Mortimer D. Jones collection on the Kings County Hospital, 1903-1930s

Call number: 1994.008

Extent: 0.15 linear feet in three folders

The collection contains an assortment of items relating to Kings County Hospital, dating from 1903 to the 1930s. It includes photographs, clippings, ephemera, and a history of the hospital.

Mortimer D. Jones was born on May 3, 1877, in Brooklyn, New York. He was a graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Jones served as superintendent of the Cumberland Street Hospital until 1910, when he was appointed superintendent of Kings County Hospital. He was briefly relieved of his duties in 1928 following allegations of mismanagement and anti-Semitism. In 1929 he was named medical superintendent of City Hospital on Welfare Island (now known as Roosevelt Island), a position he held until he retired in 1934. He was married to the former Lillian Stephen and passed away in Ridgewood, New Jersey, in 1953.

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  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.).
  • Kings County Hospital (Kings County, N.Y.). Alumni Association.
  • Jones, Mortimer D., 1877-1953
  • McNally, Elizabeth


  • East Flatbush (New York, N.Y.)


  • Hospitals -x Medical staff — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Hospitals — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Medicine -x Practice — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Physicians — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Surgery — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of Materials:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Ephemera
  • Manuals (instructional materials)
  • Menus
  • Photograph albums
  • Photographs
  • Programs (documents)
  • Typescripts

Coney Island Jockey Club collection, 1889 – 1899

Call Number: 1987.007

Extent: 0.1 Linear feet, in one oversize manuscript box

The Coney Island Jockey Club was founded during the late 19th century by Leonard Jerome and William Kissam Vanderbilt. During its early existence the club held horse races at the Propect Park fairgrounds, and in 1880 the club built the Sheepshead Bay Race Track, where its races were held thereafter. The collection spans the period 1889 to 1899 and contains the club’s founding resolution; programs broadsides; and ephemera, such as passes, badges, and tickets from races organized by the club.


  • Coney Island Jockey Club


  • Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
  • Sheepshead Bay (New York, N.Y.)


  • Clubs — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Horse racing — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Sports — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of material:

  • Articles of incorporation.
  • Programs (documents)
  • Tickets

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Journals of Long Island History

Long Island Historical Society Quarterly, 1939-1942;  The Journal of Long Island History, 1961-1969 and 1973-1982

From 1939-1942, 1961-1969, and 1973-1982, the Brooklyn Historical Society (known then as the Long Island Historical Society) published a periodic journal, called the Long Island Historical Society Quarterly in 1939-42 and, in the later years, The Journal of Long Island History. The journals include articles on historical topics concerning Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties. Many of the articles, especially in the 1939-1942 volumes, include full or partial transcriptions of account books, correspondence, deeds, tombstone inscriptions, and other manuscripts from the BHS collection and elsewhere. While there is a wide range of subject matter, perhaps best-represented in the journal are articles concerning the colonial period through the 19th century, American Revolution, Civil War, and African-American history. No appointment is necessary to use the journals in the BHS library.



Junior League of Brooklyn records, 1910-2002

Call number: ARC.304

Extent: 46.0 linear feet in thirty record cartons, four manuscript boxes, nine oversize boxes, and three smaller boxes of varying size

This collection contains forty-six linear feet of the records of the Junior League of Brooklyn, located at 55 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn, New York. The Junior League of Brooklyn is an organization of women dedicated to voluntarism, social advocacy, and improving communities through the leadership and charitable action of trained members. The collection consists of a variety of organizational records including meeting minutes, membership files, annual reports, board manuals, documents pertaining to the Junior League of Brooklyn’s relationship with the Court Appointed Special Advocates Program (CASA) of New York as well as the Association of Junior Leagues International, and printed material. In addition, a large volume of scrapbooks, photographs, committee and volunteer activity records illustrate the League’s involvement in recognizing and dealing with social issues of inequity and economic hardship. The inclusive dates of the records of the Junior League of Brooklyn span from 1910 to 2002, with bulk dates ranging from 1930 to 1999.

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  • Association of Junior Leagues International.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (New York, N.Y.).
  • Donovan, Gail
  • Ellis, Ann Chalfant
  • Flynn, Michele Brouillard
  • Junior League of Brooklyn
  • Laughlin, Dona
  • Montague, Neita Loy Blondeau
  • Nevins, Christine
  • Pearsall, Nancy Boden
  • Rumsey, Mary Harriman, 1881-1934
  • Schlesinger, Karen
  • Smallwood, Debra


  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) |x Social life and customs


  • Amateur theater — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Association of Junior Leagues International
  • Citi-ens’ associations — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Community activists — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Community development — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Fundraising | z New York (State) | z Kings County
  • Social action — New York (State) — Kings County – Societies, etc.
  • Social action — New York (State) — Kings County -x History
  • Voluntarism | z New York (State) | z Kings County | x Societies, etc.
  • Voluntarism — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Women in charitable work | z New York (State) | z Kings County | x Societies, etc.
  • Women in charitable work — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Women in community development — New York (State) – – Kings County
  • Women — New York (State) — Kings County -x Societies and clubs

Types of materials:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Minutes
  • Photographs
  • Scrapbooks
  • Slides (photographs)