Marshall collection of McLoughlin Brothers / Robert A. Graef illustrated children’s books, 1940-1943

Call number: 2013.009

Extent: 0.1 linear feet in one folder

Five children’s books, illustrated by Robert A. Graef and published by McLoughlin Bros., Inc, 1940-1943. The books belonged to Ken Marshall, and each book has been inscribed and/or autographed by illustrator Robert A. Graef. Titles include The Six Happy Goats,  Rip Van Winkle, and  A Christmas Carol (three copies).

Robert Arthur Graef (1879-1951) was an American illustrator. He was born on September 26, 1879, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York. In 1884, his family moved to Brooklyn, New York. He displayed artistic talent at a young age, and had his first illustration published in a local newspaper at the age of ten. He attended PS 78 in Brooklyn, and graduated from the Pratt Institute in 1896. That year the family moved to 399 Ocean Avenue, in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. His father died in 1899, leaving the family a “significant fortune.” Soon, Graef opened an art studio at 70 5th Avenue, in Manhattan, and his illustrations were sold to numerous magazines and other publications. He married Ethel Esther Leffingwell in 1908. Their first son, Frederick Leffingwell Graef, was born on September 13, 1909, followed by a second son, Robert Leffingwell Graef, on October 20, 1914. During World War I, “he contributed patriotic recruitment posters to the war effort.” He became an early member of the Guild of Freelance Artists (later the Artists Guild) in 1921. In 1924, the family moved to 1910 Avenue I, in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn. He continued to publish artwork in magazines, and in 1940 he illustrated a series of classic children’s books for the McLoughlin Bros., Inc. He died at his home in Brooklyn on May 16, 1951.

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Names:

  • Graef, Robert A.
  • Marshall, Ken
  • McLoughlin Bros., inc.

Subjects:

  • Children’s literature

Types of Materials:

  • Children’s books

General Linen Supply and Laundry Company, Inc. records, 1925-1973

Call numbers: 1987.025

Extent: 0.01 linear feet in one folder

Records contain General Linen Supply and Laundry Company, Inc. financial records (1925), photocopy of correspondence regarding finances and a business card (1933), and a 75th anniversary press release from the Cascade Laundry, a division of General Linen Supply and Laundry Company, Inc. (1973).

The Cascade Laundry, a division of General Linen Supply and Laundry Company, Inc., was founded in 1898. Its plant was located at 835 Myrtle Avenue (at Marcy Avenue), in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. The plant closed in 2010.

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Names:

  • Cascade Laundry.
  • General Linen Supply and Laundry Company, Inc.
  • Troy, William B.

Places:

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Business enterprises — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Laundry industry — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Business cards
  • Correspondence
  • Financial records
  • Press releases

Temple Sinai of Brooklyn and Goldschmidt family papers, 1909-1921

Call number: 2013.004

Extent: 2.25 linear feet in one flat box and one artifact box

The papers contain nine items relating to the Temple Sinai of Brooklyn (formerly Congregation Bikur Cholim, also known as Wyona Street Temple) and the Goldschmidt family, dating from 1909 to 1920.

In 1883, a group of German Jewish immigrants began meeting for religious purposes in the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The Congregation Bikur Cholim was officially incorporated in 1886. That same year, members raised sufficient funds to purchase and refurbish the Trinity Episcopal Church as their temple, which was located on Wyona Street between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street. The congregation popularly became known as the Wyona Street Temple. Between 1920 and 1921, the congregation changed its name to Temple Sinai of Brooklyn after constructing, dedicating, and occupying a new building at 24 Arlington Avenue (at Bradford Street). The Congregation purchased its first burial site in Bayside Cemetery, Queens, New York, and in 1914 purchased a large section in Mount Judah Cemetery, Cypress Hills, New York. The Young Folks League was an active auxiliary of the congregation. Temple Sinai of Brooklyn folded in 1986 as the last surviving synagogue in East New York. Morris Goldschmidt was president of the congregation from 1915 to 1917 and a member of its Board of Trustees for many years.

More information on the Temple Sinai of Brooklyn is available online at the East New York Project (http://www.tapeshare.com/TempleSinai.html).

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Names:

  • Brooklyn College of Pharmacy (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Congregation Bikur Cholim (Brooklyn).
  • Davis, William H.
  • Goldschmidt family
  • New York State Board of Pharmacy.
  • Temple Sinai (Brooklyn).
  • Wyona Street Temple.

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Cypress Hills (New York, N.Y.)
  • East New York (New York, N.Y.)
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Cemeteries — New York (State) — Queens County
  • Jews — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Pharmacy — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Synagogues — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Universities and colleges — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Commemoratives
  • Diplomas
  • Indentures
  • Marriage certificates

Anders Goldfarb photographs of Brooklyn neighborhoods, 2001, 2009

Call number: 2013.017

Extent: 1.25 linear feet in one flat box

The collection contains 35 8×10″ black and white photographs on fiber-based paper taken by Anders Goldfarb. The photographs document three Brooklyn neighborhoods: Borough Park (2009), Bushwick (2001), and Red Hook (2009). Goldfarb specializes in street photography and his photographs feature buildings, subway stations, elevated tracks, businesses, baseball fields, and the waterfront.

Anders Goldfarb (1954-) is a documentary photographer based in New York City. He was born in Brooklyn, and raised in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. He received a B.A. in anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1975, and a M.F.A. in photography from SUNY New Paltz in 1986. He then moved to the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn. Goldfarb received a Leopold Foundation Grant in 1984 and was awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant in 2009. He has taught photography at the College of New Rochelle, Cooper Union, and other schools. Since 1986, his work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books, and his photographs have been exhibited internationally.

For more information please see his website at: http://www.andersgoldfarb.com/

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Names:

  • Goldfarb, Anders, 1954-

Places:

  • Borough Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
  • Red Hook (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Buildings — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Photographers — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Recreation — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Street photography — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Subway stations — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Subways — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Waterfronts — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs

Greenport, Long Island photographs, circa 1910-1924

Call Number: V1998.039

Extent: .01 linear feet, in one folder

Two photographs of Greenport, Long Island. One is a photographic reproduction of a beach scene, circa 1910. The other is a photograph of the Old Booth House, located at 190 Sterling Street, Greenport, NY. It includes an identification and list of owners on the verso, dated 1924.

Places:

  • Greenport (N.Y.)
  • Long Island (N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Beaches — New York (State) — Long Island
  • Buildings — New York (State) — Long Island

Types of Materials:

  • Photographs

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Anders Goldfarb Photographs of Coney Island, 1984

Call Number: v1992.048

Extent: 68 items

This collection contains 68 black-and-white photographs taken at Coney Island by Anders Goldfarb in 1984. The photographs document Coney Island’s beaches, boardwalk, and amusements (including the Wonder Wheel and the Cyclone). It includes portraits of Coney Island residents and visitors.

Anders Goldfarb (1954-) is a documentary photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born in Brooklyn, and raised in Flushing, Queens. He received a B.A. in anthropology from SUNY Stony Brook in 1975, and a M.F.A. in photography from SUNY New Paltz in 1986. He then moved to Greenpoint, Brooklyn. In 1984, he received a Leopold Foundation Grant, and he was awarded the Puffin Foundation Grant in 2009. He has taught photography at the College of New Rochelle, Cooper Union, and other schools. Since 1986, his work has been published in numerous newspapers, magazines, and books, and his photographs have been exhibited internationally.

For more information, please see his website at: http://www.andersgoldfarb.com/

Names:

  • Goldfarb, Anders, 1954-

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Amusement parks — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Beaches — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Boardwalks — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Documentary photography
  • Photographers — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Photographs
  • Portraits

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Granbery and Barr home movies

Call Number: 2008.039

Extent: 1.5 Linear feet, in 1 flip-top document box and 1 shallow top document box

The Granbery and Barr home movies consist of 16mm film originals in black and white and color from 1923 – 1945. The films, shot by E.C. Granbery, Jr., E.C. Granbery, Sr., and John Granbery, reflect family life during vacations in the 1920s such as weddings, Yale class reunions, cross-Atlantic steamship voyages, dude ranch visits, and Manhattan and Brooklyn scenes. The collection also includes footage from the Asian arena of World War II.  There are four narrative films that the family created including, “On Holiday”, “Race for Love”, a newsreel film on Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic, an untitled film, and “War on the Roof”. “On Holiday” was edited by the donor and descendent, Joya Hoyt, with a soundtrack by one of the original creators E.C. Granbery Jr. “War on the Roof” shows children playing in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn during the 1920s.

The Granbery and Barr families lived in Brooklyn Heights from 1841 to 1936. They moved there in 1841 from Norfolk, Virginia and lived in several locations in the neighborhood before leaving in 1936.

Names:

  • Baker, Anne Leavenworth
  • Barr, Josephine, 1823-1872
  • Granbery, Edwin Carleton (E.C.), Jr. 1913-1998
  • Granbery, Edwin Carleton (E.C.), Sr. 1845-1934
  • Granbery, Elise, 1908
  • Granbery, John, 1911-2008
  • Granbery, William Henry, 1842-1918
  • Herrick, Imogene Bishop, 1847-1928
  • Kuchler, Carl
  • Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974
  • Pellerin, Josephine, 1823-1872
  • Switzer, Marshall
  • Van Sindren, Adrian
  • Weld, Gilbert Cumming, 1817-1850
  • Weld, Julia Louisa, 1880-1925

Places:

  • 109 State Street
  • 111 State Street
  • 122 Joralemon Street
  • 124 Joralemon Street
  • 17 Monroe Place
  • 17 Willow Place
  • 470 Park Avenue
  • 84 Henry Street
  • Adirondacks (N.Y.)
  • Berlin (Germany)
  • Bermuda
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Canada
  • Columbia Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Connecticut
  • Cooperstown (N.Y.)
  • Dusseldorf (Germany)
  • France
  • Greenwich (Conn.)
  • Italy
  • Manchester (England)
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Norfolk (Va.)
  • Northampton (N.Y. : Town)
  • Pacific Islands (Trust Territory)
  • Paris (France)

Subjects:

  • Amateur works
  • Blackface entertainment
  • Family
  • Games
  • Movies
  • Parades & processions
  • Parties
  • Play (Recreation)
  • Recreation
  • Sports
  • Stickball
  • Tourism
  • Transportation
  • Travel
  • Vehicles
  • Weddings

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Streaming Video:

Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 1
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 2
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 3
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 4
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 5
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 6
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 7
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 8
Granbery and Barr home movies; Edited Footage DVD 9

Josiah M. Grumman diary, 1861 – 1862

Call Number: 1973.110

Extent: 0.02 Linear feet, in one folder.

One diary kept by Josiah M. Grumman while he was held prisoner at the Confederate Libby Prison in Richmond, VA from 1861 to 1862. The diary contains an account of his capture, lists of daily activities and other prisoners, newspaper clippings, and receipts.

Josiah M. Grumman was born in Newark, N.J. He later moved to Brooklyn and became a civil engineer and surveyor. When the Civil War erupted in 1861, Grumman volunteered for service in the 84th Regiment of the New York State Volunteer Infantry (commonly known as the 14th Regiment of the New York State Militia, or the “Fighting 14th”) and was elected a Sergeant of Company H. He was taken prisoner during the Battle of Falls Church and sent to the Confederate Libby Prison in Virginia. After his release, he rejoined the 84th Regiment and was elected First Lieutenant of Company H. At the second battle of Bull Run in August 1862, Grumman was fatally wounded. He was buried in Lyons Farms Cemetery in New Jersey.

Names:

  • Grumman, Josiah M.
  • Libby Prison
  • United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 84th (1861-1864)

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Richmond (Va.)
  • United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Prisoners and prisons

Subjects:

  • Prisoners of war — Virginia — Richmond — Diaries
  • Soldiers — New York (State)
  • Soldiers — United States — Diaries

Types of material:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Diaries

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Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection, 1943-2007

Call Number: ARC.002

Extent: 13.75 Linear feet, in 13 manuscript boxes, 5 record cartons, and 2 artifact boxes

The Arnie Goldwag Brooklyn Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) collection consists principally of the subject files concerning 1960s civil rights activism maintained by Arnie Goldwag, an officer of Brooklyn CORE during the first half of the 1960s. These files include correspondence, newsletters, event announcements (e.g., fliers), directions for demonstrators, photographs, press releases, clippings, and other documents related to many of the actions conducted by Brooklyn CORE, particularly for the period 1961-1965. Actions represented in the collection include those protesting discrimination in employment, housing, schools, and the like, including the controversial initiative to block traffic in connection with the opening of the 1964 World’s Fair. The collection also includes reminiscences by Goldwag and other CORE members looking back from the 1990s and 2000s. In addition to Brooklyn CORE-related material, the collection includes material related to other 1960s activist groups, including those involved with civil rights, Vietnam War opposition, and draft resistance, among others.

Names:

  • Committee for Peace Organization
  • Goldwag, Arnold
  • Lynn, Conrad J.
  • Mitchell, David Henry
  • Owens, Major R.
  • Alliance for Jobs or Income Now (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn Civil Rights Defense Committee (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • Congress of Racial Equality. Brooklyn Chapter
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Freedom & Peace Party of New York State
  • Harlem Parents Committee
  • Metropolitan Council on Housing (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York World’s Fair (1964-1965)
  • Peace and Freedom Party (U.S.)
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)
  • Youth Against War & Fascism
  • End the Draft Committee

Places:

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) — History — Archival resources.
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.) — History — Archival resources

Subjects:

  • Children’s rights report
  • Downdraft
  • Ergo (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
  • African Americans — Civil rights — New York (State) — New York
  • African Americans — Education — New York (State) — New York
  • African Americans — Employment — New York (State) — New York
  • African Americans — New York (State) — New York
  • Civil disobedience — New York (State) — New York
  • Civil rights demonstrations — New York (State) — New York
  • Civil rights movements — New York (State) — New York
  • Civil rights workers — New York (State) — New York
  • De facto school segregation — New York (State) — New York
  • Discrimination in employment — New York (State) — New York
  • Discrimination in housing — New York (State) — New York
  • Discrimination in public accommodations — Maryland — Cambridge
  • Government, Resistance to — New York (State) — New York
  • March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
  • Minorities — Civil rights — New York (State) — New York
  • Police patrol — Surveillance operations
  • Race discrimination — New York (State) — New York
  • Rent strikes — New York (State) — New York
  • Reunions
  • Tenants’ associations — New York (State) — New York

Types of material:

  • Books
  • buttons (information artifacts)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Fliers (printed matter)
  • lapel pins
  • Leaflets (printed works)
  • Pamphlets
  • Photocopies
  • Photographs
  • Press releases

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Eardeley Genealogy Collection

Eardeley Genealogy Collection

William Applebie Daniel Eardeley (1870-1935) was a prolific genealogist hailing from Brooklyn, NY.  Over the course of his career he amassed an extensive collection of genealogical information concerning families from all parts of the state of New York.  The Brooklyn Historical Society has made Eardeley’s collection available to researchers on microfilm.

The Eardeley Collection consists of two components, the Manuscript Collection and the New York State Abstracts of Wills.  The Manuscript Collection contains 14 reels of Eardeley’s handwritten notes, which he copied from original documentation in institutions across the state.  The reels are arranged alphabetically by family last name.  Each family file may contain any number of pages; some files consist of only 1 page while others number over 200 pages.  Consequently, the scope of information included in each family file varies, but generally ranges from a family member’s date of birth/death, town of residence, and names and dates of birth/death of the deceased’s spouse and children, to titles of inheritance and copies of wills and deeds.  The date range covered by the collection is quite extensive, reaching as far back as the time of New York’s founding up to the early twentieth century.  The Manuscript Collection is accompanied by a printed index listing each family last name in alphabetical order and the corresponding reel on which the family file can be found.  (Click here for an alphabetical listing of family names included in the collection).

The New York State Abstracts of Wills is comprised of 11 reels organized alphabetically by county name.  The reels consist of abstracts of wills, administrations and guardianships compiled by Eardeley during the period 1929-1933, which he copied from original estate proceedings in the counties of New York.  The abstracts generally cover the years 1787-1835, and each county file can range from several hundred pages to over a thousand pages.  In addition, Eardeley indexed on 3×5 cards all the names in his abstracts, i.e., those of the decendents, executors, administrators, petitioners, guardians, witnesses, named beneficiaries and minor children.  This index is available on a collection of 7 microfilm reels and is arranged alphabetically by last name.  Each 3×5 card contains an individual’s name, date of death (if applicable), town of residence, and page number on which the indexed person can be found within the corresponding county file.

The Eardeley Genealogy Collection is a valuable resource for researchers seeking genealogical information on individuals across the state of New York from the time of its founding up to the early twentieth century.   There is no appointment required to view this collection.