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This collection covers two periods in Dorothy Brandfon’s life: (1) her education at Brooklyn College and New York University, (2) her early years of teaching high school in the New York City schools.

Dorothy was editor-in-chief for the Brooklyn Literary Magazine. Included in this collection are two copies of the Magazine dated May, 1931 #2. Located here are several letters that from the administration of Brooklyn College expressing praise on the content. Boylan himself commented that the issue is “quite attractive and has considerable merit.” Brandfon’s diploma from Brooklyn College is included. An interesting section in this collection is the process Dorothy Brandfon had to follow to be given a teacher’s license to teach in New York City schools. Each step of the process is documented in this collection from teacher in training, to substitute teacher, to an English teacher in high school.



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