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Guide to the Pfizer Inc. collection ARC.084

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on May 01, 2012
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Pfizer Inc. collection contains materials pertaining to Pfizer's roles as a worldwide leader in the pharmaceutical industry and a major employer in the Brooklyn community, as well as the closing of the company's Brooklyn plant in 2009. The collection has been divided into three series:

  1. Reports and publications, 1963-1992.
  2. Photographs, 1957, circa 1985
  3. Oral history transcripts, 2007-2008.

Reports and publications contains Pfizer annual reports, newsletters, a report on Pfizer's role in the production of penicillin, and miscellaneous publications released by Pfizer regarding its history, products, and role in the international community.  Photographs contains copies of photographs (dating back as far as 1849) relating to Pfizer's locations and employees, released by Pfizer's Public Affairs Division.  Oral histories contains recordings of oral history interviews with Pfizer Brooklyn employees, conducted by the Brooklyn Historical Society in 2007 and 2008 after Pfizer announced it would be closing its Brooklyn Plant. This series also contains transcripts of the interviews, supporting documentation regarding the interview process, and selected audio clips. The recordings of the interviews can be listened to onsite at the Othmer Library.