Author Archives: Larry Weimer

About Larry Weimer

Larry is a project archivist at Brooklyn Historical Society working on In Pursuit of Freedom, a collaborative project between Weeksville Heritage Center, Irondale Ensemble Project and BHS that will design and implement new resources for understanding Brooklyn’s leading role in the abolitionist movement and Underground Railroad.

No Alligators or Ninja Turtles ‘Round Here

I had the opportunity over the past months to help process a major collection at BHS: the records of the Brooklyn Bureau of Sewers (ARC.235). Sure, it does not sound especially appealing, but the collection has lots of useful documents, … Continue reading

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Guide to African-American Archival Materials at Othmer Library

In February, I first posted a new document to Emma, Brooklyn Historical Society’s catablog: the Guide to African-American History Archival Material at the Othmer Library. You might be interested in knowing a little of the context for this Guide. The … Continue reading

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Of Equal Rights and Legal Forms

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal….  Even before the ink used to write the Declaration of Independence dried on the paper, it was clear that these stirring words reflected both the promise and … Continue reading

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