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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 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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