Printed Matter Scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
The materials within represent a broad range of activities and events that occurred on campus, and represent nearly every printed matter that was circulated at the Institute during a given time. These are materials created by the Institute and its various schools in the course of its operations, whether it’s campus-sponsored events or student activities, and include invitations to events, programs from activities and events, class-related materials (coursework, ticket stubs, registration forms, etc.), and other ephemera related to activities on campus. Many of these documents are significant sources of information for early events on campus, especially those related to the kindergarten and art movements.
The Printed Matter Scrapbooks cover two primary date ranges: 1887 to 1936 and 1980 to 1987. These date ranges also reflect the size of the scrapbook—the former being in document boxes and the latter oversized on the shelves. All of these scrapbooks are also very fragile, including the items that were pasted inside, and should be handled with care.
- 1887 - 1987
- Pratt Institute (Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Access to this collection is restricted due to the fragile state of the items.
Conditions Governing Use
For permission to publish, contact the Archivist, Pratt Institute Library.
Biographical / Historical
These scrapbooks were not created by one department and may have been collected/constructed only by librarians. This, however, has not been made clear in previous records describing the scrapbooks.
10.9 Linear Feet (14 boxes, 7 oversize scrapbooks)
Language of Materials
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.
The scrapbooks are arranged in two size- and chronology-based series, as follows:
Series 1: Printed Matter Scrapbooks, 1887-1936
Series 2: Oversize Printed Matter Scrapbooks, 1980-1987
Harmful Language Statement
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- Guide to the Printed Matter Scrapbooks
- Ian Post
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Code for undetermined script