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Barbara Ann Levy Papers

Identifier: MC-028

Scope and Contents

The Barbara Ann Levy Papers were donated to Pratt Institute in 2019 by Barbara Ann Levy as a gift. The collection includes correspondence, research materials and documentation, and publications that are related to her thesis for the Pratt Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy and Creativity Development program, which she graduated from in 1990. For the thesis, Levy studied the painting behavior of four Atlantic Bottlenose dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon Shores, Florida. The thesis (which is also part of the Pratt Institute Library theses collection) as well as paintings created by the dolphins are included. The paintings and other research documentation materials that are oversize are enclosed in wrapping and are located alongside the boxed materials.


  • 1951-2001
  • Majority of material found within 1989-1992

Conditions Governing Use

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

Biographical / Historical

Barbara Ann Levy graduated from the Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy and Creativity Development program at Pratt Institute in 1990. She taught studio fine art and art therapy, and she works as an artist and art dealer.


2 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The Barbara Ann Levy Papers consist of materials developed in preparation for and following submission of her thesis for the Master of Professional Studies, Art Therapy and Creativity Development degree at Pratt Institute in 1990, a project in which she researched dolphin painting behavior.

Related Materials

Records of the School of Art and Design (PI-010), Series 4: Art Therapy

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Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written in 2019 and updated by Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez in February, 2022. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

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Edition statement
This finding aid was edited in 2022 by Cristina Fontánez Rodríguez.

Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

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Brooklyn NY 11205 United States