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Alumni Collection

Identifier: PI-023

Scope and Contents

Included in this collection are fifteen series documenting the alumni of Pratt Institute through personal accounts, as well as several alumni-run associations. This collection brings the various forms of documentation of those individuals and associations together, as well as the printed matter and ephemera produced by these groups.


  • 1889 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1920 - 1990

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

For permission to publish, contact the Archivist, Pratt Institute Library.

Biographical / Historical

The alumni of Pratt Institute have been an active community since the school’s first commencement ceremony in 1889. A countless number of Pratt graduates have managed to stay in touch with each other as well as with their alma matter through newsletters and reunions arranged by the constantly evolving alumni-based associations. Though alumni are often grouped by department, geographical location or even ethnicity, this collection brings together all records of the alumni of Pratt Institute from 1889 to the present.


11.68 Linear Feet (32 boxes)

Language of Materials



The Alumni Collection documents the alumni of Pratt Institute through newsletters, graduation lists, student publications and various alumni associations from 1889 to 2015.


The records are arranged in fifteen series, six of which have been further arranged in subseries (plus one sub-subseries). The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series 1: Alumni Advisory Board, 1939-1940

1.1: Printed Matter, 1940-1950

1.2: Minutes, 1939-1948

Series 2: Alumni Association, 1891-2014

2.1: Pratt Grad, 1985 -1991

2.2: Alumni Day, 1927-2014

2.2.1: Reports, 1946

2.3: Minutes, 1891-1907

2.4: Printed Matter, 1901

Series 3: Alumni Fund, 1936-1988

3.1: Receipts, 1968-1974

3.2: Printed Matter, 1936-1988

Series 4: Alumni Society, 1966-1973

Series 5: Alumni Federation, 1928-1931

Series 6: Alumni Relations, 1948-2015

6.1: Printed Matter, 1948-2014

6.2: Photographs, 2000-2015

Series 7: High School Alumni, 1898-1905

Series 8: Alumni Association Korea, 1994-2000

Series 9: Pratt Puerto Rican Alumni, circa 1980

Series 10: Black Alumni Association, 1972-2015

Series 11: Ephemera

11.1: Memoir, 1994

11.2: Personal Histories, 1951-1999

11.3: Photographs, circa 1889-1960

11.4: Scrapbook, 1904-1968

11.5: Reunions, 1928-2011

Series 12: Printed Matter

12.1: Flyers and Bulletins, 1910-2004

12.2: Alumni Survey, 2001-2002

12.3: Alumni Work, 1975-1999

12.4: Alumni in the News, 1982-1989

Series 13: Pratt Alumnus, 1943-1972

Series 14: Directories, 1976-2005

Series 15: Graduation Lists, 1890-1943

Related Materials

Anniversaries Collection, No. PI-015

Commencement and Convocations, No. PI-011

Records of the Division of Student Affairs, No. PI-040

Student Life Collection, No. PI-033

Harmful Language Statement

If you encounter any pejorative language (i.e. racist, homophobic, transphobic, xenophobic) or content in the finding aids or within the content of the collection, please send an email to with the relevant details. For more information about how the Pratt Institute Libraries are addressing offensive language and content across its catalogs and databases, please see the Libraries' Harmful Language Statement:

Guide to the Alumni Collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205 United States