Skip to main content

Anniversaries Collection

Identifier: PI-015

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of any materials related to the various anniversaries of the Institute (25th, 40th, 50th, 75th, 100th, and 125th) including photographs, planning documents, programs, invitations, newspaper clippings, and other related ephemera. To gain a complete picture of the proceedings and events for each anniversary, the researcher must examine all the subseries within that particular series.


  • 1912 - 2012


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

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


2.45 Linear Feet (7 boxes)

Language of Materials



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.


The records are arranged in six series, divided by anniversary year. The first four of the series have been further arranged in subseries. Especially for Series 1, 2, and 3, the distinctions among the subseries Clippings, Reports and Memoranda, Events, and Correspondence cannot be pressed too hard, because in many cases a document in one subseries could easily have been placed in another. For instance, some of the letters in the Correspondence subseries are more like reports, and in fact formal reports do occur within correspondence. Also, reports and proceedings in the Events subseries might also appear in Reports and Memoranda. Typescripts of letters and publicity are usually found in Correspondence or Reports and Memoranda, while printed versions usually appear in Events.

The series and subseries arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series 1: 25th Anniversary, 1912

1.1: Clippings

1.2: Reports and Memoranda

1.3: Events

1.4: Correspondence

Series 2: 40th Anniversary, 1927

2.1: Clippings and Articles

2.2: Reports and Memoranda

2.3: Events

2.4: Correspondence

Series 3: 50th Anniversary, 1937

3.1: Clippings and Articles

3.2: Reports and Memoranda

3.3: Events

3.4: Correspondence

3.5: Ryerson Street Spy Ring

3.6: Scrapbooks

Series 4: 75th Anniversary, 1962

4.1: Clippings

4.2: Memoranda

4.3: Events

4.4: Correspondence

4.5: Photographs

Series 5: 100th Anniversary, 1987

Series 6: 125th Anniversary, 2012

Related Materials

Photograph Collection (ANN25, ANN40, ANN50, ANN75)

Audio-Visual Collection

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 Anniversaries Collection
Paul Schlotthauer
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205 United States