On September 24th, an event was held to raise money to help preserve the archives of the Brooklyn YWCA at the Rudy Nottage Art Gallery located at the YWCA of Brooklyn’s headquarters on State Street. Speakers at the event included Martha Kamber, President and Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Brooklyn; Stephanie Walker, Chief Librarian, Brooklyn College; Chris Ebert, Chair of the History Department, Brooklyn College; Brooklyn Borough Historian Ron Schweiger; Cathleen Cogswell, Director of Development, YWCA of Brooklyn; and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. The Library brought archival material to the event including rare documents, bound minutes, and scrapbooks.
By the end of the night $1,770 was raised with donors pledging funds to repair and conserve individual items. To date, five scrapbooks have been conserved and information on these scrapbooks can be found here.
The event was covered by NY1 and other media outlets.
For more information on the YWCA of Brooklyn, visit ywcabklyn.org