The Kingsborough Historical Society Coney Island Collection, 1890-1940.


The Kingsborough Historical Society Coney Island Collection, 1890-1940.

The large collection is comprised mainly of photographic images covering the history of Brooklyn. There is material about Brooklyn neighborhoods as well as other Brooklyn landmarks in varying formats: films, photographs, newspaper clippings. There are many visual images, small and oversized, originals and copies, as well as negatives, all of which present Coney Island, its neighboring communities and its landmark amusement parks such as Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase. There are photographs of various aviation events by the U.S Coast Guard and U.S. Naval Reserve including maps of Southern Brooklyn with blueprints of training stations in the Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. There are also interviews and recordings of films shot in Brooklyn, a documentary on Coney Island, articles on the early modes of transportation in Brooklyn like trolleys and the subway system. In addition, there are maps that provide information of researchers not only about the different routes but also of the various populated areas in Brooklyn. Finally, the scrapbooks contain newspapers clippings, articles and adverstisements that reflect the changes that have occured in the Borough of Brooklyn.

64 boxes (32 cu. ft.)


SNAC Resource ID: 7570966

Brooklyn College

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Kingsborough Historical Society. (corporateBody)

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 Manh...

Kingsborough Community College (corporateBody)

In colonial New York, young people primarily received education through private schoolmasters and tutors, and free schooling was available to poor families through the Dutch Reformed and Catholic churches. Following the establishment of a state government, the Regents of the University of the State of New York granted charters for secondary schools in the state; the first charter, in 1768, was for Erasmus Hall Academy, located in the present-day Brooklyn neighborhood of Flatbush. In...