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Collecting area: Materials, especially photographs and ephemera, related to South Brooklyn (Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Manhattan Beach) and to transportation in Brooklyn.

From the description of Repository description. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155457322

The collection, originally part of Kingsborough Community College, was established in 1972 to document the history of the southern part of Brooklyn. It is comprised of photographs relating to communities such as Manhattan Beach, Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, Floyd Bennet Field, Gravesend, and other neighborhoods in Brooklyn dating back to the eighteenth centruy. The majority of these items date to the mid to late twentieth century. In June 2003, Kingsborough Historical Society donated this material to the Brooklyn College Library Archives. Professor Emeritus of Kingsborough Community College, John Manbeck, former Brooklyn Borough Historian, director and archivist, put this collection together. He sought unique and significant artifacts from various institutions and donors, among them the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, the National Archives, the Long Island Historical Society, and Brooklyn Public Library. There are original and non-original photos, documents, posters and objects, correspondence, manuscripts and papers-all made available to the public so that this collection encompasses not only the remnants of a long-ago Brooklyn, but also illustrates the efforts that Professor Manbeck and the Kingsborough Historical Society went to in order to collect and preserve so much of Brooklyn's past.

From the description of The Kingsborough Historical Society Coney Island Collection, 1890-1940. (Brooklyn College). WorldCat record id: 468787632

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. Music collection, n.d. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. Ephemera collection, [ca.1865-1941] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. Clipping collection, [ca.1878-1985] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. Film and video tape collection, 1907-[ca.1975] Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. The Kingsborough Historical Society Coney Island Collection, 1890-1940. Brooklyn College
creatorOf Kingsborough Historical Society. Repository description. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
associatedWith Brooklyn Central School. corporateBody
associatedWith Brooklyn Engine Company. corporateBody
associatedWith Brown, Joseph A. person
associatedWith Coney Island Jockey Club. corporateBody
associatedWith Kingsborough Community College. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Sheepshead Bay (New York, N.Y.)
Steeplechase Park (New York, N.Y.)
Dreamland (New York, N.Y.)
South Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Coney Island (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State)
Manhattan Beach (New York, N.Y.)
Luna Park (New York, N.Y.)
Subject
Amusement parks
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Activity

Corporate Body

Active 1865

Active 1941

Active 1890

Active 1940

Active 1878

Active 1985

Active 1907

Active 1975

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