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Pratt Institute. Free Library

 Organization

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Isabel Ely Lord Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-011
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

Mary Wright Plummer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MC-006
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

Records of the Library

 Collection
Identifier: PI-002
Abstract 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 School of Information and Library Science

 Collection
Identifier: PI-001
Abstract 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