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PIC01. Institutional Records

 Record Group
Identifier: PIC01
Records created and collected by Pratt Institute schools and department as part of their operations.

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Accreditation Records

 Collection
Identifier: PI-017
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

Alumni Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-023
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

Anniversaries Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-015
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

Buildings and Grounds Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-022
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 the following link: https://www.jstor.org/site/pratt/buildings-image .

Dates: 1849 - 2017

Buildings and Grounds Digital Images Collection

 Digital Collection
Identifier: PI-DG-003
Dates: 1880-2002

Commencement and Convocation

 Collection
Identifier: PI-011
Abstract

The Commencement and Convocation collection consists of the programs, planning materials, and other records related to the graduation ceremonies at Pratt Institute since 1895 to the present.

Dates: 1895 - 2018

Founder’s Day Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-014
Abstract

The Founder's Day Collection includes correspondence, planning documents, photographs, invitations, programs, and other ephemera related to the Founder’s Day celebrations that have taken place since 1888.

Dates: 1888 - 1996

Pratt Institute Archives Photograph Collection

 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 Memorabilia Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-028
Abstract

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

Printed Matter Scrapbooks

 Collection
Identifier: PI-013
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

Records of the Academic Affairs Council

 Collection
Identifier: PI-019
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

Records of the Center for Career and Professional Development

 Collection
Identifier: PI-024
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

Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing

 Collection
Identifier: PI-012
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

Records of the Department of Exhibitions

 Collection
Identifier: PI-008
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

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 Pratt Center for Community Development

 Collection
Identifier: PI-026
Abstract

This collection documents the activities of the Pratt Center for Community Development, an advocacy planning and technical assistance organization based at the Pratt Institute, that has been active across New York City since 1963. The collection consists primarily of paper records documenting the projects of the Pratt Center. Publications, photographs and architectural drawings are also included in this collection.

Dates: 1953 - 2021; Majority of material found within 1999 - 2018

Records of the Pratt Graphics Center

 Collection
Identifier: PI-029
Abstract The Records of the Pratt Graphics Center, also known as the Pratt Graphic Art Center, the Pratt Contemporaries Graphic Art Centre and the Pratt Center for Contemporary Printmaking, includes publications, exhibitions, marketing material, ephemera, and correspondence created by the Center from 1953 until 1985. Located in Manhattan and affiliated with Pratt Institute, the Pratt Graphics Center served as a printmaking workshop and gallery space that featured the work of students and faculty as...
Dates: 1953 - 1985

Records of the President’s Office

 Collection
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.

Dates: 1895-present

Records of the School of Architecture

 Collection
Identifier: PI-016
Abstract

The Records of the School of Architecture document the history of the school since its formation in 1954, as well as its time as a department in the School of Fine and Applied Arts, through publications, promotional materials, course catalogs, press releases, and materials from various events dating from 1912 to 2012.

Dates: 1898 - 2013; Majority of material found within 1954 - 2004

Records of the School of Art and Design

 Collection
Identifier: PI-010
Abstract

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 - 2018; Majority of material found within 1940 - 2000

Records of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies

 Collection
Identifier: PI-027
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: PI-018
Abstract

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

 Collection
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

 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

Records of the School of Kindergarten Training

 Collection
Identifier: PI-009
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: PI-025
Abstract

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: 1948-2018

Vertical Files Collection

 Collection
Identifier: PI-030
Abstract

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