Pratt Institute. Free Library
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Teaching and Instruction has been a service of the library since its beginning, but this subseries documents the bibliographic instruction since 1989. Materials in this subseries include published resources for library instructors, course and proposed course syllabi, correspondence and memoranda, and other class outlines and instructional guides for students.
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.
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.
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.