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Guide to the Newbold Morris papers 1978.001

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Matthew Gorham

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 17, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morris, Newbold
Title: Newbold Morris papers
Dates: 1962
Quantity: 0.16 Linear feet in two folders
Text [Box]: A0074
Call Phrase: 1978.001
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

Newbold Morris (1902-1966) succeeded Robert Moses as Parks Commissioner of the City of New York in 1960. During his career Morris also served as President of the New York City Council and ran unsuccessfully for mayor of New York City twice.

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Scope and Contents note

The Newbold Morris papers are dated 1962 and measure 0.16 linear feet. The papers document New York City and State official response to a severe late winter storm in 1962 that caused considerable damage to property along the Long Island shorefront. The predominant community represented in the collection is Fire Island, but also included are Shirley, Bayshore, Babylon, and the Rockaways. The collection contains photocopies of clippings from several New York City and Long Island newspapers, photographs, and a copy of an act to form a commission to study the property damages and make recommendations for the restoration and protection of the affected area. The committee was dubbed the Temporary State Commission on Protection and Preservation of the Atlantic Shorefront, and its members included Joseph F. Carlino, Chairman, H. Lee Dennison, Vice Chairman, and Robert Moses, Secretary.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Moses, Robert, 1888-1981

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Legislative acts
  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Disaster relief -- New York (State) -- Long Island

Subject Places

  • Babylon (N.Y.)
  • Fire Island (N.Y. : Island)
  • Rockaway Beach (New York, N.Y.)
  • Shirley (Suffolk County, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Newbold Morris papers, 1978.001, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Source and date of acquisition unknown. The papers were formally accessioned in 1978.

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