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8. Public Services, 1886–2009

Identifier: 8

Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The Records of the Library is a collection of almost entirely paper materials that document the administrative history of the Pratt Institute Libraries and the earlier Pratt Institute Free Library. While much of the records were created internally by staff, there are some that derive from outside agencies, like architects and consulting firms, as well as cooperatives like the Academic Libraries of Brooklyn. The records reflect the various functions of the library, such as the facilities, report submissions, circulation, financial, public services, and archives.


  • Creation: 1886–2009


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.


From the Collection: 17.3 Linear Feet (49 boxes, 1 oversize box, 10 oversize folders)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205 United States