The Archivists Round Table invites you to celebrate the holidays and the 40th anniversary of our beloved organization.
Please join your ART colleagues and friends on Wednesday, December 11, 7 pm - 9 pm at the Brooklyn Collection, where we'll enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks. On view will be special highlights from Brooklyn Collection archives and the exhibit, "Food fit for Kings County: The Culinary History of Brooklyn."
In honor of our 40th year we are holding a food drive for City Harvest. Please bring a canned food item as a birthday gift to ART!
Brooklyn Public Library's Brooklyn Collection documents the history of Brooklyn from pre-colonial times to the present. A unique resource for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history, the Brooklyn Collection is a distinct division of Central Library, and is BPL's only collection of archival and rare book material. Founded as a small book collection attached to the Library’s History Division, it has become the world’s largest public archive for the study of Brooklyn’s social and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Documenting every aspect of the borough’s past in a variety of media, Brooklyn Collections' holdings include more than 5,000 books, 200,000 photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps and atlases, directories, prints, illustrations, sheet music, posters and ephemera. These holdings are continually growing, and contemporary news items related to Brooklyn are added to our files daily. The Collection also documents the ongoing life of the Brooklyn community through exhibits, programming and outreach efforts.
Brooklyn Collections is on the second floor of the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch, at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY and ADA accessible. Registration is free but capacity is limited. Please register online by December 9th to attend. If you have any questions please email email@example.com
Image: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights Branch, Fulton and Clinton St., Brooklyn, New York. East facade, entrance detail, 1964. Courtesy Library of Congress. Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho