Steven Rappaport lived right next to Brooklyn College on Bedford Avenue. His family moved to 2981 Bedford Avenue in 1944 when Steven was three years old and the family lived there until 1970. An avid photographer, Mr. Rappaport took photographs of the Brooklyn College campus from the windows of his family’s home.
This small collection contains material related to Brooklyn College and the development of the surrounding neighborhood. This includes negatives of campus buildings including Ingersoll, Roosevelt, and Boylan Halls. These photographs were taken by Mr. Rappaport from 1969 to 1970, mostly from his home at 2981 Bedford Ave. There are many images of the construction of the Ingersoll and Roosevelt extensions. There is also of folder containing photocopies of articles about the development of Midwood.
Item, folder title, box number, The Steven Rappaport Collection, Brooklyn College Archives & Special Collections, Brooklyn College Library