Category Archives: Hidden Collections

Photo of the Week: Coffee in Brooklyn

Artisanal coffee roasters in Brooklyn have been popping up everywhere in recent years, but it might come as a surprise that Brooklyn has a long history of coffee roasting that spans long before it was considered hip. The photo of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Cherry Blossoms

After a long winter, it is a welcome sight to see blooms popping up all over Brooklyn. On one particularly warm day last week, I walked to Prospect Park and sat under a blooming tree and felt so grateful for … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–February 2015

February’s Map of the Month, “The Missing Link” is more properly described as a broadside, for the map was published in October 1939 by the Brooklyn-Battery Bridge Coalition to support an appeal of the veto of the bridge’s construction by then … Continue reading

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Uncovering Historical Maps at Brooklyn Historical Society

As I wrap up cataloging the last few maps and polishing the last blog post for this phase of Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)-funded map cataloging for BHS, the time has come to let everyone know what we … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel records now open to researchers!

This is the final post in a series on the records of Brooklyn’s Corporation Counsel, which were processed with funding provided by a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) “Hidden Collections” grant. After seventeen months of hard work, I’m … Continue reading

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