Found in 42 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The Accreditation Records include reports and self-assessments from 1948 to 2010 created with the purpose of receiving accreditation from various organizations including Middle States Association, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, National Association of Schools of Art and Design, American Library Association, National Association of Schools of Art, Engineers’ Council for Professional Development, Engineering Accreditation Commission (Accreditation Board for Engineering and...
Dates: 1948 - 2010
Abstract The Alice Fitts Papers document Miss Fitts’ time as the Director of the Department of Kindergartens at Pratt Institute through personal notes, correspondences and teaching materials dating from 1896 to 1916.
Dates: 1896 - 1916; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1910
Abstract The Alumni Collection documents the alumni of Pratt Institute through newsletters, graduation lists, student publications and various alumni associations from 1889 to 2015.
Dates: 1889 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990
Abstract Anne Carroll Moore was an important pioneer of children’s librarianship. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she developed the children’s room at the Pratt Institute Library and later set up services for the children’s rooms of the main library and branches of the New York Public Library. Moore introduced numerous innovations into library services for children, including exhibits, special events, and storytelling, and she emphasized the love of reading for its own sake. She also regularly reviewed...
Dates: 1896 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1955
Abstract The Anniversaries Collection includes materials related to the various anniversaries of the Institute, including photographs, planning documents, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and other related ephemera from 1912 to 2012.
Dates: 1912 - 2012
Abstract Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) was an artist and educator who was influenced by Japanese art and who in turn exerted a strong influence on American art in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, especially in the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He taught at Pratt Institute from 1895 until 1903. The collection consists of several articles about or relevant to him, and a small amount of business correspondence by and about him.
Dates: 1895 - 1999; Majority of material found within 1895 - 1904
Abstract The Barbara Ann Levy Papers consist of materials developed in preparation for and following submission of her thesis for the Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy and Creativity Development degree at Pratt Institute in 1990, a project in which she researched dolphin painting behavior.
Dates: 1951-2001; Majority of material found within 1989-1992
Abstract The Buildings and Grounds Collection contains records about Pratt Institute's Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses, their buildings and features, and its development over time. The records date from 1849 to 2017 and include real estate documents, mentions of Pratt in the media, and development proposals, among others. Digitized images of Pratt Institute's buildings and grounds are available on Artstor (https://library.artstor.org/#/collection/100045367).
Dates: 1849 - 2017
Item — Box: 1
Abstract Earle Rollin Brace Scrapbook documents his time at Pratt as an architectural design student, as well as momentos from his social life from 1913 to 1916. Contents include class tickets, playbills, event programs, dance cards, photographs, wedding invitations, and other items such as a flattened metal horn.
Abstract Edward F. Stevens was Librarian of the Pratt Institute Free Library and director of the Library School. He was influential not only in librarianship but also in typography and graphic arts, served as president or vice president for various professional organizations, and wrote articles and pamphlets about librarianship, Pratt Institute, and book arts. The collection consists of biographical information, business correspondence, mainly of business letters to Frederic Bayley Pratt, and include...
Dates: 1906 - 1956; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1937
Abstract The Eva Zeisel Papers were donated to Pratt Institute in several accessions in 2016 and 2018 by Zeisel's daughter, Jean Richards. This collection documents Eva Zeisel's experience as a professor of Industrial Design in the School of Art and Design from 1934-1959, as well as her career as a ceramic artist and designer before and after this period. Her role as a mentor and major influence on her students is evident in her correspondence with former students and her collection of student work....
Dates: 1939 - 2011; Majority of material found within 1939 - 1954
Abstract The Isabel Ely Lord Papers document the experiences of Lord while she worked at Pratt Institute from 1904 to 1920. From 1904 to 1910, Lord was the Director of the Library. From 1910 to 1920, she directed the School of Household Science and Arts and shaped the curriculum so that it became an emerging standard for the field. The Papers consist of biographical materials like newspaper clippings and publications, as well as letters to and from Lord between 1903 and 1920.
Dates: 1903 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1920
Abstract Within this collection are papers and artifacts belonging to Jessie Griffith Stone, later known as Jessie G. Rockefeller. Mrs. Rockefeller attended Pratt Institute’s School of Household Science and Arts from 1913 to 1915, where she earned a certificate in Trade Dressmaking. The collection includes samples of in-class work, such an embroidery workbook, notebooks, and artifacts related to sewing such as pincubes and spools. The materials date from 1885 to 1915.
Dates: 1885 - 1915; Majority of material found within 1914 - 1915
Abstract The Joan Anderson Papers consist of the coursework and personal artwork of Joan D. (Anderson) Jones, who was a student in the School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1943 and 1944. Her coursework books demonstrate her education and reflect the foundation curriculum of the art school during the 1940s.
Dates: 1943 - 1944
Abstract The John F. Pile Papers consist of the drawings and designs, photography, teaching materials, and writing created by the furniture and interior designer John F. Pile between 1947 and 1998. Pile taught architectural and design history at Pratt Institute for over 50 years and was a frequent lecturer at regional schools. Beginning in 1947, Pile designed furniture and interiors for significant design firms led by individuals like Donald Deskey, Paul McCobb, and George Nelson. In 1963 he started his...
Dates: 1895 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1947 - 1998
Abstract Josephine Adams Rathbone was one of the pioneers of American library science education and spent her career as instructor, vice-director, and director of the Library School at Pratt Institute. She was also heavily involved with professional organizations such as the Association of American Library Schools, the American Library Association, the New York Library Association, and the New York Library Club. Her papers consist of professional and personal correspondence, published and unpublished...
Dates: 1909 - 1949; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1940
Abstract Julia Pettee was a student of the Pratt Institute Library School from 1894-1895. From 1909 to 1939, she was the Chief Cataloger in the Union Theological Seminary Library where she devised a unique classification system for theological works. Her papers date primarily from 1895 to 1905 and include incoming and outgoing correspondence, writings by and about Pettee, class notes, and ephemera related to her time as a library student.
Dates: 1894 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1895 - 1905
Abstract The Julia Ruhfel Collection consists of classwork, drawings and notes compiled by Mrs. Julia Ruhfel from 1894-1940, who not only earned two certificates from Pratt Institute, but also taught at the school from the years 1916-1926. Mrs. Ruhfel earned her first certificate in 1895 in Professional Household Arts, and her second in 1910 for Trade Dressmaking. It was the latter subject that Mrs. Ruhfel went on to teach at Pratt, as well as to local students in the various cities in which she lived...
Dates: circa 1894-1940
Abstract The Lisa Ann Carl Papers documents academic and extracurricular activities related to writing at Pratt and date from 1992 to 2003. The collection includes course materials, student work, correspondence, and research related to her role as a Visiting Professor of English and Humanities and Fine Arts at Pratt from 1996-1999 and as director of the Writing the Arts conference in 1996. The collection also includes a copy of her doctoral dissertation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel...
Dates: 1992 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1996 - 1999
Abstract Mary Wright Plummer (1856-1916) stands as an important figure in early American librarianship, both because of the way she helped shape the profession and because she held positions of leadership and authority at a time when it was unusual for women to do so. A graduate of Columbia’s library school, she headed Pratt Institute’s library and became director of the library school. She was also a writer and a poet, and was active in a number of professional organizations such as the American...
Dates: undated, 1889-2006; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1911
Abstract Maryette Charlton was a behind-the-scenes figure in the lives of many artists, actors, and writers. Charlton was a supporter of the downtown New York City arts, working with and donating to galleries and venues throughout her life. As a student at Pratt Institute, Charlton left an impression in the art education program through her work with the Saturday Morning Art School and her thorough report on the art curriculum at Scarsdale Public Schools. Throughout the art education program at Pratt...
Dates: 1944 - 1998; Majority of material found within 1945 - 1947
Abstract Dating mainly from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, the Photograph Collection documents the history and creative output of the Pratt community and its environment. Included are images of the campus grounds and buildings, some of which are noted for their interesting architectural features; official events and activities; student life; notable individuals, including the Institute's founder and his family; and student work. Digitized photographs are available on Artstor...
Abstract The Printed Matter Scrapbooks consist scrapbooks dating from 1887 to 1987, which document materials printed by Pratt Institute and its schools, making them a rich source of information for events and student life. Access to these scrapbooks is limited due to the fragile state of the materials.
Dates: 1887 - 1987
Abstract The Academic Affairs Council Records include papers created by the Academic Affairs Council in 1968 and 1969. Included in the records are the agendas and meeting minutes for 1968-1969 and the administrative manual created for the council in 1968.
Dates: 1968 - 1969
Abstract The Center for Career and Professional Development provides access to career management education and support for students and alumni. This collection represents documents the work of the department from 1934 to 2006.
Dates: 1934 - 2006; Majority of material found within 1957 - 2006
Abstract The Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing documents the deparments efforts of promoting and representing the Institute in the media. The records include marketing material and photographs of departments, events, and activities at or sponsored by Pratt Institute from 1888 to 2015. Formats present in the collection include photographic prints, paper, negatives, and slides.
Dates: 1887 - 2015; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1984
Abstract The Department of Exhibitions has hosted art exhibitions in various locations on and off the Pratt Institute campus approximately since 1896. Records maintained in the course of the department’s activities include item checklists, photographs, press releases, flyers, and catalogs. The items in this collection range from 1896 to 2017 and are arranged by location.
Dates: 1896 - 2017; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2003