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Guide to the Downtown Brooklyn Development Association records 1979.021

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

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Collection processed by Katherine Christensen

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 13, 2016
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Additional processing by John Zarrillo  , January 2015

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Downtown Brooklyn Development Association.
Title: Downtown Brooklyn Development Association records
Dates [inclusive]: 1929 to circa 1985
Abstract: This collection comprises the subject files of the Downtown Brooklyn Development Association. The association was founded in 1929 as a civic group concerned with the problems of the business and shopping center in downtown Brooklyn. The papers are news clippings, correspondence, brochures, newsletters, pamphlets, legislative documents, photographs, city plans and maps, and other items relating to organizations and causes with which the association was involved. The majority of the documents were produced by external bodies or individuals but were integral the association's activities. The three subjects most comprehensively addressed are the development of the Brooklyn Civic Center (Cadman Plaza), the redevelopment of Fulton Street, and traffic and transportation.
Quantity: 4.75 linear feet in nine manuscript boxes and one oversize folder
Call Phrase: 1979.021