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Guide to the Brooklyn Republican Party scrapbook 1977.077

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Weatherly Stephan

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 09, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator - Collector: Beecher, William Constantine, b. 1849
Creator: Brooklyn Young Republican Club.
Creator: First Ward Republican Association of Brooklyn.
Creator: Republican Party (Kings County, N.Y.). General Committee.
Title: Brooklyn Republican Party scrapbook
Dates [inclusive]: 1881-1883
Quantity: 0.42 Linear feet in one manuscript box.
Text [Box]: 1977.077 Box 1 of 1
Call Phrase: 1977.077
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

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Biographical note

William C. Beecher (b. 1849), compiler of the scrapbook, was the son of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. As a lawyer and a resident of Brooklyn, William C. Beecher chaired the Campaign Committee of the First Ward Republican Association in 1882, and was a member of the same committee in 1883.

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Scope and Contents

The Brooklyn Republican Party scrapbook contains items dating from 1881 to 1883 and measures 0.42 linear feet. The scrapbook includes bylaws, voter registries, reports, clippings, circulars, correspondence, and other election material from the First Ward Republican Association of Brooklyn, the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, and the Kings County Republican General Committee. Most of the materials in the scrapbook relate to Mayor Seth Low's re-election campaign in 1883. Registries list voters from Brooklyn's First Ward and include name, street address, age, and length of residency.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Low, Seth, 1850-1916

Document Type

  • Bylaws (administrative records)
  • Circulars (fliers)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Registers (lists)
  • Reports
  • Scrapbooks

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn Young Republican Club.
  • First Ward Republican Association of Brooklyn.
  • Republican Party (Kings County, N.Y.). General Committee.

Subject Topics

  • Campaign literature -x Republican -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Local elections -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Political clubs -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Republican Party (N.Y.) -- History -y 19th century

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Politics and government |y 19th century

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Brooklyn Republican Party scrapbook, 1977.077, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition for the collection is unknown. This collection was accessioned in 1977.

Processing Information note

Minimally processed to the collection level.

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