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Institute Publications

Identifier: PI-007

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of directories, handbooks, guides, newsletters, magazines, journals, and other publications created and issued by Pratt Institute from 1892 up until the present.

A large component of this collection consists of issues of newsletters such as the Pratt Institute Monthly (1892-1904), Pratt Institute Students’ Bulletin (1901-1942), (the PI Newsletter (1953-1988), the Gateway (1990-2010), and the Pratt Institute News (1941-1946) which offer insight into campus events, the social lives of students, social and cultural events of Pratt and the surrounding community, work of faculty members, and broader changes in the Institute and campus life.

Additionally, the collection includes publications created by Pratt to help orient and acquaint students and faculty with the various resources and programs offered by the school. These publications include directories of students, faculty, and staff and information regarding the facilities and the structure of Pratt Institute’s departments. Also in the collection are academic guides and handbooks generated for Pratt Institute students from 1934 to 2016 that provide information regarding the campus, various student groups and programs, policies, and resources available throughout various time periods in Pratt’s history. Also from 1990 to 2010, Pratt Institute developed a publication named Career Briefs which provided insight to art students regarding career paths and prospects in the arts and related industries.

The collection also includes issues of the Pratt publication, Prattfolio, beginning with its inaugural issue in 1971 and continuing up to the present. This publication is created by the Pratt Department of Communications and Marketing and highlights the ongoing work of Pratt students, alumni, faculty, and staff.


  • 1892 - 2020


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, contact the Institute Archivist at


21.21 Linear Feet (18 Full Document Cases, 7 Half Document Cases, 2 Shallow Print Box (15.25"x12"x1.5"), 121 Volumes)

Language of Materials



Dating from 1892 to 2023, the Institute Publications collection consists of materials created and published by Pratt Institute, which includes directories, handbooks, guides, newsletters, magazines, journals, and other digital and print media. These publications cover a wide range of topics including the works and exhibitions of students and staff, cultural and social events on campus, updates and news regarding members of the Pratt community, policy changes, facility upgrades and projects, and more.


This collection is arranged into fourteen series based on publication and then ordered chronologically. The contents of each series are arranged chronologically, except for the Miscellaneous, Pratt Institute Monthly, and Pratt Institute Students' Bulletin. The Miscellaneous series contents are arranged alphabetically. The Pratt Institute Monthly and Pratt Institute Students' Bulletin series both contain volumes spanning multiple dates as well as individual issues or catalogs pertaining only to one year. Within these series, the contents have been separated based upon volume or single issue and then arranged chronologically within those groupings.

Series 1. Pratt Institute Record, 1889-1910 Series 2. Pratt Institute Monthly, 1892-1904 Series 3. Pratt Institute Students' Bulletin, 1901-1942 Series 4. Handbooks and Guides, 1934-2016 Series 5. Pratt Institute Faculty and Staff Directory, 1937-2005 Series 6. Pratt Institute News, 1941-1946 Series 7. Pratt Institute Student Directory, 1947-1964 Series 8. Career Briefs, 1950-1967 Series 9. PI Newsletter, 1953-1988 Series 10. Miscellaneous,1970-2017 Series 11. Prattfolio, 1971-2020 Series 12. Pratt Reports, 1975-1983 Series 13. Gateway, 1990-2010 Series 14. Pratt Faculty and Staff Notes, 1997-2001


Further accruals are expected.

Related Materials

Student Publications (PI-006) Pratt Institute Yearbooks Collection (PI-005) Pratt Institute Catalogs and Bulletins Collection (PI-004)

Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written by Brendan Enright on June 13th, 2023. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

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