The collection consists of documents regarding construction of the Whitman Hall, newspaper articles, and programs from the dedication ceremony. In addition the contents of the time capsule itself are included. The documents all originate in the period between 1950 to 1955 with the exception of the Brooklyn College faculty handbook that was published in 1948 but still in use in 1952. The collection is divided into two sub-groups. The first sub-group includes the documents regarding the building of Walt Whitman Hall in the form of intercollege communications, copies of newspaper articles, and the programs and plans for the dedication ceremony for the building in 1955. In several of the newspaper articles reference is made to the time capsule that was to be placed in the cornerstone of the building. The second sub-group contains the contents of the time capsule itself. The contents of the capsule are divided into two series: the first include the paper contents such as the Brooklyn College Bulletins, pamphlets and two college newspaper issues. The second includes the artifacts; a commemorative medallion of the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower as well as the copper time capsule itself.
Item, folder title, box number, Walt Whitman Hall Time Capsule, Brooklyn College Archives and Special Collections, Brooklyn College Library.