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

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on July 02, 2019
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 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include link to digitized AV material.  , May 2017 , July 2019

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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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