The Center for Brooklyn History makes its collections available to all researchers.
We welcome scholars, teachers and students, genealogists, artists, documentarians, and anyone who is curious about the history of Brooklyn.
While we work to merge our two institutions' collections, the links below will direct you to our respective holdings.
Books and periodicals about Brooklyn in the Brooklyn Public Library catalog.
Brooklyn Public Library Photograph collections here.
Collections originally held by Brooklyn Historical Society here.
Archives and Special Collections
The archival collections document the history of Brooklyn and Long Island from the 1600s to the present. View our collection guides here.
Explore digitized historical maps spanning the seventeenth century to the present here, as well as Brooklyn Public Library's map collections.
Film, Audio and Video Recordings
Explore our digitized film, audio and video recordings here.
Art and Artifacts
CBH's art and artifact collections represent four centuries of Brooklyn’s visual and material culture. A selection are available to search online.
Newspapers: Brooklyn Newsstand
Explore our collection of local Brooklyn titles and high school newspapers here.
City and Telephone Directories
Search our collection of digitized directories here.