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

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

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

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 08, 2021
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 Last updated by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to include links to digitized AV material. Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect born digital materials  , May 2017 , July 2019 , January 2021

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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


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
Box: 24 Folder : 10 211 Berkeley Place clippings and correspondence to EGO
Box: 24 Folder : 11 Brooklyn Union, Cinderella, and the Ortners
Box: 24 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Union Gas Company
Bin: 2014.003.11.1-3 Reel : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Brownstones of Brooklyn films (3 copies)
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
Box: 24 Folder : 14 Brooklyn Union Gas - Cinderella contact sheet
Box: 75 Folder : - Brooklyn Union Gas Company - Cinderella project newspaper advertisements



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



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


Includes edits by EHO


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