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Found in 61 Collections and/or Records:

Maryette Charlton Papers

Identifier: MC-015
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

Miscellaneous Electronic Media, 1968-2013

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-019
Dates: 1968-2013

Pratt Institute Archives Photograph Collection

Identifier: PI-031
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...
Dates: 1874-2015

Pratt Institute china set

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-021

Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: PI-028

The Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection contains memorabilia from 1903 to 2016 related to Pratt: flags, banners, medals, clothing, and other ephemera.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1903 - 2016

Pratt Institute Negatives, 1883-1996

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-024
Dates: 1883-1996; Majority of material found in 1970-1989

Pratt Institute negatives, miscellaneous documents

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-025
Dates: 1947-1998

Pratt Institute Yearbooks Collection

Identifier: PI-005

The Yearbook Collection consists of institution-wide yearbooks as well as departmental and extracurricular yearbooks, published between 1907 and 2022.

Dates: 1907-2022

Pratt/Alumni Ephemera and Memorabilia

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-027
Dates: 1989-2005

Prattonia, 1919-2023

Scope and Contents

Pratt's official yearbook has been published since 1910, although early versions were titled as the Pratt Institute Annual. The format for the Prattonia, as it is has been called since 1919, and appearance of the yearbook change from year to year, but generally include photographs or lists of graduating seniors, departmental photographs, and photographs of the campus and student activities or organizations from the year.

Dates: Publication: 1919-2023

Printed Matter Scrapbooks

Identifier: PI-013

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

Records of the Academic Affairs Council

Identifier: PI-019

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

Records of the Center for Career and Professional Development

Identifier: PI-024

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 - 2016; Majority of material found within 1957 - 2006

Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing

Identifier: PI-012

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 1955 - 1984

Records of the Department of Exhibitions

Identifier: PI-008

The Department of Exhibitions has hosted art exhibitions in various locations on and off the Pratt Institute campus approximately since 1896. The exhibitions primarily highlight work by students, faculty, and community members. 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.

Dates: 1896 - 2023; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2003

Records of the Library

Identifier: PI-002

The Records of Library trace the history of the administration of the Pratt Institute Libraries and the earlier Pratt Institute Free Library from its beginning in 1888 to the present through internal reports, statistics, publications, correspondence, photographs, and other forms of documentation created by staff.

Dates: 1886 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1896 - 2005

Records of the New York School of Applied Design for Women

Identifier: MC-017
Abstract The New York School of Applied Design for Women was a significant educational institution and proponent of the arts and crafts movement that sought to provide women with the practical education needed to be self-sufficient. Founded in 1892 by Ellen Dunlap Hopkins, the school went through several significant changes beginning with the new building at 160 Lexington Avenue in 1909, then the reincorporation as a co-educational school and merger with the Phoenix Arts Institute in 1944, and...
Dates: 1892 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1944

Records of the President’s Office

Identifier: PI-021
Abstract The Records of the Office of the President include reports submitted to and by the presidents from 1895 to 2015 as well as materials about each individual president and their inaugurations. The records also include paper records related to institutional advancement submitted to and by the presidents, administrative records from the Phoenix School (previously New York School of Applied Design for Women), as well as materials submitted to and by the Pratt Board of Trustees from 1892...
Dates: 1891 - 2020

Records of the School of Art and Design

Identifier: PI-010

The Records of the School of Art and Design illustrate the school’s history within Pratt Institute, from its beginnings in 1888 to its curriculum overhaul in 2014 and re-division into two separate schools in 2015. The records date from 1888 to 2018 and include administrative reports and correspondance, marketing materials, student work, exhibition material, alumni records, and publications.

Dates: 1888 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1940 - 2000

Records of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Identifier: PI-027

The material contained in this collection document Pratt’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies between 1960 and 2011 and include ephemera, publications, reports, and catalogs pertaining to the different courses offered at the school.

Dates: 1955-2011; Majority of material found within 1960-1980

Records of the School of Engineering

Identifier: PI-018

The Records of the School of Engineering contains documents created by the students, faculty, and staff of the School of Science and Technology, later the School of Engineering, dating back to 1888 until the school’s eventual closure during the 1992-1993 school year.

Dates: 1888 - 1991; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1975

Records of the School of Home Economics

Identifier: PI-003
Abstract The records of the School of Home Economics document the history of the school, beginning with relevant correspondences and reports from the year leading up to its founding in 1888. The evolution of the school is traced through the merging of the schools of Domestic Science and Domestic Arts into the School of Household Science and Arts, which later became the School of Home Economics in 1941.A combination of institutional records, student workbooks, memorabilia, course descriptions and...
Dates: 1887 - 1959; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1915

Records of the School of Information and Library Science

Identifier: PI-001

The Records of the School of Information and Library Science documents the history of America’s oldest library school in continuous operation beginning with its founding in 1890. Through correspondence, curriculum materials, student work, and other documents, this collection provides an account of the library school’s activities up to the 21st century, especially in its first 50 years.

Dates: 1886 - 2001; Majority of material found within 1895 - 1939

Records of the School of Kindergarten Training

Identifier: PI-009

The School of Kindergarten Training was founded in 1892 in response to the growing kindergarten movement in the United States. The Records of the School of Kindergarten Training contain letters, indexes and paper ephemera dating from 1892 to 1930 –the bulk of these materials having been produced between 1893 and 1912.

Dates: 1892 - 1930; Majority of material found within 1893 - 1912

Records of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Identifier: PI-025

The collection of School of Liberal Arts document the school and include administrative records, departmental work, and marketing publications such as brochures and catalogs from 1948 to 2018.

Dates: 1948-2020

Strategic Planning records, 1960-2005

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-016
Dates: 1960-2005

Strategic Planning Records, 1990-1998

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-014
Dates: 1990-1998

Strategic Planning Records 1997-1998

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 2022-006
Dates: 1997-1998

Student Publications

Identifier: PI-006

This collection consists of publications created by students of Pratt Institute dating from 1940 up until the present. These student publications include campus news, write-ups and reviews of events and exhibitions, editorial commentary on campus happenings, original artwork, poetry, and essays reflecting the social, cultural, and political issues of their times.

Dates: 1940 - 2023

Vertical Files Collection

Identifier: PI-030

The vertical files consist of subject folders on people, places, and events related to Pratt’s history. Materials include articles, newspaper clippings, press releases, biographical information, fliers, and other ephemeral materials.

Dates: Circa 1888-2015