Category Archives: Hidden Collections

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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Map of the Month–November 2014

For the November Map of the Month, I have chosen a relative newcomer to the catalog, “Map showing the position of the main ground-water table on Long Island, New York,” published by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1904. This map landed … Continue reading

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Map of the Month–October 2014

October’s Map of the Month, “Railroad terminal map of New York Harbor” created by the Port of New York Authority in 1933, shows New York Harbor in all its early 20th century might. According to The Encyclopedia of New York, … Continue reading

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