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Brooklyn High School Newspaper Collection

Call Number



1853-2005, inclusive



9.3 Linear Feet in 8 flat boxes

Language of Materials

English .


A collection of news publications from Brooklyn high schools, covering academic life as well as events in their communities.


The papers are arranged in folders alphabetically by school name. Within each folder, the papers are arranged chronologically. The date range for each paper does not necessarily indicate continuous coverage, but rather the earliest and latest dates available.

Scope and Contents

The Brooklyn High School newspaper collection consists of news publications from Brooklyn high schools. School news receives the most attention in the papers, but community events, as well as matters of national and international interest, are reported on as well. One example of this coverage is the writing done by students – in essays, interviews, poems, and reporting – on the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The bulk of the papers in the collection span the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. Many famous Brooklynites appear in the pages of these publications, such as Bobby Fischer (Erasmus Hall High School), Janet Yellen (Fort Hamilton High School), and Bernie Sanders (James Madison High School).

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

While many items at the Center for Brooklyn History are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The researcher assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Brooklyn High School newspaper collection, BCMS.0030, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Material Specific Details

The digitized portions of this collection are available on the Internet Archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This is an artifical collection created by Brooklyn Collection staff. Some of the papers were originally sent to Brooklyn Public Library for patron use. The specific source of the majority of the collection is unknown.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The digital surrogates for this collection should be used in place of the originals whenever possible. If the originals must be used, the researcher should note that the majority of the materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least two weeks prior to research visit.

Related Materials

Brooklyn Yearbook collection (BCMS.0031)

Class Photograph collection (BCMS.0029)

Brooklyn ephemera collection (BCMS.0007), Brooklyn Historical Society ephemera collection (ARC.272) and Brooklyn Collection clippings files: each has folders dedicated to individual schools.

Brooklyn schools collection (CBHM.0006)

Collection processed by

Ben Gocker, Librarian and revised by Diana Bowers-Smith, Archivist

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:20:46 +0000.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Processing Information

This collection was originally processed by Brooklyn Collection staff. In 2018, the collection was rehoused and reprocessed by Diana Bowers and Sarah Quick and the materials sent off site for digitization. The digitized files are housed on the Internet Archive. Some of the papers in the collection were added after 2018 and thus are not digitized.


Brooklyn Collection
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201