Elizabeth Feldhusen collection of Brooklyn ephemera, circa 1920s-1992

Call number: ARC.299

Extent: 0.75 linear feet in one oversize manuscript box

The collection contains ephemera related to Brooklyn, New York, dating from the 1920s to 1992. The collection is especially focused on civic matters of the 1970s and 1980s. The collection contains material related to the Park Slope Civic Council and the Prospect Park Advisory Committee, including meeting minutes, issues of Civic News, and copies of the Brooklyn Bird Club newsletter  The Clapper Rail. Other neighborhoods of Brooklyn, such as Flatbush, are also represented. The collection contains Brooklyn business ephemera dating from the 1930s to 1988. Additionally, it includes cultural ephemera from the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Long Island Historical Society, and various other organizations. Other topics represented in the collection include the Brooklyn Bridge, the Kings County Hospital School of Nursing, politics, the waterfront, and WWII.

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  • Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  • Brooklyn Bird Club.
  • Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences.
  • Feldhusen, Elizabeth A., 1918-
  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.). School of Nursing.
  • Long Island Historical Society.
  • Park Slope Civic Council.
  • Prospect Park Advisory Committee.


  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Bridge (New York, N.Y.) |x Centennial celebrations, etc.
  • Park Slope (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)


  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Civic improvement — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Community development — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Community newspapers — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Politicians — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Tourism — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Urban renewal — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Waterfronts — New York (State) — Kings County
  • World War, 1939-1945

Types of Materials:

  • Advertisements
  • Business cards
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Ephemera
  • Minutes
  • Newsletters
  • Printed ephemera

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