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Civic improvement -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Civic leaders -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community activists -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community development -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dinners and dining -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Discrimination in mortgage loans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Festivals -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Gentrification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Historic preservation |v Congresses
  • Historic preservation -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Interior design -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Long Island, Battle of, New York, N.Y., 1776
  • Stained glass windows -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Waterfronts -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • 272 Berkeley Place (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
  • Atlantic Avenue (New York, N.Y.)
  • Boerum Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Buildings, structures, etc.
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x History
  • Carroll Gardens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Clinton Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cobble Hill (New York, N.Y.)
  • Downtown Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fort Greene (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fulton Ferry Landing (New York, N.Y.)
  • Grand Army Plaza (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Greenpoint (New York, N.Y.)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Lefferts Gardens (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park South (New York, N.Y.)
  • Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)

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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.

Related Materials

Downtown Brooklyn Development Association records (1979.021)

Robert Vadheim Brooklyn neighborhood renewal and development collection (1987.002)

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".

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Container List

Series 1: Evelyn G. Ortner personal papers, 1911-2002

Scope and Contents

The series contains records relating to Evelyn G. Ortner (EGO), dating from 1911 to 2002. It documents her education, interior design career, employment at the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, curation of the Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit, and her role as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts. Additional files related to EGO's work as a board member and volunteer at other Brooklyn cultural institutions (Brooklyn Museum, Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, etc.) can be found in Series 3: EHO and EGO personal and  Series 6: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation general files.

Arrangement

The series is organized into five sub-series:

Sub-series 1.1: EGO school papers

Sub-series 1.2: Interior Design

Sub-series 1.3: New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Sub-series 1.4: Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit

Sub-series 1.5: St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts

Sub-series 1.1: EGO school papers, 1938-1978. 0.3 Linear Feet in six folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files relating to EGO's time as a student at Washington Irving High School, Hunter College, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, and Columbia University, dating from 1938 to 1978. It includes course work, ephemera (commencement programs and song books), correspondence, transcripts, and administrative records. She studied romance languages at Hunter College, design at Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute, and historic preservation at Columbia University.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 EGO school documents

General

Includes Washington Irving High School and PS 80 (Bronx)

1938-1942
Box: 1 Folder : 2 EGO school work, resumes, correspondence, and ephemera

General

Includes resumes

1945-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 3 EGO Hunter College
1952
Box: 1 Folder : 4 EGO Theory Visual Form class work
1958
Box: 1 Folder : 5 EGO Columbia Graduate School
1974-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 6 EGO Columbia paper
1975-1976

Sub-series 1.2: Interior Design, 1959-1993. 7 Linear Feet in twelve folders, four oversize folders, one slide box, and one small box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains records relating to EGO's career as an interior designer, dating from 1959 to 1993. It includes design plans, business correspondence, clippings, photographs, and samples of fabric, tile, and wood.

She authored two decorating columns, one titled "The Decorating Workshop" in the Brooklyn Heights Press from 1961 to 1962, and one titled "Decorating Your Home" in the  Homeowners How To Handbook from 1976 to 1980. Clippings and typescripts of these articles are available in the sub-series.

Of note are files relating to the design of apartments at 116 Central Park South and 45 Gramercy Park North, and one box of fabric, tile, and wood samples for the apartment at 45 Gramercy Park North.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Joseph Freitag Interiors - Frigidaire Colonnade Kitchen (1 of 2)

General

Includes photographic prints and transparencies

1959
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Joseph Freitag Interiors - Frigidaire Colonnade Kitchen (2 of 2)

General

Oversize folder containing drawings and designs for the following: Dr. Rosa Lenz (15 West 12th Street), Miles Davis (230 East 125th Street), Mr. and Mrs. T. Newhouse, and the National Home Furnishings Show (Kitchen - Model House)

1959
Box: 73 Folder : - Joseph Freitag Interiors - 116 Central Park South (1 of 2)

General

Includes photograph

1959-1962
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Joseph Freitag Interiors - 116 Central Park South (2 of 2)

General

Oversize folder containing blueprints and designs

1959-1962
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Interior design negatives and slide
circa 1960s
Box: 1 Folder : 8-9 Brooklyn Heights Press "The Decorating Workshop" articles and ideas (2 folders)

General

Includes photographs, full issues of Brooklyn Heights Press, and lecture notecards

1961
Box: 73 Folder : - Brooklyn Heights Press - Full issues featuring EGO's "The Decorating Workshop" column

General

Oversize

1961-1962
Box: 67 Folder : 9-11 Kitchens, etc. designed by EGO slides
1963-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 1-4 Lindenauer Apartment - 45 Gramercy Park North (folders 1-4 of 5)

General

See also box 4, which contains samples of fabric, tile, and wood

1974-1993
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Lindenauer Apartment - 45 Gramercy Park North (5 of 5)

General

Oversize folder containing architectural drawings and wallpaper samples

1974-1993
Box: 4 Item : - Lindenauer Apartment - 45 Gramercy Park North - Fabric, tile, and wood samples
circa 1974-1985
Box: 39 Folder : 13-14 Homeowners How To Handbook articles by EGO (2 folders)
1976-1980

Sub-series 1.3: New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 1918-1985. 2.25 Linear Feet in fifteen folders and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EGO's employment as Director of Facilities and Collections of the New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she was employed from about 1979 to 1984. It includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, clippings, photographs, and ephemera dating from 1918 to 1985. EGO managed the sale of portions of the Chamber's art collection.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York - Bulletins and reports
1918, 1932, 1947
Box: 2 Folder : 6 New York Chamber of Commerce - Civic Group Conference on Increased Subway Fare
1947
Box: 2 Folder : 7 New York Chamber of Commerce organizational report and merger clipping
1947, 1972
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York - Tribute to John D. Rockefeller program and photographs
1950
Box: 2 Folder : 9-10 Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York - Miscellaneous (two folders)
1960s-1980s
Box: 3 Folder : 1 New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry - 65 Liberty Street sale
1966, 1984-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 2 New York Chamber of Commerce ephemera
1968-1980s
Box: 3 Folder : 3 EGO Chamber of Commerce business cards, name plate, and badge
circa 1980
Box: 3 Folder : 4-5 New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Notes, correspondence, and clippings (2 folders)
1979-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 6 New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry
1979-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 7 New York Chamber of Commerce - A. Carmelita correspondence
1980-1981
Box: 72 Folder : - New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Chamber orientation program and photographs of Pan Am Building and Manhattan waterfront

General

Oversize

1982
Box: 3 Folder : 8 New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry event and building photographs
1982
Box: 3 Folder : 9 New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry building - Great Hall photographs and negatives
circa 1982

Sub-series 1.4: Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit, 1911-1976. 2.9 Linear Feet in two folders and one oversize folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files relating to the Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit that was produced by EGO in 1976. It includes exhibition planning files, early 20th century city reports on the waterfront, copy prints of the waterfront, and ephemera, dating from 1911 to 1976. The copy prints were derived from negatives produced by the Department of Ports and Terminals from circa 1890 to 1913. Related copy prints, negatives, and slides can be found in Series 4: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation photographs.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit (1 of 2)
1911-1976
Box: 75 Folder : - Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit (2 of 2)

General

Oversize

1911-1976
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Fulton Ferry Firehouse exhibit

General

Includes set of reproduction photographs of Fulton Ferry and Brooklyn waterfront

1975

Sub-series 1.5: St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts, 1977-2002. 3.4 Linear Feet in ten folders, one oversize folder, and one audio cassette

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EGO's work as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts. It includes Board of Directors files, ephemera, photographs, and clippings, dating from 1977 to 2002. Of note are reports and other files on the restoration of the Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity building and its stained glass windows.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 2-4 Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity restoration and The St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts (1-3 of 4 folders)
1977-1999
Box: 75 Folder : - Church of St. Ann and the Holy Trinity restoration and The St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts (4 of 4 folders)

General

Oversize. Window restoration plans.

1997
Box: 5 Folder : 5-6 St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts - Board of Directors files (1-2 of 4 folders)

General

Includes photographs

1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 1-2 St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts - Board of Directors files (3-4 of 4 folders)
1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 3 St. Ann Center for Restoration and the Arts and the Brooklyn Stained Glass Conservation Center
1980-2002
Box: 23 Folder : 12 The Arts at St. Ann's ephemera
1983-1985
Box: 52 Folder : - WOR interview with EGO on St. Ann's audio cassette
1985
Box: 6 Folder : 4 St. Ann and the Holy Trinity - William Jay Bolton Community Award to EGO

General

Includes photograph

1998

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Series 2: Everett H. Ortner personal papers, 1873, circa 1932-2007

Scope and Contents

The series contains files documenting the early life, education, military career, and professional career of Everett H. Ortner (EHO), dating from 1873 to 2007. Additional files on EHO's personal life can be found in Series 3: EHO and EGO personal.

Arrangement

The series is organized into four sub-series:

Sub-series 2.1: EHO school and childhood papers

Sub-series 2.2: Army

Sub-series 2.3: Popular Science

Sub-series 2.4: Ortner family and genealogy

Sub-series 2.1: EHO school and childhood papers, circa 1932-2006. 5.7 Linear Feet in eight folders, two flat boxes, and one small box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EHO's childhood and his education at James Madison High School, Jamaica High School, and the University of Arkansas, dating from circa 1932 to 2006. It contains yearbooks, course work, ephemera, correspondence, and memorabilia. It includes one letter from Bill Clinton congratulating the 2006 Distinguished Alumni of J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences (University of Arkansas).

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 2 EHO bar mitzvah speech and school memorabilia

General

Includes college photographic identification booklets

circa 1932-1938
Box: 76 Folder : - EHO elementary school completion certificate

General

Oversize

1931
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Jamaica High School Senior Yearbook
1935
Box: 12 Folder : 4 EHO college papers
circa 1936-1939
Box: 12 Folder : 5 University of Arkansas correspondence
1937-1938
Box: 12 Folder : 6-7 University of Arkansas Razorback (two yearbooks)
1938-1939
Box: 76 Folder : - University of Arkansas diploma

General

Oversize

1939
Box: 13 Folder : 1 James Madison High School - Class of 1935 - 60th reunion
1995
Box: 77 Folder : - James Madison High School - Class of 1935 - 60th reunion tote bag
1995
Box: 13 Folder : 2 University of Arkansas

General

Includes letter from Bill Clinton

2006
Box: 70 Item : - J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumnus award statue (University of Arkansas)
2006

Sub-series 2.2: Army, 1941-2003. 4.6 Linear Feet in nine folders, three oversize folders, and one small box

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series documents EHO's career in the United States Army, including his training at Fort Benning, service in World War II, his time as a prisoner of war in Germany, and his post-war service. It includes Army memoranda and special orders, reports, publications, correspondence (both military and personal), photographs, financial records, certificates, memorabilia (including his Bronze Star Medal), and ephemera, dating from 1941 to 2003. It also includes a report on his war experience written by a student.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Army - World War 2 mementos

General

Includes Army patches, dog tags, and European coins and paper money

1940s
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Army - World War 2
1941-1945
Box: 75 Folder : - OCS 216, Fort Benning, Georgia group photograph and EHO cropped image

General

Oversize

1943, circa 2000s
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Army records
1943-1946
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Army - POW mementos

General

Includes EHO's identification card, messages to family, postcards, menus from S.S. Argentina, and a photograph of a woman

1944-1946
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Army - Claims, POW stuff, and GI schooling
1942-1952
Box: 72 Folder : - Bronze Star Medal certificate

General

Oversize

1948
Box: 69 Item : - Bronze Star Medal, service ribbon pin, and leather case

General

Possibly a replacement medal from circa 1970s-2000s

circa 1948
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Army - Post-war

General

Includes photograph of EHO at Fort Devens, Massachusetts (1960)

1956-2003
Box: 72 Folder : - Army promotions

General

Oversize

1960-1984
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Retirement Dinner in Honor of Colonel Leonard T. Scully

General

Includes poem by EHO

1965
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Lucky Strike and Army - "My Stamp Album" - EHO WWII
2000s
Box: 7 Folder : 5 "Everett Ortner's World War Two Experiences" by Samantha Lindenauer
circa 2003

Sub-series 2.3: Popular Science, 1873, 1959-1983. 0.3 Linear Feet in ten folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains material relating to EHO's career as an editor and writer for Popular Science. It includes typescripts, photographs, correspondence, research files, clippings, and magazines, primarily dating from 1959 to 1983. It also includes an issue of  The Popular Science Monthly from February 1873.

Appraisal

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 6 The Popular Science Monthly
1873
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Chamonix with EGO

General

Contains letter, corrected typescript of articles, and photographs

1959
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Popular Science test car photographs
1960s
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Philippines Department of Trade - Photographs of EHO meeting
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Popular Science article on St. Peter's tomb - Typescripts and research

General

Includes photographs and programs for the dedication of the Apostolic Faith Mission (265 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn)

1961-1968
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Popular Science "Any Dope Could Drive a Model T" by EHO clippings and negative
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Popular Science - Wernher von Braun typescript
1963
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Popular Science note
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Popular Science magazines
1980, 1983
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Popular Science spring poetry contest
1981

Sub-series 2.4: Ortner family and genealogy, 1953-2007. 0.2 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files relating to EHO's family, especially his mother, Anna E. Ortner. It includes genealogical records, ephemera, and correspondence, dating from 1953 to 2007.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Poem from EHO to mother
1953
Box: 7 Folder : 17 Ortner genealogy
1994-2007
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Anne E. Ortner (EHO's mother)

General

Includes passport, death certificate, obituary, 1964 Worlds Fair tickets, The Green Point Savings Bank ephemera, and condolences

1963-1999
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Harry Buegelesisen (EHO's uncle)

General

Includes last will and testament

1982
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Sherry Ortner
2004

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Series 3: Everett and Evelyn Ortner personal papers, 1900-2012

Scope and Contents

The series documents the professional, social, and familial lives of the Ortners, dating from 1900 to 2012. It includes an assortment of correspondence, clippings, photographs, ephemera, memorabilia, digital files, and other materials. The Ortners' involvement in Brooklyn cultural affairs and the historic preservation movement are well represented throughout the series.

Arrangement

The series is organized into eight sub-series:

Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs

Sub-series 3.2: Personal correspondence

Sub-series 3.3: Publicity

Sub-series 3.4: 272 Berkeley Place

Sub-series 3.5: Finances

Sub-series 3.6: Address books

Sub-series 3.7: Daily diaries

Sub-series 3.8: Desktop computer tower

Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs, 1900-2010. 14.82 Linear Feet in six manuscript boxes, five flat boxes, two small boxes, and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains a variety of materials that document the professional, social, and familial lives of the Ortners, dating from 1900 to 2010. It includes correspondence, photographs, clippings, writings, ephemera, and memorabilia. The Ortners' roles in Brooklyn's cultural institutions and the historic preservation movement are well represented throughout the sub-series.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 16 Folder : 3 E + E memorabilia - Mostly Everett

General

Includes photographs (dating back to 1900), clippings, and ephemera

1900-2006
Box: 16 Folder : 4 E + E pictures

General

Includes photographs of the Ortners and family, interior and exterior photographs of 272 Berkeley Place, family correspondence, and ephemera

1915-2007
Box: 16 Folder : 5 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes portrait of EHO's mother, Brownstone Revival Committee, Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Popular Science, EHO's writings, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera

1915-2008
Box: 16 Folder : 6 EHO photographs
1920s-2004
Box: 16 Folder : 7 EGO photographs
circa 1920s-2000s
Box: 16 Folder : 8 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes Brownstone Revival Committee/Coalition, photographs, clippings, and ephemera

1939-2010
Box: 16 Folder : 9 Love letters and cards
circa 1940s-1960s
Box: 53 Folder : - EGO snapshots and photographs

General

Includes photographs of EGO, EHO, friends, parties, special events, pets, Prospect Park, Fulton Ferry/Brooklyn Bridge, and foreign travel. Polaroid photographs have been removed and filed separately for preservation purposes.

circa 1940s-1986
Box: 16 Folder : 10 Assorted memorabilia

General

Includes EHO Army portrait, EGO identification cards, EHO business card, and travel ephemera

1940s-1980s
Box: 17 Folder : 1 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes photographs, Army portrait of EHO, interior photographs of 272 Berkeley Place, Brownstone Revival Committee, Back to the City, course on Brownstones taught by EHO at the New School, clippings, and ephemera

1940s-2009
Box: 17 Folder : 2 Miscellaneous memories - OP/LP

General

Includes color transparencies of the interior of 116 Remsen Street (1963), photographs of EHO in the bath tub, a book titled Radio Talks on Mathematics (owned by EGO), a list of the Ortners' travels, correspondence, and clippings

1941-2005
Box: 17 Folder : 3 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes photographs, poems, Popular Science, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera

1950-2009
Box: 17 Folder : 4 Wedding invitations
1953
Box: 17 Folder : 5 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes photographs, clippings, and EGO memorials

1953, 1993-2008
Box: 17 Folder : 6-7 E + E memorabilia (2 folders)

General

Includes portraits of EGO, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera. Covers interior design, brownstones, Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Popular Science, and Long Island Historical Society.

1959-1976
Box: 17 Folder : 8 Anne E. Ortner and dog photographs
1960s
Box: 39 Folder : 1 Greece photographs
circa 1960s
Box: 72 Folder : - EHO portrait

General

Oversize

circa 1960s
Box: 68 Folder : - Unidentified Polaroids
circa 1960s
Box: 76 Folder : - Contact sheets

General

Oversize

1968
Box: 17 Folder : 9 EGO resumes
1960s-2000s
Box: 18 Folder : 1 EGO business cards and driver's license
1960s-2002
Box: 18 Folder : 2 EGO early career photographs at 272 Berkeley Place

General

Includes resume, clippings, and Park Slope walking tour flyer

1961-1971
Box: 18 Folder : 3 E + E odds and ends

General

Includes clippings, ephemera, a photograph of EGO, and invitation to the 100th anniversary of 272 Berkeley Place, and a note from Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

1961-2004
Box: 39 Folder : 2 Puerto Rico vacation medium format color negatives
1962
Box: 18 Folder : 4 Man with dogs photograph
1966
Box: 18 Folder : 5 Victorian Society in America
1966-1970, 2002
Box: 18 Folder : 6 Pet dog "Mara" and cat

General

Includes dog licenses, name plate, and letter regarding dog biting a neighbor

1966-1991
Box: 18 Folder : 7 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes photographs, Brooklyn Brownstone Conference, 1992 Brownstone calendar, clippings, and ephemera

1966-2006
Box: 72 Folder : - Contact sheet: various objects

General

Oversize

1968
Box: 72 Folder : - Mounted photograph #52: Young EHO sitting for a caricature

General

Oversize

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 72 Folder : - Mounted photograph #54

General

Oversize

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 76 Folder : - Oversize photographic prints

General

Includes duplicate of mounted photograph #54

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 18 Folder : 8 EHO portraits and biographical statements

General

Includes photographic prints and negatives

1970s-1980s
Box: 18 Folder : 9 Dining with E + E
1970s-2006
Box: 18 Folder : 10 EGO odds and ends
1970s-2006
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 A Centennial Celebration - Tolstoy's 'War and Peace' read in its entirety poster (WBAI 99.5)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1970
Box: 68 Folder : - EGO Polaroid snapshots
circa 1970
Box: 18 Folder : 11 EGO tribute file

General

Includes obituaries, honors, photographs, clippings, mementos, and remembrances

1970-2007
Box: 72 Folder : - EGO at Fulton Ferry Landing photograph by Jim Kallet

General

Oversize

circa 1975
Box: 3 Folder : 10 EGO - Art Commission and Landmarks Comission applications
1976-1984
Box: 18 Folder : 12 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes photographs, Preservation Volunteers, Brownstone Revival Committee, Back to the City Conference, an interior design article by EGO, correspondence, clippings, and ephemera

1976-2010
Box: 72 Folder : - EHO portraits - Matted Polaroids (three folders)

General

Oversize

1977
Box: 18 Folder : 13 EGO personal miscellaneous

General

Includes draft of speech delivered at Friends of BAM annual meeting and Long Island Historical Society Women's Committee files

1977-2003
Box: 18 Folder : 14 Montauk Club
1977, 2003-2004
Box: 39 Folder : 3 Old/Classic photographs
1979-1990
Box: 72 Folder : - Assorted Honors

General

Oversize certificates from Brownstone Revivial Committee (BRC), Victorian Society in America, City of Louisville, and the Preservation League of New York State

1979-2005
Box: 51 Folder : 5 8"x8" computer diskettes
1980s
Box: 39 Folder : 4 EHO face pasted on historic preservation cartoon
circa 1980s
Box: 18 Folder : 15 EHO, Howard Golden, and others photograph
circa 1980s
Box: 19 Folder : 2 Overseas Press Club
1981-1983
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Ronald Reagan letter to EGO
1982
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Award certificates

General

Includes Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn Historical Society, and Historic Districts Council

1983-2002
Box: 73 Folder : - Brooklyn Borough President citations honoring EGO and EHO
1983, 1995, 2006
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Mauela at City Hall negatives and contact sheets
1984
Box: 19 Folder : 3 Savables

General

Includes clippings and correspondence

1984-2009
Box: 19 Folder : 4 Who's Who - Biographical
1984-2009
Box: 19 Folder : 5 Montauk Club stained glass dedication, 272 Berkeley Place parlor, EHO self-portraits, EGO portraits

General

Negatives and contact sheets

1985
Box: 19 Folder : 6 272 Berkeley Place 100th anniversary party photographs
1986
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Park Slope Civic Council George Lougren Memorial Award - EHO
1986
Box: 19 Folder : 7 Brooklyn Brewery
1987-2004
Box: 68 Folder : - EGO with statuary Polaroids
circa 1980s-1990s
Box: 19 Folder : 1 Postcards

General

Includes images of Brooklyn Botanic Graden and the Montauk Club taken by EHO, cards featuring EGO, Municipal Art Society postcards (including an image of 226 Berkeley Place), and historic images of Brooklyn

1980-2000s
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Bill Clinton inauguration and election night party invitations
1992-1993
Box: 19 Folder : 8 Mayor David Dinkins - New-York Historical Society
1993
Box: 74 Item : - St. Mary's Community Services - Preserving Community Art Award to EGO plaque
1995
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Park Slope Civic Council Volunteer Award - EGO
1996
Box: 76 Folder : - Ortner caricatures by Sam Norkin

General

Oversize

1996
Box: 19 Folder : 9 "House of Ortner" dinner menus and hummus certificate
1997-2005
Box: 19 Folder : 10 Eggenhofer art sale

General

Includes photographs

1999
Box: 19 Folder : 11 E + E memorabilia

General

Includes Ortner party ephemera and photographs

1999-2008
Box: 19 Folder : 12 Documents

General

Includes correspondence, EHO biographical statement, EHO talk on Park Slope, statement on EHO by EGO, statements on the Berkeley Carroll plan, and poem

2000-2010
Box: 19 Folder : 13 Postal cards
2001
Box: 19 Folder : 14 E + E anniversary dinners

General

Includes photograph

2001-2002
Box: 19 Folder : 15 Awards
2002
Box: 19 Folder : 16 Preservation League of New York State award

General

Includes photographs

2002
Box: 19 Folder : 17 Clippings and ephemera

General

Includes correspondence, event invitations and programs, and photographs of an Ortner party

2004-2010
Box: 39 Folder : 11 EHO birthday poem
2005
Box: 19 Folder : 18 BAM - EGO memorial service
2006
Box: 19 Folder : 19 Lucy G. Moses Award
2006
Box: 71 Item : - Lucy G. Moses award statue
2006
Box: 19 Folder : 20 EGO memorials and EHO letter to New York Times
2006-2007
Box: 19 Folder : 21 EHO curriculum vitae and award correspondence
2006-2009
Box: 76 Folder : - Evelyn Ortner Memorial Day proclamation

General

Oversize

2007
Box: 19 Folder : 22 EGO memorabilia
2009-2010
Box: 19 Folder : 23 EHO oral history interview

General

Recorded in 2003

2010
Box: 19 Folder : 24 Miscellaneous

General

Includes proposal for a photographic survey of historic buildings, 1871 Report of the City Clerk of the City of Brooklyn (pages 350-351), poem by EHO (1960), 12th Street preschool negatives, and ephemera

1871, 1960-2000s

Sub-series 3.2: Personal correspondence, 1939-2010. 1.2 Linear Feet in seventeen folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series primarily consists of letters and cards written by the Ortners' friends and family, dating from 1939 to 2010. It also includes a small amount of clippings and ephemera, as well some outgoing correspondence written. Some notable correspondents include as President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Mayor John V. Lindsay, State Senator William T. Conklin, and Borough President Sebastian Leone. Items of note include the Ortners' love letters and a draft letter to the Brooklyn Union Gas Company regarding the Cinderalla project.

Correspondence relating to brownstones and historic preservation can be found in Series 10: Brownstone correspondence.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 79 Folder : 8 Ortner family correspondence
1939-1964
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Special correspondence (letters)

General

Includes President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, and draft letter to Brooklyn Union Gas Company regarding Cinderella Award

1951-1993
Box: 8 Folder : 5-7 Special correspondence (cards) (3 folders)
1951-1993
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Special correspondence (ephemera)
1951-1993
Box: 9 Folder : 2-4 E + E correspondence (3 folders)

General

Includes New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay, New York State Senator William T. Conklin, Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone, and love letters from EHO to EGO

1953-1983
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Sympathy cards for EGO's parents
1969-1970
Box: 9 Folder : 6 EGO cards
1983-1984
Box: 9 Folder : 7 EHO complaint letters
1990-2004
Box: 10 Folder : 1 Correspondence
1995-2005
Box: 10 Folder : 2-3 Correspondence (2 folders)
1999-2009
Box: 10 Folder : 4 EHO letters to New York Times
2007-2008
Box: 10 Folder : 5 EHO e-mails
2009-2010

Sub-series 3.3: Publicity, 1969-2004. 0.75 Linear Feet in nine folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains ephemera, clippings, correspondence, and clippings related to the Ortners' role in Brooklyn cultural organizations and the historic preservation movement, dating from 1969 to 2004. Major institutions represented in the sub-series include the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Museum, Long Island Historical Society, Back to the City Conference, Montauk Club, and Brownstone Revival Committee. EGO's career as an interior designer is also represented in the sub-series.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 10 Folder : 6-7 E + E publicity (2 folders)

General

Includes photographs, U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond, BAM, Brooklyn Museum, Long Island Historical Society, other cultural institutions, historic preservation, and interior design

1969-1979
Box: 11 Folder : 1-2 EGO personal publicity (2 folders)

General

Includes photographs, ephemera, correspondence, and clippings. Covers cultural institutions (especially BAM), historic preservation, and interior design.

1970s
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Publicity - Lectures and clippings

General

Includes resumes

1974-2004
Box: 11 Folder : 4 EHO publicity
1976-1980s
Box: 11 Folder : 5-6 E + E publicity (2 folders)

General

Includes photographs, historic preservation, interior design, Back to the City, Montauk Club, Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Long Island Historical Society, New York Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond

1978-1981
Box: 12 Folder : 1 EGO publicity

General

Includes photograph

1979-1999

Sub-series 3.4: 272 Berkeley Place, circa 1905-2009 1954-2009. 2 Linear Feet in ten folders and one flat box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of files material related to the Ortner's home at 272 Berkeley Place in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. It includes photographs, mortgages, a guest book, and other files, dating from circa 1905 to 2009. It also includes material related to Elsie Hincken, the first owner of the building. Additional photographs and other files related to the building can be found in Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs,  Series 4: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation photographs, and  Series 12: Historic District Designation Reports.

Arrangement

Generally arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 11 Copy of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill owned by Elsie Hincken
circa 1905
Box: 23 Folder : 13 Guest book
1954-1986
Box: 72 Folder : - 272 Berkeley Place interior photograph?

General

Oversize

circa 1960s
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Williamsburgh Savings Bank - Mortgage
1963-1978
Box: 24 Folder : 2 272 Berkeley Place directions
circa 1968
Box: 24 Folder : 3 272 Berkeley Place burglaries

General

Includes photographs and slides

1979-1980
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Studio apartment advertisement
circa 1990s
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Bluestone sidewalks
1993-1995
Box: 24 Folder : 6 272 Berkeley Place notes
2000s
Box: 24 Folder : 7 272 Berkeley Place interior photographs by Madeleine Isom
2002
Box: 72 Folder : - 272 Berkeley Place interior photographs by Levi Stolove

General

Oversize

circa 2006
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Elsie Hincken - First owner of 272 Berkeley Place - Notes by EHO
2007-2008

Sub-series 3.5: Finances, 1963-2008. 0.25 Linear Feet in three folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consist of the Ortners' expense journals and income tax returns, dating from 1963 to 2008.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Expense journals (three volumes)
1963-2001
Box: 13 Folder : 4-5 Income tax returns (two folders)
1996-2008

Sub-series 3.6: Address books, circa 1960s-2000s. 0.1 Linear Feet in one folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains the Ortner's address books, dating from circa 1960s to 2000s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Address books
circa 1960s-2000s

Sub-series 3.7: Daily diaries, 1968-2009. 0.9 Linear Feet in three folders and one small box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of daily diaries that track the day-to-day affairs of the Ortners, dating from 1968 to 2009.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Daily diaries and notes
1968, 1974
Box: 14 Folder : 1-2 Daily diaries (2 folders)
1981-1985
Box: 15 Folder : - Daily diaries (36 diaries)
1985-2009

Sub-series 3.8: Personal computer, 2000s-2012. 1.16 Linear Feet in one personal computer

Conditions Governing Access

This computer is currently unprocessed and unavailable to researchers.

Scope and Contents

The collection includes one personal computer that belonged to the Ortners from the 2000s to 2012.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Item: Personal computer (1 of 1) Item : - Personal computer
2000s-2012

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Series 4: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation photographs, circa 1880s-2002

Scope and Contents

The series contains photographs related to Brooklyn and historic preservation in a variety of formats, dating from circa 1880s to 2002. Formats include prints, slides, negatives, and glass plate negatives. The series includes original photograghs by EHO, copy photographs of historic images used by EHO in lectures, and a small amount of original photographs taken by other photographers.

Additional photographs taken by the Ortners can be found in Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs.

Arrangement

The series is organized into three sub-series:

Sub-series 4.1: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation prints and negatives

Sub-series 4.2: Brooklyn, Historic Preservation, and personal negatives

Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides

Sub-series 4.1: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation prints and negatives, circa 1880s-2002. 6.14 Linear Feet in one manuscript box, four flat boxes, two glass slide boxes, five folders, and three oversize folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains original photograghs by EHO, copy photographs of historic images used by EHO in lectures, and a small amount of original photographs taken by other photographers. The photographs date from circa 1881 to 2002. The sub-series includes prints, negatives (mostly sized 4" x 5"), lithographic prints, two stereocards, four glass-plate negatives, and one glass lantern slide. They primarily document buildings in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Flatbush, and Prospect Park South. It includes photographs related to the Brownstone Revival Comittee, the Back to the City Conference, and Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella projects. Of note are a set of interior and exterior photographs of Prospect Park's Litchfield Villa.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 72 Folder : - View of St. Paul's Church and the Broadway Stages, N.Y. 1831
circa 1881
Box: 47 Folder : 12 Olde New York photographs and research

General

Includes stereocards

circa 1880s-2002
Box: 75 Folder : - Connecting New York and Brooklyn by the Electric Trolley. Finishing the Great Work at the New York Terminus of the Brooklyn Bridge.

General

Oversize

circa 1898
Box: 76 Folder : - "Bird's-eye View of the Greater New York" by Hughson Hawley print

General

Oversize

circa 1900s
Box: Oversize Glass Negative box Folder : - Ports and terminals glass-plate negatives

General

Includes the second 3rd Avenue Bridge (1868), Marginal Street at Pier 11 (1911), and St. George Ferry Terminal perspective drawing by Carrere and Hastings

circa 1910s
Box: 77 Folder : - Pier 4, E.R. and Canal Boat Basin - Panorama - Oversize glass-plate negative
circa 1910s
Box: Glass Slide box Folder : - Nielsen's Havana cigar store (209 West 48th Street, New York) glass lantern slide
circa 1920s
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Panoramic View of the North Side of Forty-Second Street from Fifth to Lexington Avenues 1876

General

Oversize

1922
Box: 47 Folder : 13 Ports and terminals negatives and prints
1942-circa 1970s
Box: 47 Folder : 14 Park Slope historical copy negatives (4"x5")
circa 1960s
Box: 76 Folder : - Unidentified street scene print

General

Oversize

circa 1960s
Box: 47 Folder : 15 Litchfield Villa prints on board (1 of 2)

General

V1974.12

circa 1965
Box: 48 Folder : 1 Litchfield Villa prints on board (2 of 2)

General

V1974.12

circa 1965
Box: 48 Folder : 2 Litchfield Villa prints

General

V1974.12

circa 1965
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Litchfield Villa contact sheets

General

V1974.12

circa 1965
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Park Slope photographs
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Brownstone photographs

General

Possibly used for Park Slope Historic District designation

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Women in Victorian dress photographs
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 7 Brownstones and other photographs
circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 8 Cranford Construction Company buildings in Park Slope copy negatives

General

V1991.136. Photographs taken by B. Hellmich in 1914-1915. Includes Flatbush Avenue and surrounding blocks in the Park Slope and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Copy prints created by EHO and owned by Roger Imperial.

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous prints and contact sheets
circa 1966-1980s
Box: 54 Folder : - Assorted 8"x10" prints

General

Includes photographs of Brownstones, residents, community events, and the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella projects

1970s
Box: 73 Folder : - Historic waterfront copy prints

General

Oversize

circa 1970s
Box: 73 Folder : - Ports and terminals copy prints
circa 1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 10 Mural color transparencies and print
circa 1970s
Box: 48 Folder : 11 Mr. Hoecker in Winton #43 automobile in circa 1899 copy print

General

V1973.5.1949/b

1973
Box: 48 Folder : 12 Park Slope Landmark photographs
circa 1973
Box: 48 Folder : 13 Wooden houses photographs
1975-1988
Box: 48 Folder : 14 BRC and BTTC photographs

General

Includes Long Island Historical Society (1978), Trinity Church (1978), Carroll Gardens poster (1978), BRC workshop at Con Ed (1989), 39 White Street (Manhattan, 1989), Holdenstein lecture (1994), Workshop/exhibition room (1994)

circa 1976-1994
Box: 48 Folder : 15 EHO contact sheets returned by the Municipal Art Society of New York

General

Includes R74

1979
Box: 75 Folder : - Grand Army Plaza aerial photograph by Jim Kalett
circa 1970s-1980s
Box: 48 Folder : 16 Prospect Park South photographs
circa 1980s
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Flatbush walking tour photographs
1987-1988
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Aerial view contact sheet and negatives

General

Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Grand Army Plaza, Gowanus Canal, waterfront, and Park Slope

1988
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Grand Central Station with Brooklyn Botanic Garden photograph - Prints and negatives
1989

Sub-series 4.2: Brooklyn, Historic Preservation, and personal negatives, 1972-1991. 0.7 Linear Feet in two photographic negative boxes

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains 35mm negative strips taken by Everett Ortner, dating from 1972 to 1991. It includes snapshots and copy negatives of historic images taken by Ortner. The photographs document Brooklyn (especially buildings, landmarks, and festivals), Manhattan (buildings), friends, and travels. Some photographs were taken while Ortner was attending Back to the City conferences in St. Paul (MN) and Hartford (CT). Ortner was an amateur photographer and notes regarding the type of film and cameras he used are sometimes included in the file title of the negatives. Additional copies of some of these images can be found in Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides. Of note are photographs of the removal of the "Herald of Peace" statue from the Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch in Grand Army Plaza.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Clock Assembly, 8th Avenue and 7th Islands, plus superb picture of Montauk Club
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Berkeley Window Box Party and Arch (E72)
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Festa - Greenpoint and passport photo copies (A72)
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 4 272 Berkeley Place interior pix and classic head pix
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 5 Brooklyn chewing gum and Lincoln Place Block Party (D72)
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Princeton and Buegeleisen anniversary party (B72)
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Harvey and Hazel 50th Anniversary and Triangle Parks publicity (C72)
1972
Box: 49 Folder : 8 Miscellaneous (I73)
circa 1973
Box: 49 Folder : 9 Friends (?) and Grand Army Plaza (H73)
circa 1973
Box: 49 Folder : 10 Portraits of EHO, EGO, G, and Mara (pets) (H73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 11 Shelter Island (A73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 12 Shelter Island (E73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 13 Brooklyn postcards (including Academy) (B73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 14 234 Lincoln Place for Clem Labine (C73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 15 House on Lincoln Place, 8th Avenue houses, and Keystone Everflash (D73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 16 Leica CL pix (F72)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 17 Leica CL pix (G72)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 18 EGO in front of Adams Houses, Mara (pet dog), and Hoecker car in 1899 (K73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 19 Fire Island (F73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 20 Machu Picchu I (G73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 21 Machu Picchu II (L73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 22 Chicago (M73)
1973
Box: 49 Folder : 23 House tour publicity - Model Geraldine Ventrice (M74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 24 Customs House 1 (Q74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 25 Customs House 2 (K74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 26 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) / Triangle #2 (S74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 27 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) party with Redgrove (J74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 28 Claire's 40 1 (A74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 29 Claire's 40 2 (B74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 30 Inca in the Window (E74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 31 Marshall's summer place (C74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 32 Marshall's summer place (D74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 33 Flatbush Avenue Festival (Beame (?) and EGO) (L74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 34 Brooklyn view from Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower and Van Cortlandt House, Philipse Manor (N74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 35 Sleepy Hollow (I74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 36 Hudson houses, Poughkeepsie, etc. (P74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 37 Flatbush houses, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) painting, Customs House (O74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 38 Flatbush houses (Japanese and others) (H74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 39 Custom House, Battery Park (R74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 40 Hudson tours 1 (F74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 41 Hudson tours 2 (G74)
1974
Box: 49 Folder : 42 Montrose Morris and interior of his home / 8th Avenue and Montauk Club / Olmsted and Vaux plan for Prospect Park (H75)
circa 1975
Box: 49 Folder : 43 Ports and Terminals copy negs
circa 1975
Box: 49 Folder : 44 Park Slope (Arch, park, Montauk Club details - Konica lens) (L75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 45 St. Paul - Endicott Building (Cass Gilbert) (Ilford film) (A75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 46 St. Paul (B75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 47 St. Paul (C75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 48 Night shots of Manhattan from Brooklyn Heights (K75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 49 Customs House and Cavaglieri drawings (J75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 50 Hartford, Connecticut (D75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 51 Hartford, Connecticut (E75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 52 Villard Houses - Interior
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 53 Chicago 1 (F75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 54 Chicago 2 (I75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 55 Chicago 3 (G75)
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 56 Greenpoint Festa
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 57 Greenpoint Festa and Marshall's country place
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 58 Marshall's country place A
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 59 Marshall's country place B
1975
Box: 49 Folder : 60 Gardiner Island and port copy negs
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 1 Woolworth Building - Wemple (T75)
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 2 Minnesota
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 3 St. Paul
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 4 St. Paul
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 5 St. Paul
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 6 St. Paul
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 7 St. Paul and Boston
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 8 Boston and Ellis Island
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 9 Hallway details and Inca
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 10 Museum Open House
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 11 Museum Open House
1975
Box: 50 Folder : 12 Minox EL pictures
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 13 EGO portraits
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 14 8th Avenue houses repairs (Einhorn and Surgon) and Views from Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 15 Job: 1006 - Roll No.: 1
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 16 Job: 1006 - Roll No.: 2
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 17 Job: 1006 - Roll No.: 2
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 18 Museum Ball (Minox EL)
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 19 Red Groom's sculpture show at Marlborough Gallery, New York
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 20 Greenpoint Festa
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 21 Everett sail and Lower Manhattan
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 22 Grand Army Plaza (Celestron 1250 mm lens)
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 23 Grand Army Plaza - Removing "Herald of Peace" from Quadriga
1976
Box: 50 Folder : 24 Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Japanese Hill-and0Pond Garden
circa 1980s
Box: 50 Folder : 25 EHO and two others
circa 1980s
Box: 50 Folder : 26 Home interior?
circa 1980s
Box: 50 Folder : 27 Cass Gilbert's Custom House
1986
Box: 50 Folder : 28 Federal Hall
1986
Box: 50 Folder : 29 Abraham Lincoln in Prospect Park / Litchfield / Landmarks hearings / Jewish cemetery in Manhattan / Bryce Canyon and more southwest
circa 1987
Box: 50 Folder : 30 Ladies Miles stuff
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 31 Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Forsythia Day
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 32 Majestic Theater under renovation - Fulton Street
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 33 359 Broadway (Brady Gallery) / College Place / American Express (Hubert Street) / Western Union (23rd Street and 5th Avenue) / LIRR doors / Mayor Koch election sign (2nd Avenue and 60th Street)
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 34 On-off Broadway #1 (Ricoh FF-AF)
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 35 Mesa Verde and SoHo (one shot of [illegible] journalist at Montauk)
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 36 Flagpole at 42nd Street library / Shaving Jason and Argus in house / 5th Avenue and 42nd Street - northeast corner - Levi Morton house / Oriole and architectural ornamentation - where? / Art deco tower -? / Two bridges from Manhattan scenic
circa 1987
Box: 50 Folder : 37 Snapshots - Madison Square to Weehawken Street
circa 1987
Box: 50 Folder : 38 Washington plaque / Under bridge / 359 Broadway / 42nd Street
1987
Box: 50 Folder : 39 Children's Aid stuff / Lincoln photo February 1960 by Brody / Harry and Hazel at Coney Island circa 1925? / All copy stuff
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 40 Children's Aid stuff / Larry Rutyna (?) and brother
circa 1988
Box: 50 Folder : 41 Guastavino Houses - West 78th Street #1 and lower Manhattan from Fulton Landing on a clear day
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 42 Guastavino Houses - West 78th Street #2 / North and South groups / North side: 121-136, six houses / South side: 118-134, nine houses
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 43 Fourth Avenue and Flatbush area
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 44 Indonesians at Hilary Beecher party
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 45 BRC Broadway tours with Joe Zito / To Mets game with Labines and Mav Shalls (?) / Queensboro Bridge approach / Montauk friends / Degas at Met Museum
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 46 Constitutional Convention, Poughkeepsie, New York
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 47 Wooden houses / Washington Avenue / Berkeley Place
1988
Box: 50 Folder : 48 Navy Yard old officer's houses / Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1989
Box: 50 Folder : 49 Brooklyn Botanic Garden photo in Grand Central
1989
Box: 50 Folder : 50 Some India with Claire and EGO and Princes (?) party
1989
Box: 50 Folder : 51 Old New York pix copied from slides
1989
Box: 50 Folder : 52 Family party at Levins (?)
1990
Box: 50 Folder : 53 Vermont and Sumi modeling
1990
Box: 50 Folder : 54 Montauk Club Man of the Year celebration
1991

Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides, 1959-2005. 8 Linear Feet in thirteen slide boxes and one slide binder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains 35mm slides, mostly taken by Everett Ortner, dating from 1959 to 2005. The majority of the slides were used in lectures delivered by Ortner. Files related to these lectures can be found in Series 5: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation lectures. Geographically the slides cover Brooklyn (especially the neighborhood of Park Slope) and Manhattan. They predomidantly feature buildings, as well as festivals (especially the Atlantic Antic and the Giglio Feast of Williamsburg), landmarks, and the waterfront. The sub-series also includes numerous copy slides of historic Brooklyn images. In addition to lecture slides, the subseries contains a small amount of personal photographs.

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically by title. Titles were derived from labels found on binders and other boxes that originally housed the slides.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: Slides by Accession # binder Folder : - Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton

General

V1982.008

1962-1963, 1977
Box: 55 Folder : 1-10 Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park

General

Includes Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park West, and Pavilion Theater

1967-1997
Box: 55 Folder : 11-15 Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Green-Wood Cemetery

General

Includes Weir-McGovern Greenhouse and Front Street Church/Rectory

1970-1998
Box: 56 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Historic

General

Includes copy slides of 19th and early 20th century images, Prospect Park, breweries, Flatbush Avenue, Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower (interiors, exteriors, and views from the tower), maps, Battle of Long Island, waterfront, Downtown Brooklyn, Myrtle Avenue elevated railroad, and New York Transit Museum

1969-1996
Box: 56 Folder : 2-9 Brooklyn Historic 2

General

Includes copy slides of 19th and 20th century images (some of which were used in the 2005 and the 2007 Brownstone calendars)

1971-2001
Box: 56 Folder : 10-14 Brooklyn Lecture

General

See related lecture notes in Box 38

1972-1988
Box: 56 Folder : 14-21 Brooklyn Neighborhoods

General

Includes Greenpoint, Ditmas Park, Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, other neighborhoods, and Irish Fair in DUMBO (1981)

1973-1988
Box: 56 Folder : 22-24 Brooklyn Neighborhoods 2

General

Includes Williamsburg Festa (Giglio Feast), Atlantic Antic, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights, other neighborhoods, and Macy's fireworks

1968-2001
Box: 57 Folder : 1-13 Brooklyn Neighborhoods 2
1968-2001
Box: 57 Folder : 14-15 Brooklyn Nostalgia and Mallification
1974-2000
Box: 57 Folder : 16-25 Brooklyn Miscellaneous

General

Includes Williamsburg Festa (Giglio Feast), Atlantic Antic, Buryea House (East New York), Prospect Park Tennis House, Mermaid Parade, Navy Yard Officers' Houses, Sunset Park waterfront, Broadway elevated train, Clinton Hill, Park Slope, churches and cemeteries, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden

1972-2000
Box: 58 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Miscellaneous
1972-2000
Box: 58 Folder : 1-9 Brooklyn Places and Institutions

General

Includes Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, Prospect Park West, Erie Basin, Coney Island amusements, Back to Brooklyn Festival, Long Island Historical Society, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Post Office and other civic buildings, Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead, Brooklyn Bridge, Fulton Ferry, Brooklyn Heights Promenade (Esplanade), Verrazano Bridge, Jay Street Firehouse, and Sunset Park waterfront

1973-1998
Box: 58 Folder : 9-12 Brooklyn Waterfront

General

Includes Sea Gate, Coney Island, Half Moon Hotel, New York Harbor, Brighton Beach, Bay Ridge, Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kingsborough Community College, Verrazano Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge, 45th Street docks, Italy-Brooklyn boat race, old Brooklyn warehouses, Brooklyn dry dock, Isbrandtsen Terminal, old C.G. Armory, Brooklyn Army Terminal, and docks

1980-1986
Box: 58 Folder : 13-24 Broadway (Manhattan)
1976-1988
Box: 59 Folder : 1-4 Broadway (Manhattan)
1976-1988
Box: 59 Folder : 4-7 Brownstone Age
1975-1990
Box: 59 Folder : 8-9 Brownstone Seminar #1
1974-2001
Box: 67 Folder : 11-12 Brownstone Style Part 2

General

Includes Brooklyn Heights, Smith Street, Greenwich Village, Washington Square, St. Luke's Place, Central Park, Upper West Side, and Harlem. See related lecture notes in Box 37.

1973-2000
Box: 59 Folder : 9-18 Ellis Island and other slides

General

Includes Sailors Snug Harbor, OP Sail (July 4, 1976), Statue of Liberty Fireworks (July 4, 1986), July 4th Fireworks (1990), and Tall Ships (1992)

1975-1992
Volume: Slides by Accession # binder Folder : - FDNY Ladder 114 firehouse (Sunset Park)

General

V1982.008

1977
Box: 59 Folder : 18-24 Fun, Townhouses, Odds and Ends, etc.

General

Some of these slides were used for a slideshow at a Fisher fundraiser held on May 30, 2000. Includes images of buildings in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Doylestown (PA), Cleveland (OH), Buffalo (NY), Morgantown (WV), Deerfield (MA), West Point (NY), Detroit (MI), and New Harmony (IN). Also includes images of the Atlantic Antic, Williamsburg Festa (Giglio Feast), Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Ellis Island and the East River, Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park, 272 Berkeley Place dining room, and foreign travel. See related lecture notes in Box 38.

1967-2001
Box: 60 Folder : 1-2 Fun, Townhouses, Odds and Ends, etc.
1967-2001
Box: 60 Folder : 2-9 Inside a Brownstone
1968-1980
Volume: Slides by Accession # binder Folder : - Long Island Historical Society - Miss Maud Dilliard in Children's History Room

General

V1982.008

1963
Box: 60 Folder : 10-23 Manhattan above 14th Street
1969-1981
Box: 60 Folder : 24 Manhattan above 14th Street 2
1973-1991
Box: 61 Folder : 1-10 Manhattan above 14th Street 2
1973-1991
Box: 61 Folder : 10-22 Manhattan - Canal Street to 14th Street
1968-2000
Box: 61 Folder : 22-24 Manhattan Historical and Brownstone Stuff

General

Mostly copy slides of historical images. Some images used in Brownstone calendars. Some slides used in Midtown Manhattan presentation (July 1, 1980), and an index of those slides are available in box 38.

1971-2001
Box: 62 Folder : 1-14 Manhattan Historical and Brownstone Stuff
1971-2001
Box: 62 Folder : 15-17 Manhattan - Miscellaneous
1969-2000
Box: 62 Folder : 18-24 Naked Ladies of Brooklyn

General

Photographs of Brooklyn statuary and building ornamentation by John J. Gallagher. Presented by Gallagher at the Montauk Club on October 24, 1991. The photographs were originally taken from 1988-1989 (see Sub-series 4.1: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation prints and negatives). There are four series of numbered slides in the set: One numbered 1-120, which was missing slides 54-55, 108-109, and 111-112; one numbered 181-187; one numbered 37-54, of which the 49th slide was labeled "No Pix"; and one numbered 1-19, which was missing slide 3. Also included were numerous unnumbered slides mixed among some of the numbered sets. It is probable that the numbers on certain slide pages had worn off prior to donation. In addition to the slides, there are prints and negatives of the images available in Box 38.

1991
Box: 63 Folder : 1 Naked Ladies of Brooklyn
1991
Box: 63 Folder : 2-11 New York Historical

General

Mostly copy slides of historical Mahattan images, with a few contemporary Brooklyn building photographs. The first 20 slides were labeled "BRC 2005 Catalogue Dupes."

1969-2005
Box: 63 Folder : 11-23 New York Miscellaneous

General

A mix of copy slides of historical Manhattan images and contemporary Manhattan photographs.

1976-1998
Box: 63 Folder : 24 Olde New York

General

A mix of copy slides of historical images and lecture slides

1977-1978
Box: 64 Folder : 1-2 Olde New York
1977-1988
Box: 64 Folder : 2-10 Park Slope 1

General

Includes photographs of the interior of 272 Berkeley Place (2000s). Primarily building exteriors, with some photographs of community activities (Christmas corralling, Montauk Club tour, street fairs).

1967-2000s
Box: 64 Folder : 10-22 Park Slope 2

General

Primarily building exteriors, with some photographs of community activities (Christmas corralling, Prospect Park Turkey Trot, Berkeley Place Festival, street fairs).

1967-2000
Box: 64 Folder : 22-24 Park Slope Landmarks

General

A mix of copy slides of historical images and contemporary photographs. See related lecture notes in Box 37.

1971-1997
Box: 65 Folder : 1-3 Park Slope Landmarks
1971-1997
Box: 65 Folder : 4-6 More Park Slope

General

A mix of copy slides of historical images and contemporary photographs (building exteriors and Berkeley Place Festival /Block Party)

1969-1985
Box: 65 Folder : 7-17 Personal

General

Includes photographs of vacations, home (272 Berkeley Place), friends, events, and portraits of the Ortners. Photographs of Paris taken by EGO (1982)

1959-2000s
Box: 65 Folder : 17-22 Personal - Miscellaneous

General

Consists of photographs of vacations, home (272 Berkeley Place), friends, events, and portraits of the Ortners. Includes 110 Instamatic (12mm x 16mm) slides.

1959-2002
Volume: Slides by Accession # binder Folder : - Prospect Lefferts Gardens

General

V1982.008

1977
Box: 65 Folder : 23-24 Row House Styles - John J. Gallagher

General

Slides for a lecture presented by John J. Gallagher in 1988. Includes images of Brooklyn building exteriors. Related lecture notes are located in box 38.

circa 1960s-1990
Box: 66 Folder : 1-7 Row-House Styles - John J. Gallagher
circa 1960s-1990
Box: 66 Folder : 8-21 Row-House photographs - John J. Gallagher
circa 1960s-1991
Box: 66 Folder : 21-23 Socrates Sculpture Park and Shea Stadium, Queens
1986-1988
Box: 67 Folder : 13-15 Statue of Liberty restoration
1984
Box: 66 Folder : 24 Townhouses Around the World

General

Lecture by EHO. See related lecture notes in Box 38.

1975-2001
Box: 67 Folder : 1-2 Townhouses Around the World
1975-2001
Box: 67 Folder : 3-4 Transportation

General

Mostly copy slides of historic images. Includes subways, ports, railroads, ferries, etc.

1976-1989
Box: 67 Folder : 4-6 Victorian Interiors

General

Mostly copy slides of historic images. Related lecture notes are located in box 38.

1975-circa 1990s
Box: 67 Folder : 7-9 U.S. Bicentennial
1976

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Series 5: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation lectures, 1970s-2006. 4.5 Linear Feet in one manuscript box, four folders, one oversize folder, three audiocassettes, and one VHS tape

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains files on Brooklyn and historic preservation lectures, dating from the 1970s to 2006. The lectures were primarily delivered by EHO. The files include lecture notes, slide lists, transcripts, clippings, photographs, flyers, audio cassette recordings, and one VHS tape.

Related slides can be found in Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides.

Additional lectures delivered by EHO can be found in Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs,  Sub-series 3.3: Publicity, and  Sub-series 7.2: Brownstone Revival Committee lectures, seminars, and workshops.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 76 Folder : - History and Architecture of Park Slope lecture and slideshow by EGO flyers

General

Oversize

circa 1970s-1980s
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Park Slope lectures and walking tours
1970s-2000
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Park Slope Landmarks - History and Architecture lecture notes

General

Related slides available in boxes 64 and 65

circa 1972-1997
Box: 39 Folder : 12 EHO Urban Land Institute talk

General

Includes Brooklyn Union Gas Company, BRC, and portraits of EHO and Fred H.J. Rider

1973
Box: 37 Folder : 7 Brownstone Style lecture notes

General

Related slides available in box 67

1973-2000
Box: 38 Folder : 1 Lectures and articles (1 of 2)

General

Includes Back to the City Conference and Long Island Historical Society

1975-1993
Box: 38 Folder : 2 Lectures and articles (2 of 2)
1975-1993
Box: 38 Folder : 3 Midtown Manhattan lecture slide index

General

Related slides available in "Manhattan Historical and Brownstone stuff, 1971-2001" file

1980
Box: 52 Cassette : - History of Brooklyn at Montauk Club audio cassette
1981
Box: 38 Folder : 4 Row-House Style lecture by John J. Gallagher slide index and notes

General

Related slides available in boxes 65 and 66

1985-1988
Box: 38 Folder : 5 Brooklyn Lecture notes

General

Related slides available in box 56.

circa 1988
Box: 38 Folder : 6 Naked Ladies of Brooklyn lecture by John J. Gallagher

General

Held at the Montauk Club on October 24, 1991. Includes flyers and prints/negatives of Brooklyn statuary and building ornamentation. Related slides available in boxes 62 and 63.

1988-1991
Box: 38 Folder : 7 Brooklyn lecture notes
1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 8 Victorian Interiors lecture by EGO notes

General

Related slides available in box 67

circa 1990s
Box: 38 Folder : 9 July 4th orations by EHO
1990-2003
Box: 78 Cassette : 5 Broadway-Flushing Homeowners' Association lecture - EHO, Frank Newton, and Marty Gallant (VHS tape)

General

Related ephemera also available in box 78

1993
Box: 38 Folder : 10 Brownstone Basics #1 lecture

General

Related slides available in "Olde New York, 1977-1988" (boxes 63 and 64)

2000s
Box: 38 Folder : 11 Olde New York slide indexes

General

Related slides available in boxes 63 and 64

circa 2000s
Box: 38 Folder : 12 EHO talks
2000
Box: 38 Folder : 13 Fun, Townhouses, Odds and Ends, etc. slide indexes and ephemera

General

Related slides available in boxes 59 and 60

2000
Box: 52 Cassette : - Brownstone #1 audio cassette
circa 2000
Box: 52 Cassette : - Brownstone #2 audio cassette
circa 2000
Box: 38 Folder : 14 Townhouses Around the World lecture notes

General

Related slides available in boxes 66 and 67

circa 2001
Box: 38 Folder : 15 Brooklyn Nostalgia and Mallification slide indexes

General

Precede to Olde New York lecture. Related slides available in box 57.

2004
Box: 38 Folder : 16 EHO lecture at The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
2005-2006

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Series 6: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation general files, circa 1880-2008. 22.45 Linear Feet in eleven manuscript boxes, five flat boxes, two small boxes, two film canisters, and one oversize folder

Arrangement

The series contains an assortment of unorganized files that were arranged chronologically by the processing archivist.

Scope and Contents

This series is comprised of assorted files relating to Brooklyn (history and culture) and the historic preservation movement that were collected by the Ortners, dating from circa 1880 to 2008. The files include publications, typescripts, correspondence, photographs, posters, 16mm films, VHS tapes, notes, and other materials. It contains a small of amount of historical memorabilia, including an engraving print of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, a Brooklyn Young Republicans ribbon, and a menu from Trommer's restaurant. Architectural drawings for buildings on the south side of Ninth Street (east of Eighth Avenue) in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn are also available in the series.

The series documents several Brooklyn organizations, including the Park Slope Betterment Committee, Park Slope Block Association, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Brooklyn Museum, Long Island Historical Society/Brooklyn Historical Society (LIHS/BHS), Brownstone Revival Committee/Coalition, Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella projects, and Preservation Volunteers. Of particular note are the files relating to the Park Slope Betterment Committee, which was established in the mid-1960s and was a precursor to the Park Slope Civic Council. The efforts of these groups led to landmarking of the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn. Also of note are files relating to the Board of Directors of both BAM and LIHS/BHS.

The series contains two 16mm films: a WCBS-TV Eye on New York segment titled "So You Want To Own A Brownstone" and a film titled Brooklyn Bridge.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 15 First Place Methodist Episcopal Church engraving print
circa 1880
Box: 39 Folder : 16 Brooklyn Young Republican Club ribbon
1885
Box: 75 Folder : - Elevation and sections of seven four story and cellar brick houses on the south side of Ninth Street, 237' - 10 1/2" east of Eighth Avenue - Charles Hart, owner and Thomas F. Carroll, architect

General

Oversize architectural drawings

circa 1890s
Box: 40 Folder : 1 New England Society in Brooklyn
1904-1911
Box: 40 Folder : 2 New York City research (1 of 3)
1911-1980s
Box: 40 Folder : 3 New York City research (2 of 3)
1911-1980s
Box: 72 Folder : - New York City research (3 of 3)

General

Oversize. Includes "South Brooklyn and Gowanus in History" by Charles M. Higgins.

1911-1980s
Box: 77 Folder : - Trommer's menu

General

Located at Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street

1920s
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Brooklyn Bridge (Brooklyn Museum)
1958, 1983
Box: 40 Folder : 5 "How They Brought Brooklyn Chewing Gum to the Brownstone Ball" typescript by EHO
1960s
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Park Slope map
1960s
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Prospect Park
1964-1976
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Long Island Historical Society - Prospect Park Centennial
1965
Box: 75 Folder : - Park Slope Civic Council brochure

General

Oversize

circa 1965
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Park Slope Civic Council releases

General

Includes photographs of Frederick W. Richmond

1965-1969
Box: 69 Item : - Prospect Park Centennial medal
1966
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Park Slope Block Association - Preservation
1966-1967
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Park Slope Betterment Committee
1966-1970
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Park Slope Betterment Committee
1966-1974
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Flatbush Avenue Improvement Committee
1966-1974
Box: 41 Folder : 3 House Tours (1 of 2)

General

Includes Brooklyn neighborhoods of Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Prospect Heights, and Hoboken, New Jersey.

1966-1986
Box: 76 Folder : - House Tours (2 of 2)

General

Oversize

1966-1986
Box: 76 Folder : - Up to the minute map of Grand Army Plaza area the scenic hub and cultural centre of Brooklyn

General

Oversize

1967
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Bankers Party
1967-1970
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Park Slope Betterment Committee book
1967-1971
Bin: 2014.003.06.1 Reel : - WCBS-TV News Eye on New York - "So You Want To Own A Brownstone" film
1968
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Park Slope Betterment Committee - Finances
1968-1969
Box: 75 Folder : - Clipping on the Park Slope North Improvement Project with photographs by EHO

General

Oversize

1969
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Landmark Preservation by John S. Pyke Jr.
1969
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Park Slope Betterment Committee
1969-2007
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Secession
1969
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Park Slope Betterment Committee - Prospect Place project (1 of 2)

General

Includes photographs documenting brownstones on Prospect Place by James Kalett

1969-1970
Box: 76 Folder : - Park Slope Betterment Committee - Prospect Place project (2 of 2)

General

Photographs documenting brownstones on Prospect Place by James Kalett in an oversize folder.

1969-1970
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Downtown Brooklyn Development Committee
1969-1971
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Brownstone Archival

General

Includes Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Cinderella II, Victorian Society in America, Park Slope Betterment Committee, and Brownstone Revival Committee

1969-1978
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Master Plan - Brownstone Reference
1969-1982
Box: 76 Folder : - Carroll Gardens architectural preservation poster

General

Oversize. In Italian and English.

circa 1960s-1970s
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) ephemera
1970s
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Fort Greene
1970s
Reel: 2014.003.06.2a,b Reel : - Brooklyn Bridge film (two reels)
circa 1970s
Box: 77 Folder : - The Old-House Journal binder
circa 1970s
Box: 42 Folder : 3 The Victorian Society in America
1970s
Box: 42 Folder : 4-5 Brooklyn and Manhattan walking tours (2 folders)
1970s-1980s
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Brooklyn history

General

Includes Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, New York City Mayor David Dinkins, Long Island Historical Society/Brooklyn Historical Society, Battle of Long Island, Civil War, and Gateway National Recreation Area

1970s-1999
Box: 72 Folder : - Bedford Stuyvesant Beautification Association - Save Our Magnolia ephemera

General

Oversize

1970
Box: 42 Folder : 7 Pasadena
1970
Box: 76 Folder : - Berkeley Place Block Festival poster

General

Oversize

circa 1970
Box: 42 Folder : 8 Swiss article
circa 1970
Box: 42 Folder : 9 New York Times letters
1970-1974
Box: 42 Folder : 10 Air Conditioning
1971
Box: 42 Folder : 11 Brownstone Surveys
1971
Box: 42 Folder : 12 Eliot Janeway interview
1971
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Historic Park Slope poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1971
Box: 42 Folder : 13 Park Slope rezoning
1971
Box: 42 Folder : 14 Wall Street Journal - Park Slope
1971
Box: 42 Folder : 15 Brooklyn Brownstone Conference plaques
1972
Box: 42 Folder : 16 Brownstone Architecture
1972-1974
Box: 43 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
1972-2001
Box: 43 Folder : 2 Boerum Hill
1973-1977
Box: 43 Folder : 3 London - Preservation
1974
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Fulton Ferry Brooklyn (South Street Reporter)
1974-1975
Box: 43 Folder : 5 Brooklyn history
1974-1997
Box: 43 Folder : 6 Brownstone neighborhoods - Jerome Krase
1975
Box: 74 Folder : - "By Bernstein" program/poster - The Chelsea Theater Center of Brooklyn (BAM)
1975
Box: 72 Folder : - Municipal Art Society and NYCOC articles by EHO

General

Oversize. Includes two typescripts.

1975, circa 1984
Box: 43 Folder : 7 Long Island Historical Society building report by Lori Zabar
circa 1975
Box: 43 Folder : 8 Magnolia Tree Earth Center
1975-1976
Box: 43 Folder : 9 Grand Army Plaza Quadriga

General

Includes contact sheet of photographs of the return of statue to the memorial arch

1975-1978
Box: 43 Folder : 10 Brownstone Course
1975-1982
Box: 43 Folder : 11 Long Island Historical Society/Brooklyn Historical Society

General

Includes Board of Directors and Library Committee files

1975-1990
Box: 43 Folder : 12 Bicentennial
1976
Box: 69 Item : - Brooklyn Bicentennial Commission - Prison-Ship Martyrs medal
1976
Box: 43 Folder : 13 Brooklyn Brownstone Bank
1976
Box: 76 Folder : - Building the Brooklyn Bridge: The Original Drawings exhibition poster (Whitney Museum of Art, Downtown Branch)

General

Rolled

1976
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Reprint of Lectures on Ventilation: Being a Course Delivered in the Franklin Institute, Philadelphia during the winter of 1866-67
1976
Box: 43 Folder : 14 Battle of Long Island - Bicentennial project
circa 1976
Box: 43 Folder : 15 Battle of Long Island screenplay
circa 1976
Box: 72 Folder : - Breweries - The Phoenix clipping

General

Oversize

1977
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Robert Bidne exhibition poster (FAR Gallery)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1977
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Cultural ephemera

General

Includes Montauk Club, Congregation Beth Elohim, Atlantic Antic, Chelsea Theater Center, Henry Street Settlement's New Federal Theater, and Prospect Park Environmental Center

1977-1984
Box: 44 Folder : 2 If Stoops Could Speak; A History of First Street - First Street Block Association (Park Slope)
1978
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Old Brooklyn in Early Photographs 1865-1929 exhibition poster (Long Island Historical Society)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1978
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Landmarks Preservation Commission
1978-1984
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Spencer Mews: adapting an abandoned church for residential and commercial use poster (Preservation Bulletin Number Five)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1979
Box: 44 Folder : 3 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)

General

Includes program signed by Count Basie

1979-1983
Box: 44 Folder : 4 Brooklyn Museum ephemera
1979-1985
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 City People posters (summer and winter)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1970s-1980s
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Cities are Neighborhoods / Neighborhoods are People / Conserve the Neighborhoods poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1970s-1980s
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Triangle Parks Committee - Auction and Art Show posters

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1970s-1980s
Box: 44 Folder : 5 Litchfield Villa and Prospect Park
1980s
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Park Slope - Walking tour guide
circa 1980s
Box: 44 Folder : 7-9 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) ephemera (3 folders)
1980s
Box: 44 Folder : 10 Long Island Historical Society - Centennial anniversary celebration
1980
Box: 76 Folder : - Manhattan Skyline by Tony Graham poster

General

Rolled

1980
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Preservation: Reusing America's Energy poster (National Trust Historic Preservation)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1980
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1981
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn Before the Bridge - American paintings from the Long Island Historical Society poster (Brooklyn Museum)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1982
Box: 44 Folder : 11 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) 120 Benefit report
circa 1982
Box: 44 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Local Development Corporation - The Lafayette renovation
1982-1984
Box: 44 Folder : 13 Brooklyn Botanic Garden
1982-1987
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 "Bird's-Eye View of the Great Suspension Bridge" lithograph poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1983
Box: 45 Folder : 1 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial (1 of 2)
1983
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Bridge Centennial (2 of 2)

General

Oversize. Includes Nathan's Famous calendar, wacky hat, issue of The Phoenix, and reissue of  New York Times issue.

1983
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Bridge centennial pennants

General

Oversize

1983
Box: 69 Item : - Brooklyn Bridge centennial medal
1983
Box: 69 Item : - Brooklyn Bridge ceramic dish
circa 1983
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Views of the Brooklyn Bridge poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1983
Box: 72 Folder : - Brownstone News - Annual Brownstone Fair advertisement in The Phoenix

General

Oversize

1983
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Coney Island - Geo clipping
1983
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 I Love New York - Brooklyn - Travel Guide poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1983
Box: 76 Folder : - "In Transit: Two Centuries of Commuting in Brooklyn" - Long Island Historical Society ephemera

General

Oversize

1983
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 South Street Seaport poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1983
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Weeksville: Now and Then
1983
Box: 45 Folder : 4-5 Statue of Liberty restoration (2 folders)

General

Includes photographs. Related slides available in box 67.

1983-1984
Box: 45 Folder : 6 Brooklyn Botanic Garden ephemera
1983-1985
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Brooklyn Museum - The Great East River Bridge exhibition
1983-1985
Box: 45 Folder : 8-9 Long Island Historical Society - Name change (2 folders)

General

Includes Architectural and Engineering Museum Planning Study

1983-1985
Box: 45 Folder : 10 Downtown Brooklyn
1983-1989
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) - Next Wave Festival program

General

Oversize

1984
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn's City Hall exhibition poster (Municipal Arts Society)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1984
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Brownstone stuff

General

Includes clippings, ephemera, and testimony of EHO as Chairman of the Brownstone Revival Committee of New York concerning the Intro. #672 before the City Council (May 17, 1991)

1984-1993
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 From Brooklyn to the Sea: Ships, Seafarers and New York Harbor exhibition poster (Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1985
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Human Proportion - The building of New York's Upper West Side by John J. Gallagher - edited typescript
1985
Box: 46 Folder : 3 New York State Constitutional Bicentennial
1988
Box: 46 Folder : 4 NYC 1898 Consolidation
1988-1998
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn Borough Hall Restoration posters

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1989
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Manhattan Municipal Building Seventy-Fifth Anniversary 1914-1989 poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1989
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Brooklyn clippings
1990s
Box: 46 Folder : 6 Brooklyn Clubs - Research by EHO
1990s
Box: 46 Folder : 7 359 Broadway
1990s
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn poster by Warren Linn (The New Yorker parody)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 1 Film on Brooklyn: Restoration of Bedford Stuyvesant (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 1 Film on Brooklyn: Downtown Brooklyn (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 1 Film on Brooklyn: Rebirth of Atlantic Avenue (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 1 Film on Brooklyn: Partnership in Prospect Heights (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 2 Film on Brownstone Brooklyn: The Brownstones of Brooklyn (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 2 Film on Brownstone Brooklyn: Cinderella of Berkeley Place (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 2 Film on Brownstone Brooklyn: My, My Brooklyn (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 2 Film on Brownstone Brooklyn: Brooklyn, USA -- the Rebirth of an American City (VHS tape)

Existence and Location of Copies

This film has been digitized and is available on Brooklyn Historical Society's Internet Archive account. View the video here.

circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 3 The Battle of Long Island (VHS tape)
circa 1990s
Box: 78 Cassette : 4 Pirnie (VHS tape)

General

In a case labeled "The Brownstones of Brooklyn" -- it is unclear whether the case relates to the tape

circa 1990s
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Flatbush: Architecture and Urban Development from Dutch Settlement to Commercial Strip
1990
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 You Gotta Have Park! poster (Prospect Park)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1990
Box: 46 Folder : 9 Episcopal Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew - Sesquicentennial celebration
1991
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Great New York State Wine and Food Festival poster (Fulton Ferry Landing)

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1992
Box: 46 Folder : 10 "Living in the City" by EHO typescript
1992
Box: 46 Folder : 11 Civil War - Brooklyn
1993
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Park Slope: Northern Exposure - 34th Annual House Tour poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1993
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 Brooklyn Celebrates - 30th Anniversary of the Landmarks Preservation Law poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1995
Box: 46 Folder : 12 Green-Wood Cemetery
1995
Box: 46 Folder : 13 BAM fundraising correspondence
1996
Box: 46 Folder : 14 "The Glory that was Brooklyn Beer" by EHO typescript and research

General

Includes Brooklyn Brewery ephemera

1996
Box: 47 Folder : 1 EHO lectures and other Brownstone events
1996-2005
Box: 47 Folder : 2 New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission - Rowhouse Manual
circa 2000
Box: 78 Cassette : 6-7 "Volunteers At Work" - Preserving America's Historic Sites - Preservation Volunteers (VHS tapes - 2 copies)
2002
Box: 78 Cassette : 8 "Volunteers At Work" - Preserving America's Historic Sites - Preservation Volunteers (VHS tapes - PAL format)
2002
Box: 52 Folder : - WNYC "Brooklyn Brownstones" program audio cassettes (two copies)

General

Profile of EHO

2002
Box: 47 Folder : 3 WNYC "Brooklyn Brownstones" program print outs
2002
Box: 47 Folder : 4 Charles Lockwood correspondence
2003
Box: 78 Cassette : 9 Leffert's House (VHS tape)
2003
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Brownstones

General

Includes Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Preservation Volunteers, Brownstoner bibliography, advertisement for EHO talk "Brownstones and the Brownstone Age," Brownstone Revival Coalition press releases, and Park Slope walking tour

2003-2010
Box: 47 Folder : 6 Preservation Volunteers - Reports and photographs
2004
Box: 47 Folder : 7 "Don't Tell Mayor Brooklyn Bloomberg About the Brownstone Bargain: Low, Low Real Estate Taxes" by EHO
2005
Box: 47 Folder : 8 Robert Furman - Before Brooklyn and After sample chapters
2006
Box: 51 Folder : 7 "Brownstone violation" clipping
2007
Box: 47 Folder : 9 Open House New York
2007
Box: 47 Folder : 10 Park Slope Civic Council - Civic News
2008

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Series 7: Brownstone Revival Comittee records, 1967-2008

Scope and Contents

The series contains files relating to the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC) (later Brownstone Revival Coalition), dating from 1967 to 2008. It includes organizational records, lecture and workshop files, copies of the Brownstone calendar, and issues of the organization's publication, The Brownstoner.

Additional files related to the BRC can be found in Series 3: Everett and Evelyn Ortner personal papers,  Series 5: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation lectures,  Series 6: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation general files,  Series 8: Back to the City Conference,  Series 9: Brownstones and Historic Preservation clippings, and  Series 10: Brownstone correspondence.

Arrangement

The series is organized into five sub-series:

Sub-series 7.1: Brownstone Revival Committee administrative records

Sub-series 7.2: Brownstone Revival Committee lectures, seminars, and workshops

Sub-series 7.3: The Brownstoner

Sub-series 7.4: Brownstone calendars and photographs

Sub-series 7.5: H. Dickson McKenna files

Sub-series 7.1: Brownstone Revival Committee administrative records, 1967-2008. 5.85 Linear Feet in two manuscript boxes, four folders, and two oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains administrative records of the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC) (later the Brownstone Revival Coalition), dating from 1967 to 2008. They include Board of Directors files, correspondence, reports, financial records, photographs, home-buyer's guides, one scrapbook, and ephemera.

The BRC organized the first Back to the City conference in 1974, and some files related to that conference are found in this sub-series.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 10 BRC Historic

General

Includes 1979-1986 board meeting minutes

1967-2004
Box: 26 Folder : 11 Home-Buyer's Guide to New York City Brownstone Neighborhoods
1969
Box: 26 Folder : 12 BRC - General I
1969-1975
Box: 27 Folder : 1 BRC - General II
1968-1974
Box: 27 Folder : 2 BRC - General III
1970-1986
Box: 27 Folder : 3 BRC "Gems"

General

Includes Park Slope walking tour, Gowanus typescript by John Muir, lists of recommended professionals and craftpersons, and other documents

1970s-1998
Box: 27 Folder : 4 BRC vs. IRS
1970-1971
Box: 27 Folder : 5 Brownstone Surveys
1971-2002
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Back to the City tour
1974
Box: 27 Folder : 7 BRC - Publicity

General

Includes Back to the City

1974-1976
Box: 27 Folder : 8 BRC bank, mortgages, and bankers
1975-1976
Box: 27 Folder : 9 BRC board meetings

General

Includes financial records

1977-1983
Box: 28 Folder : 1 BRC Guide to New York City's Fine Old Neighborhoods (fourth edition)
1979
Box: 77 Folder : - Brownstone Revival Committee scrapbook
1979-1980
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Brownstone Revival Committee and Brownstone Fairs

General

Includes photograph of Brooklyn Borough President Sebastian Leone and Brooklyn Union Gas Company President Eugene Luntey with Brownstone billboard

1980-1987
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Reverse Mortgages

General

Includes Ortners' reverse mortgage application for 272 Berkeley Place and issues of the Brownstoner (Spring and Winter 1989, Spring 1990, and Fall 1993)

1982-1994
Box: 28 Folder : 4 Brownstone Revival Coalition of New York
1982-2007
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Brownstone Fair posters

General

Oversize

1986
Box: 75 Folder : - BRC brochure layout

General

Oversize

1986
Box: 28 Folder : 5 BRC correspondence
1986-2000
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Brownstoner Ad appeal/rates
1986-2004
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Brownstone Awards
1989-1993
Box: 28 Folder : 8 BRC membership forms
circa 1990s
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Grants
1990-1996
Box: 28 Folder : 10 BRC miscellaneous
1995-1998
Box: 28 Folder : 11 BRC Board of Directors
1996-1997
Box: 28 Folder : 12 BRC brochure
1996-2001
Box: 29 Folder : 1 BRC bills
1996-2003
Box: 29 Folder : 2 BRC board meetings and mailing lists
2008

Sub-series 7.2: Brownstone Revival Committee lectures, seminars, and workshops, 1970-2004. 0.65 Linear Feet in twelve folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files relating the lectures, workshops, and seminars produced by the Brownstone Revival Comittee (later the Brownstone Revival Coalition), dating from 1970 to 2004. It includes correspondence, flyers, programs, lecture notes, slide lists, and photographs.

Additional lectures delivered by EHO, some of which may have been produced by the Brownstone Revival Committee, can be found in Sub-series 3.1: Personal papers, memorabilia, and photographs,  Sub-series 3.3: Publicity, and  Series 5: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation lectures. Slides were used by EHO in his lectures can be found in  Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 25 Folder : 6 BRC lectures
1970-1974
Box: 25 Folder : 7-8 BRC lecture notes and slide lists (2 folders)
1970s-2004
Box: 26 Folder : 1 BRC lectures

General

Includes 3.5" floppy disk

1990-2002
Box: 26 Folder : 2 BRC seminars
1996
Box: 26 Folder : 3 BRC fall seminars
1998
Box: 26 Folder : 4 BRC workshops
1980-2001
Box: 26 Folder : 5 BRC workshop

General

Includes photographs

1990
Box: 26 Folder : 6 BRC workshop
1991
Box: 26 Folder : 7 BRC workshop
1992
Box: 26 Folder : 8 BRC workshop
1994
Box: 26 Folder : 9 BRC workshop
2001

Sub-series 7.3: The Brownstoner, 1968-2005. 0.25 Linear Feet in three folders

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains issues of The Brownstoner, the newsletter for the Brownstone Revival Committee (later the Brownstone Revival Coalition), dating from 1968 to 2005. The newsletter includes articles on historic home renovation, state and local legislation concerning historic homes and home buying, finances (mortgages, insurance, etc.), cultural events, street beautification, walking tours and lectures, landmarking, and gentrification.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 The Brownstoner
1968-1970
Box: 20 Folder : 2 The Brownstoner
1971-1972
Box: 20 Folder : 3 The Brownstoner
1973-1974
Box: 20 Folder : 4 The Brownstoner
1975-1976
Box: 20 Folder : 5 The Brownstoner
1977-1978
Box: 21 Folder : 1 The Brownstoner
1979-1980
Box: 21 Folder : 2 The Brownstoner
1981-1982
Box: 21 Folder : 3 The Brownstoner
1983-1985
Box: 21 Folder : 4 The Brownstoner
1986-1987
Box: 21 Folder : 5 The Brownstoner
1988-1989
Box: 22 Folder : 1 The Brownstoner
1990-1992
Box: 22 Folder : 2 The Brownstoner
1993-1997
Box: 22 Folder : 3 The Brownstoner
1998-2005

Sub-series 7.4: Brownstone calendars and photographs, 1985-2006. 0.65 Linear Feet in thirteen folders

Arrangement

The sub-series is subdivided into calendars and photographs. Each section is arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of calendars produced by the Brownstone Revival Committee (later the Brownstone Revival Coalition) and copy photographs (prints, negatives, and contact sheets) that were featured in the calendars, dating from 1985 to 2006. The calendars include images of 19th century New York (primarily Manhattan) and advertisements for businesses related to brownstones and historic home renovation. The photographs portion of the sub-series includes some images that were not used in the calendars. The sub-series does not include calendars for the following years: 1986, 1987, and 2003.

Additional copy slides of images used in the calendar can be found in Sub-series 4.3: Brooklyn and Historic Preservation slides.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Brownstone calendars
1985, 1988-1997
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Brownstone calendars
1998-2002, 2004-2006
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Brownstone calendar - Prints and negatives

General

Includes photograph of EGO and Clem Labine

circa 1980s-1990s
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Brownstone calendar - Negatives and contact sheets
1988
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Brownstone calendar - Prints and negatives
1990
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Brownstone calendar - Prints
1991
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Brownstone calendar - Pix not used
1991
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Brownstone calendar - Negatives
1991-1992
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Brownstone calendar - Prints and negatives
1994-1995
Box: 23 Folder : 8 Brownstone calendar - Prints and negatives
1998-1999
Box: 23 Folder : 9 Brownstone calendar - Prints, negatives, and captions
2002
Box: 23 Folder : 10 Brownstone calendar - Negatives
2003
Box: 23 Folder : 11 Brownstone calendar - Prints
2000s

Sub-series 7.5: H. Dickson McKenna files, 1972-1994. 1.8 Linear Feet in three folders and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC) and Back to the City Conference records of H. Dickson McKenna, dating from 1972 to 1994. McKenna was an organizer and speaker at the first Back to the City Conference in 1974, and served as the Treasurer and board member of the BRC in the 1980s and 1990s.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 3 H. Dickson McKenna's Back to the City file
1972-1974
Box: 29 Folder : 4 H. Dickson McKenna's BRC board files
1981-1982
Box: 29 Folder : 5 H. Dickson McKenna's BRC board files
1985-1994
Box: 72 Folder : - H. Dickson McKenn'as BRC financial records

General

Oversize

1984-1992

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Series 8: Back to the City Conference records, 1973-1992

Scope and Contents

The series contains records relating to the Back to the City Conference (BTTC), dating from 1973 to 1992. It includes the records of the organization (Board of Directors files) and files relating to individual conferences.

Additional BTTC files can be found in Series 7: Brownstone Revival Comittee,  Series 9: Brownstones and Historic Preservation clippings, and  Series 10: Brownstone correspondence.

Arrangement

The series in divided into two sub-series:

Sub-series 8.1: Back to the City Conference administrative records

Sub-series 8.2: Back to the City Conference - Annual conferences

Sub-series 8.1: Back to the City Conference administrative records, 1973-1992. 5.1 Linear Feet in four manuscript boxes, one small box, and one oversize folder

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains administrative records of the Back to the City Conference (BTTC), dating from 1973 to 1992. It includes Board of Directors files, financial records, correspondence, newsletters, and ephemera. It also includes files on conferences and other events where EHO represented BTTC.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 69 Item : - Back to the City seal
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 6 BRC foundation appeal
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 7 BTTC stationery
1970s
Box: 29 Folder : 8 National Trust for Historic Preservation
1973-1975
Box: 29 Folder : 9 BTTC proceedings matters
1974-1975
Box: 29 Folder : 10 BTTC leaflet
1975
Box: 29 Folder : 11 National Trust for Historic Preservation and Rider 8
1975
Box: 29 Folder : 12 BTTC corporate matters and contracts
1975-1976
Box: 29 Folder : 13 Documents / Articles
1975-1976
Box: 29 Folder : 14 BTTC Board of Directors and Advisory Board correspondence
1975-1978
Box: 29 Folder : 15 BTTC Board of Directors meetings
1975-1983
Box: 30 Folder : 1 BTTC Board of Directors minutes and by-laws
1975-1980
Box: 30 Folder : 2 National Trust for Historic Preservation
1975-1979
Box: 30 Folder : 3 BTTC contacts
1975-1980
Box: 30 Folder : 4 BTTC and BRC correspondence
1975-1986
Box: 30 Folder : 5 Correspondence to/from preservation organizations
1975-1986
Box: 30 Folder : 6 BTTC check book and finances
1975-1992
Box: 30 Folder : 7 Administrative Code J-51
1976
Box: 30 Folder : 8 International Downtown Executives Association Mid-Year Conference - Little Rock, Arkansas

General

EHO led BTTC panel

1976
Box: 30 Folder : 9 BTTC News Reports and literature
1976-1980
Box: 79 Folder : 1 BTTC general files
1976-1985
Box: 30 Folder : 10 American Institute of Architects - Preservation of Historic Resources conference - Colorado Springs, Colorado

General

EHO spoke at conference

1977
Box: 30 Folder : 11 Richard Crissman correspondence
1977
Cabinet: Flat file A Drawer : 1 City Living '78 poster

General

In Oversize Posters folder

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 1 Old House Workshop - Buffalo, New York

General

EHO presented for Back to the City

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 2 Housing for the Elderly conference - Detroit, Michigan

General

EHO delivered keynote address

1978
Box: 31 Folder : 3 Preservation Action
1978-1981
Box: 31 Folder : 4 Columbia proposal
1979
Box: 31 Folder : 5 BTTC Board of Directors
1979-1986
Box: 31 Folder : 6 EHO Westover School talk
1980
Box: 31 Folder : 7 Urban Visitors Network
1981
Box: 31 Folder : 8 BTTC financial records
1981-1982
Box: 31 Folder : 9 BTTC miscellaneous
1982
Box: 79 Folder : 2 BTTC Board of Directors meetings
1982-1983
Box: 31 Folder : 10 The Townscape Institute
1983

Sub-series 8.2: Back to the City Conference - Annual conferences, 1974-1986. 2 Linear Feet in four manuscript boxes and two folders

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically by the date of each conference. The first file in the sub-series contains participant lists from each conference.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains files on the annual Back to the City Conferences, dating from 1974 to 1986. The files document the organizing and logistics of each conference, and include correspondence, programs, brochures, posters, financial records, press releases, photographs, and ephemera relating to the cities in which the conferences were hosted.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 31 Folder : 11 BTTC Conference participant lists
1974-1984
Box: 32 Folder : 1 Back to the City Conference - New York, New York
1974
Box: 32 Folder : 2 Back to the City Conference - New York, New York press kit
1974
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - St. Paul, Minnesota
1975
Box: 32 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - Washington D.C.
1976
Box: 32 Folder : 4 Back to the City Conference - San Antonio, Texas
1977
Box: 33 Folder : 1-2 Back to the City Conference - Hartford, Connecticut (2 folders)

General

Includes Connecticut Governor Ella Grasso and Hartford Mayor George A. Athanson

1978
Box: 33 Folder : 3-4 Back to the City Conference - Louisville, Kentucky (2 folders)

General

Includes Louisville Mayor William B. Stansbury

1979
Box: 33 Folder : 5 Back to the City Conference - Wilmington, Delaware
1980
Box: 34 Folder : 1-2 Back to the City Conference - Milwaukee, Wisconsin (2 folders)
1981
Box: 79 Folder : 3 Back to the City Conference - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - EHO speech
1981
Box: 34 Folder : 3-4 Back to the City Conference - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania / Mauch Chunk (2 folders)
1982
Box: 34 Folder : 5 Back to the City Conference - Brooklyn, New York
1983
Box: 79 Folder : 4 Back to the City Conference - Brooklyn, New York
1983
Box: 34 Folder : 6 Back to the City Conference - Miami Beach, Florida
1984
Box: 35 Folder : 1 Back to the City Conference - Cleveland, Ohio
1985
Box: 79 Folder : 5-6 Back to the City Conference - Cleveland, Ohio (2 folders)
1985
Box: 79 Folder : 7 Back to the City Conference - Fort Wayne, Indiana
1986

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Series 9: Brownstones and Historic Preservation clippings, 1966-1985. 2.3 Linear Feet in three manuscript boxes and one oversize folder

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains clippings relating to brownstones and the historic preservation movement, including the Brownstone Revival Committee (BRC), Back to the City Conference (BTTC), and the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella project, dating from 1966 to 1985.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 2-5 Brownstone clippings and ephemera (4 folders)

General

Includes BRC, BTTC, Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella projects, and Brooklyn Museum

1966-1982
Box: 35 Folder : 6 EHO stuff - Book (BTTC clippings)
1968-1984
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Historic Preservation articles
1970s
Box: 36 Folder : 2-4 BTTC / BRC clippings (1-3 of 4 folders)

General

Includes some correspondence and ephemera

1974-1979
Box: 73 Folder : - BTTC / BRC clippings (4 of 4)

General

Oversize

1974-1979
Box: 36 Folder : 5 Housing and BTTC clippings
1975-1982
Box: 36 Folder : 6 Housing clippings
1979
Box: 37 Folder : 1-3 Housing clippings (3 folders)
1979-1981
Box: 37 Folder : 4 BTTC / BRC clippings
1984-1985

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Series 10: Brownstone correspondence, 1965-2005. 0.4 Linear Feet in five folders

Scope and Contents

The series consists of correspondence relating to brownstones and the urban historic preservation movement, especially in the Park Slope neigborhood of Brooklyn, dating from 1965 to 2005. It includes several organizations, such as the Park Slope Betterment Committee, the Brownstone Revival Committee, and the Back to the City Conference. It also includes several local politicians, such as U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond, U.S. Congresswoman Yvonne B. Burke, U.S. Congressman Leo C. Zefferetti, Mayor Edward I. Koch, and Borough President Howard Golden.

Of note are letters urging local banks to extend mortgage loans to homebuyers in the previously "red-lined" neighborhood of Park Slope in the 1960s.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Brownstone correspondence

General

Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee

1965-1969
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Brownstone correspondence

General

Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee

1969-1971
Box: 14 Folder : 5 Brownstone correspondence

General

Includes Park Slope Betterment Committee, Brownstone Revival Committee, Back to the City, U.S. Congressman Fred Richmond, and U.S. Congresswoman Yvonne B. Burke

1971-1978
Box: 16 Folder : 1 Brownstone correspondence

General

Includes Brownstone Revival Committee, New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, Brooklyn Borough President Howard Golden, and U.S. Congressman Leo C. Zeferetti

1978-1985
Box: 16 Folder : 2 Brownstone correspondence and clippings
2000-2005

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Series 11: Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella projects, 1967-2008. 10 Linear Feet in nine folders, oversize folders, and five film canisters

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The series documents the Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella projects. Starting in the 1960s, the company purchased and refurbished abandoned brownstones in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn in order to attract new residents to the neighborhood. EGO designed and furnished the interiors of the first Cinderella home at 211 Berkeley Place in 1968, and EHO was vocal proponent of the program. In 1978 the Ortners recieved the company's Cinderella Award, and were featured in Brooklyn Union Gas Company advertisements.

The series consists of publications, correspondence, films, histories on the program and the company, and ephemera, dating from 1968 to 2008. Of note are three 16mm films produced by the company to promote the program in the 1970s.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 9 Brooklyn Union Gas Company annual report
1967
Box: 24 Folder : 10 211 Berkeley Place clippings and correspondence to EGO
1968
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Brooklyn Union, Cinderella, and the Ortners
1970s-1999
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Union Gas Company
1970-1976
Bin: 2014.003.11.1-3 Reel : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Brownstones of Brooklyn films (3 copies)
1972
Reel: 2014.003.11.4 Reel : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella of Berkeley Place (?) film
circa 1972
Bin: 2014.003.11.5 Reel : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella of Prospect Place film
circa 1972
Box: 24 Folder : 13 Brooklyn Union - Costumes
1972-1973
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Brooklyn Union Gas - Cinderella contact sheet
1976
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella project newspaper advertisements

General

Oversize

1976-1977
Box: 76 Folder : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Ortners/Cinderella award winners posters

General

Oversize

1978
Box: 24 Folder : 15 Brooklyn Union
1997-1998
Box: 24 Folder : 16 Typescripts on Brooklyn Union Gas Company, Keyspan, and National Grid by EHO
2006
Box: 24 Folder : 17 Brooklyn Union Gas Company's Cinderella Projects by Elizabeth Soloman

General

Includes edits by EHO

2008

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Series 12: Historic District Designation Reports, 1969-1973, 2005. 0.3 Linear Feet in nine folders

Arrangement

Arranged alphabetically.

Scope and Contents

The series contains New York City Historic District Designation Reports (1969-1973) and one map of historic locations in the Greenpoint and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn (2005). The Ortners were key proponents of the landmarking of the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, and their photographs of Park Slope buildings were used to support the establishment of the historic district. The series also includes negatives and contact sheets of 272-276 Berkeley Place.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 18 Carroll Gardens Historic Designation Report
1973
Box: 24 Folder : 19 Cobble Hill Historic Designation Report
1969
Box: 24 Folder : 20 Greenpoint - Williamsburg Historic Resources Map
2005
Box: 24 Folder : 21 Greenwich Village Historic Designation Report
1969
Box: 25 Folder : 1-3 Park Slope Historic Designation Reports (3 folders)

General

Includes negatives and contact sheets of 272-276 Berkeley Place

1973
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Stuyvesant Heights Historic Designation Report
1971
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Upper West Side Historic Designation Reports
1973

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Series 13: Brooklyn and Manhattan postcards, 1873-2007. 0.7 Linear Feet in one small box

Arrangement

The series is divided into Brooklyn postcards, Manhattan postcards, and other postcards.

Scope and Contents

The series contains Brooklyn and Manhattan postcards and a small amount of other postcards and tradecards (Rising Sun Stove Polish and Paine's Funiture Manufactory) collected by Everett Ortner, dating from 1873 to 2007.

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