Author Archives: Elizabeth Call

Elizabeth Call

About Elizabeth Call

I have been the librarian at the Brooklyn Historical Society since 2006. In addition to managing the reference function for the library, I am responsible for overseeing the books, maps, and special collections.

Map of the Month — July 2013

   This month’s Map of the Month features the Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) System circa 1918. The BRT was formed in 1896, dissolved in 1919, and reorganized as the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) in 1923.  However, that is about as … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Brooklyn Businesses

Post written by Mark Daly, Reference Intern, May 2013 My reference internship at the Othmer Library has been a highlight of my library school education. I have enjoyed the opportunity to pick up new skills, meet researchers of all types, … Continue reading

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Finding Answers to the Impossible at the Brooklyn Historical Society

Post written by Jeff Edelstein, Reference Intern, May 2013 As my internship at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library approaches its end, I have been looking over the dozens of queries that I have responded to since my arrival at … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: May 2013

The detail that I chose to be the focus of May’s Map of the Month comes from “Map of New-York and Its Vicinity. Drawn by D.H. Burr for New York as it is in 1835″ — “Ft. Lafayette.” When I … Continue reading

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Map of the Month: April 2013

Sometimes it is the small details that spark research missions for me; or at least this happened when I looked at this tiny map that is jam-packed with details. The village of Brooklyn in 1816. Jeremiah Lott. ca. 1800s. Brooklyn … Continue reading

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