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West New Brighton Branch records,

Title
West New Brighton Branch records, 1932-1987.
Author
New York Public Library. West New Brighton Branch.
Supplementary Content
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Description
1 linear foot (3 boxes).
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • closed to research.
Biography (note)
  • The New York Public Library first offered services to the West New Brighton neighborhood on Staten Island in 1913 when the NYPL Extension Division opened a home station in a residence at 1006 Castleton Avenue.
Call Number
MssArc RG8 5887
Author
New York Public Library. West New Brighton Branch.
Title
West New Brighton Branch records, 1932-1987.
Summary
Reports, memos, news clippings and administrative files documenting operations of West New Brighton Branch of The New York Public Library.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Box 3 closed to research.
Biography
The New York Public Library first offered services to the West New Brighton neighborhood on Staten Island in 1913 when the NYPL Extension Division opened a home station in a residence at 1006 Castleton Avenue.
In 1914, library service was expanded with the opening of a store-front community station. Public response was enthusiastic, and over the next few years neighborhood residents petitioned NYPL to enlarge the library. In 1918 NYPL expanded the operation into a sub-branch located at 85 State Street. In 1933 the library moved into its current branch building on Castleton Avenue.
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Research Call Number
MssArc RG8 5887
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