Lehman College Library’s Bronx Business for Everybody digitization project was supported in part by funds from the Metropolitan New York Library Council (Metro) through the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases Program.
We also acknowledge earlier grant funding received in 1990 from the NYS Education Dept.’s Conservation & Preservation Discretionary Grant. This allowed us to microfilm the Bronx Chamber of Commerce’s photographs, minutes, scrapbooks, and magazine Bronxboro. The microfilm of this collection is housed at Lehman College Library. A duplicate microfilm set was made for the New York State Library in Albany, where it can be used by upstate researchers.
It should be noted that all Chamber correspondence, maps, press releases, invitations, membership cards, etc. were given to the Bronx County Historical Society in 1975. The Bronx Chamber of Commerce ceased operation in 2000. Another organization called the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2001 and is thriving today.
Finally, we thank Dr. Rona Ostrow, then Chief Librarian of Lehman College Library; and Mr. Richard Kim, from Metro, for their support of this project.
Dr. Janet Butler Munch
Project Director and Special Collections Librarian