Check out some of our recommended online resources for researching Brooklyn History.
Website with digitized photographs and other visual materials drawn from the collections of the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum and the Brooklyn Public Library.
An initiative from the Brooklyn Public Library to digitize and make accessible the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper (1841-1955) and the society magazine Brooklyn Life (1890-1931).
Searchable database with over 20,000 historical photos, video and audio recordings from the collections of the Brooklyn Public Library.
The DPLA is an online repository with over 33 million items of digitized cultural heritage from institutions across the US, including images, text, videos and audio. Has a wealth of Brooklyn-related historical images and artifacts.
Research portal for learning about the people, places, and institutions of New York State. Search digitized materials from libraries, museums and archives throughout NY state.
Contains over 750,000 items digitized from the New York Public Library collections. Features prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more.
Between 1939-1941, the NYC Department of Taxation took photos of every building in NYC to improve the process of assessing property tax. These images have been digitized and are accessible in a searchable database. Learn more about the project in this New York Times article.