The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG) have announced their neighborhood archive, plus a collection of books donated to the BNHG by well-known Upper West Side historian Peter Salwen, are now available to the public, located just inside the doors of the Bloomingdale Library, next to the circulation desk.
The materials in the archives have been collected by the BNHG since 2003 and are catalogued by theme and subject. The archiving project was begun by members of the Park West Village Neighborhood History Group – primarily Win Armstrong, Ginger Leif and Liz Pisanchek.
One of the most recent acquisitions is a booklet of oral histories collected by the Association of Black Social Workers Senior Center on 107th Street in 1976 that was given to the BNHG by Yahaira Mejia, the branch librarian.
Some of the materials in the collection have been digitized, and can be found online.
The Bloomingdale Library is located at 150 West 100th Street, in Manhattan. For more information on the archives, visit the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group website.