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Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection

Identifier: PI-028

Scope and Contents

The Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection contains memorabilia from related to Pratt: flags, banners, medals, awards, clothing, and other ephemera. Much of the collection consists of athletic memorabilia, although there are a number of awards, medals, and other keepsakes related to other aspects of life at Pratt. The items date from 1903 to 2016, with significants gaps and fragmentation. Many of the items are of unknown provenance. The flags, pennants, and banners date to the 1920s and 1930s. Some of them are identified by class year; others by an association with a school division, such as Engineering, or a fraternity; some of them are simply emblazoned with the name of the school. The medals and awards represent recognition of both individual and institutional efforts in a wide variety of fields and activities. The wearable objects in the collection also represent a diverse group of items, including a Pratt ring, a class pin from 1910, a t-shirt from the cultural studies program, and union buttons from both OPEIU and the United Federation of College Teachers. A seperate series contains athletic and fraternity memorabilia donated by William Berensman, including clothing, pins, and awards. A Pratt pillow and a 1903 class pillowcase comprise the ephemera in the collection.


  • Majority of material found within 1903 - 2016


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public.

Conditions Governing Use

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13.3 Linear Feet (21 boxes.)

Language of Materials



The Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection contains memorabilia from 1903 to 2016 related to Pratt: flags, banners, medals, clothing, and other ephemera.


The collection is divided into five series: Series 1: Flags and Banners; Series 2: Medals and Awards; Series 3: Wearables; Series 4: William Berensman; and Series 5: Miscellaneous.

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Processing Information

This collection was processed and finding aid written by Jeffrey Greggs on May 18, 2021. Descriptive Rules Used: Finding aid adheres to that prescribed by Describing Archives: A Content Standard. Finding aid written in English.

Pratt Institute Memorabilia Collection
Jeffrey Greggs
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Repository Details

Part of the Pratt Institute Archives Repository

200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11205 United States