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Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing

Identifier: PI-012

Scope and Contents

The Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing ranges from 1888 to 2015, though the bulk of the materials date from 1961 to 1984. The records represent the institute’s effort to inform media outlets about the activities, history, and promotions that are carried out by the institute, as well as its various schools, faculty, staff, and students. Many of the records—a majority of which are press releases distributed by the office—appear to have been transferred directly from the department and can thus be considered complete records, primarily from 1963 to 1984. However, there also appeared to be an effort to collect clippings from various newspapers and other publications, many of which have been compiled into scrapbooks of varying sizes.


  • 1887 - 2015
  • Majority of material found within 1961 - 1984


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 Department of Communications and Marketing, currently under the umbrella of Institutional Advancement, has had many different names in the past. The main service of the department is to manage the public relations of the institute, primarily through media.

The various names that the department have gone through include: Office of Information Services (1960s), Office of Public Relations (1970s), Office of Public Affairs (1970s), Office of External Affairs (1980s), Office of Public Relations (1990s and 2000s), and most recently, the Department of Communications and Marketing.


32.4 Linear Feet (30 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 13 scrapbooks)

Language of Materials



The Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing documents the deparments efforts of of promoting and representing the Institute in the media. The records include press releases and clippings of Pratt Institute in the media from 1887 to 2015.


The records are arranged in four series, and arrangement of the records is as follows:

Series 1: Writings About, 1888-2002

Series 2: Loose Press Releases, 1961-1975

Series 3: Press Release Packets, 1963-2015

Series 4: Scrapbooks, 1887-1955

Related Materials

Printed Matter (PI-013)


Guide to the Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing
Ian Post
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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205 United States