This post was written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
In her 1945 book Old Dutch Houses of Brooklyn Maud Esther Dilliard (1888-1977) recorded the stories of "all the ancient dwellings" which were then in existence around the borough so "that their early owners, the founders of Kings County, [would] not be forgotten in the hurly-burly of [the] twentieth-century." She chronicled thirty-one houses in the architectural style commonly called "Dutch Colonial," but that is more properly termed...Read More
This post was written by Catherine Falzone, Cataloger, American Historical Manuscripts Collection.
In cataloging the many small collections that make up the American Historical Manuscripts Collection (AHMC), we catalogers first turn to our card catalog.
Many (but by no means all) items in our collections are represented by a card. Sometimes these cards give us helpful information for creating electronic records (available for search on Bobcat), but other times, we aren’t so lucky. These cards were mostly...Read More
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