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Guide to the Robert Vadheim Brooklyn neighborhood renewal and development collection 1987.002

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Tiffany Tyau-Wong

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on March 21, 2015
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Finding aid revised and entered into Archivists' Toolkit by Weatherly Stephan.  , March 11, 2011

Scope and Contents

The Robert Vadheim Brooklyn neighborhood renewal and development collection contains 2.33 linear feet of materials dating from 1962 to 1987, compiled by Dr. Robert H. Vadheim. The collection focuses on revival, renewal, and renovation efforts within Brooklyn's neighborhoods and cultural institutions. Document types in the collection include newspaper clippings, magazine articles, neighborhood guides, maps, and other ephemera. In addition to Brooklyn neighborhoods, brownstones, and building restoration, the collection also documents the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Brooklyn Bridge--particularly the 1983 Brooklyn Bridge Centennial. Magazine clippings discussing specific observances or general occasions of change in New York City as a whole are also included.

The collection is arranged in five series:

  1. Brooklyn neighborhoods;
  2. Brooklyn renewal;
  3. Brooklyn institutions;
  4. Brooklyn newspapers; and
  5. New York City interests.

Series One contains clippings on Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods that document renewed interest in the area and revival of buildings and homes. Series Two includes clippings on the general work of renewal in Brooklyn, mostly focusing on real estate issues and the brownstone movement. Series Three documents the activities of Brooklyn cultural institutions. Series Four contains local newspapers which provide commentary on the impact of renewal in individual neighborhoods and the borough. Finally, Series Five contains clippings and ephemera on discussions of renewal and cultural events in New York City.