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On Vaccinations and the Small Pox epidemic of 1894

This is the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. The U. S. Supreme … Continue reading

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

This is the latest in a series of posts on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which are currently being processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. Please join us this … Continue reading

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The Brooklyn Cycling Tradition

May is Bike Month, so I would be remiss not to devote my latest blog post to the history of cycling in Brooklyn.  Luckily, the bulk of the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel are from the 1890s, which just so … Continue reading

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Documenting Sandy: Photographer Highlight — Nathan Kensinger

In case you missed it, our Documenting Sandy exhibition is up in our 3rd floor gallery, exhibiting photographs taken by professionals and amateurs in the devastating aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.  A couple times a month, we’re going to tell you … Continue reading

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The Lefferts family goes digital

In 2010, the Lefferts historic house donated a rich collection of Lefferts family papers to Brooklyn Historical Society. Included were genealogies, bibles, recipe books, financial papers, personal recollections, and many other documents that offer an intimate glimpse into the lives … Continue reading

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