From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Edward T. Steiniger Collection

Dennis Riley 3 days, 20 hours ago
Lance Corporal Edward Steiniger is third from the left Lance Corporal Edward Steiniger is third from the left

We recently posted a finding aid online to the Edward Steiniger Collection.  Like most of the personal collections donated to the archives, this is a small but important addition to the materials entrusted to our care.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Joseph F. Rogers Collection

Dennis Riley 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Illustration for a 40mm mount Mk1 anti-aircraft gun, Ordnance Pamphlet 821 Illustration for a 40mm mount Mk1 anti-aircraft gun, Ordnance Pamphlet 821

The archives recently received a collection of material that adds to our understanding of the important work undertaken at the Yard when it was a Federal shipbuilding facility.  This latest addition consists of nine bound manuals related to Joseph F. Rogers' work as a machinist in the Ordnance Shop.  Five manuals deal with the construction, operation, and maintenance of a variety of anti-aircraft guns, while four others are Navy training courses for Fire Controlmen and Electronic Technician’s Mate.  Also included is a marine engineer’s manual.  The collection also includes a framed New York Daily News newspaper from the Yard’s closure, dated June 19, 1966 and the tool box and some tools used by Rogers. The toolbox and tools are a most welcome addition to our collection, especially considering the fact that they travelled to and from the Yard for nearly 20 years. In a sense they have returned home.

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Now at BLDG 92,

Announcing the #BLDG92Kids Sweepstakes

Aileen Chumard 3 weeks, 6 days ago

At @BLDG92...We love kids! Especially when they visit us.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The William J. Yager Papers

Dennis Riley 1 month, 1 week ago
William Yager receives Beneficial Suggestion Award, 1951 William Yager receives Beneficial Suggestion Award, 1951

The archives received an impressive collection of materials donated by William Yager who worked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard from 1947 until 1965.  During World War II he served in the U.S. Army and was first hired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on July 11, 1947 as a Welder Apprentice and later promoted to Welder Combination. During his 30-plus years of employment he received several promotions to Shop Analyst and Scheduler (Welder Combination), Shop Analyst and Scheduler (Welder), and Shop Planner (Welder). In 1963, Mr. Yager received a promotion to Industrial Engineering Technician in the Production Department, a position he held until the Yard’s closure.  In this capacity he was responsible for establishing methods and standards of doing various shipbuilding jobs.  Outside of his official duties, Mr. Yager was active in the Yard’s gun club.  In 1965, as part of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s reduction in force, Mr. Yager transferred to the Puget Sound Shipyard for the remainder of his career.  Since then he has lived in Bremerton, Washington.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Louis H. Kaplan Papers

Dennis Riley 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Photograph of the Machinery Division, 1913.  Louis Kaplan is third from the left. Photograph of the Machinery Division, 1913. Louis Kaplan is third from the left.

Louis H. Kaplan was born on September 29, 1893 and was first hired at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on January 13, 1912.  Originally hired as a typewriter, he was promoted to a clerk in 1916.  During World War I he enlisted in the U.S. Naval Reserve on August 8, 1918 and was discharged from the service on March 2, 1919.  After his military service, Kaplan resumed working at the Yard as a clerk.

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Now at BLDG 92,

A Tasty Tradition Continues!

Aileen Chumard 2 months, 1 week ago
A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work A newly appointed "Master Shipbuilder" hard at work

When you enter the gates of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, you might notice a sign that reads, “We used to launch ships. Now we launch businesses.” Well, we might have to revise that statement in light of the recent “launching” of the USS Levant – the Gingerbread Ship version that it is! This December BLDG 92 partnered with Christopher Sanchez, formerly of Myrtle Ave's Le Petit Bakery, on a third Gingerbread Ship Workshop. Our petite participants learned a bit about ships and shipbuilding in our galleries before christening the ship and decorating ship-shaped cookies to take home. Fun was had by all! The Levant was preceded by the USS Monitor in 2012 and the USS Ohio in 2013. If you missed it this year, join us next year on our next ship.

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From the Archives

New in the Archives: The Mike DeLucia Collection

Dennis Riley 2 months, 1 week ago
Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003 Plaque from the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) removed upon its decommissioning in 2003

As we reflect on the 54th anniversary of the U.S.S. Constellation (CV-64) fire, the archives recently received an important addition to its collections related to the tragedy.  Donated by Mike DeLucia, this collection includes nineteen photographs related to the fire aboard the ship that claimed the lives of 49 ship workers.  For more information, see the collection finding aid.

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Meet the Makers!,

What's that "Wall-about"?

Aileen Chumard 7 months, 1 week ago

If you're among the thousands of New Yorkers who have ridden your bike down the Brooklyn Greenway over the last week you may have noticed a new wall here on the Wallabout featuring "A Day in the Life at the Brooklyn Navy Yard."

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Meet the Makers!,

Meet the Makers: Ryan Hollowell

Aileen Chumard 9 months ago

Meet the Makers is a BLDG 92 blog feature that shines a spotlight on artisans, designers, manufacturers and entrepreneurs who are "making it" in and around Brooklyn. Check out our new exhibit, Making it in NYC!

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New Exhibit! Making it in NYC: The Era of New Manufacturing

Aileen Chumard 9 months, 3 weeks ago

Welcome to the world of makers & manufacturers! BLDG 92 is buzzing with the hustle and bustle of a new exhibit opening! Check out the video below, read the press release here and learn more here.

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