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Accreditation Records

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Identifier: PI-017
Scope and Contents There are two copies included for many of the reports. School-specific accreditation also included. Begins in 1948, most recent is 2010.MSA = Middle States AssociationMSCHE = Middle States Commission on Higher EducationNASAD = National Association of Schools of Art and DesignALA = American Library AssociationNASA = National Association of Schools of ArtECPD = Engineers’ Council for Professional Development...

Alice E. Fitts Papers

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Identifier: 021
Overview The Alice Fitts Papers document Miss Fitts’ time as the Director of the Department of Kindergartens at Pratt Institute through personal notes, correspondences and teaching materials.

Alumni Collection

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Identifier: PI-023
Overview This collection documents the alumni of Pratt Institute through newsletters, graduation lists, student publications and various alumni associations. Information within this collection includes records pertaining to students during their time at Pratt, as well as documents created by alumni many years after graduating.

Anne Carroll Moore Papers

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Identifier: 010
Overview Anne Carroll Moore was an important pioneer of children’s librarianship. A graduate of Pratt Institute, she developed the children’s room at the Pratt Institute Library and later set up services for the children’s rooms of the main library and branches of the New York Public Library. Moore introduced numerous innovations into library services for children, including exhibits, special events, and storytelling, and she emphasized the love of reading for its own sake. She also regularly reviewed...

Anniversaries Collection

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Identifier: PI-015
Overview 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.

Arthur Wesley Dow Papers

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Identifier: 013
Overview Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) was an artist and educator who was influenced by Japanese art and who in turn exerted a strong influence on American art in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, especially in the development of the Arts and Crafts Movement. He taught at Pratt Institute from 1895 until 1903. The collection consists of several articles about or relevant to him, and a small amount of business correspondence by and about him.

Buildings and Grounds Collection

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Identifier: PI-022
Overview The Buildings and Grounds collections contains information about the campus as a whole, the real estate and buildings near or on both the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses, and the features of either campus.

Commencement and Convocation

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Identifier: PI-011
Overview Commencement is the ongoing tradition to celebrate graduation as the Institute confers degrees upon graduates. Convocation began in 1991 as a means to recognize the graduates who received honors. This collection consists of the programs, planning materials, and other resources related to the graduation ceremonies at Pratt Institute since 1895.

Earle Rollin Brace Scrapbook

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Identifier: 027
Scope and Contents Scrapbook of Earle Rollin Brace, a 1914 graduate in architectural design. The scrapbook contains ephemera from his time at Pratt, as well as momentos from his social life. Contents include class tickets, playbills, event programs, dance cards, photographs, wedding invitations, and other items such as a flattened metal horn.

Edward F. Stevens Papers

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Identifier: 008
Overview Edward F. Stevens was Librarian of the Pratt Institute Free Library and director of the Library School. He was influential not only in librarianship but also in typography and graphic arts, served as president or vice president for various professional organizations, and wrote articles and pamphlets about librarianship, Pratt Institute, and book arts. The collection consists of biographical information, correspondence, and writings.

Ernest F. Fenollosa Papers

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Identifier: 014
Overview Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1853-1908) was an American historian, educator, and curator, who furthered an appreciation of Oriental art and poetry in the United States and revived interest in Japanese art and architecture in Japan itself. He built several important collections of Oriental art and disseminated his ideas on art and art education through his curatorship at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and his career as a professor, writer, and lecturer. The collection consists of correspondence...

Eva Zeisel Papers

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Identifier: 024
Overview The Eva Zeisel Papers were donated to Pratt Institute in several accessions in 2016 and 2018 by Zeisel's daughter, Jean Richards. This collection documents Eva Zeisel's experience as a professor of Industrial Design in the School of Art and Design from 1934-1959, as well as her career as a ceramic artist and designer before and after this period. Her role as a mentor and major influence on her students is evident in her correspondence with former students and her collection of student work....

Founder’s Day Collection

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Identifier: PI-014
Overview Any materials, including correspondence, planning documents, photographs, invitations, programs, and other ephemera related to the Founder’s Day celebrations that have taken place since 1888.

Isabel Ely Lord Papers

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Identifier: 011
Overview The Isabel Ely Lord Papers document the experiences of Lord while she worked at Pratt Institute from 1904 to 1920. From 1904 to 1910, Lord was the Director of the Library. From 1910 to 1920, she directed the School of Household Science and Arts and shaped the curriculum so that it became an emerging standard for the field. The Papers consist of biographical materials like newspaper clippings and publications, as well as letters to and from Lord between 1903 and 1920.

Jessie Griffith Stone Papers

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Identifier: 020
Overview Within this collection are papers and artifacts belonging to Jessie Griffith Stone, later known as Jessie G. Rockefeller. Mrs. Rockefeller attended Pratt Institute’s School of Household Science and Arts from 1913 to 1915, where she earned a certificate in Trade Dressmaking.

Joan Anderson Papers

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Identifier: 023
Overview The Joan Anderson Papers consist of the coursework and personal artwork of Joan D. (Anderson) Jones, who was a student in the School of Fine and Applied Arts in 1943 and 1944. Her coursework books demonstrate her education and reflect the foundation curriculum of the art school during the 1940s.

John F. Pile Papers

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Identifier: 019
Overview The John F. Pile Papers consist of the drawings and designs, photography, teaching materials, and writing created by the furniture and interior designer John F. Pile between 1947 and 1998. Pile taught architectural and design history at Pratt Institute for over 50 years and was a frequent lecturer at regional schools. Beginning in 1947, Pile designed furniture and interiors for significant design firms led by individuals like Donald Deskey, Paul McCobb, and George Nelson. In 1963 he started his...

Josephine Adams Rathbone Papers

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Identifier: 007
Overview Josephine Adams Rathbone was one of the pioneers of American library science education and spent her career as instructor, vice-director, and director of the Library School at Pratt Institute. She was also heavily involved with professional organizations such as the Association of American Library Schools, the American Library Association, the New York Library Association, and the New York Library Club. Her papers consist of professional and personal correspondence, published and unpublished...

Julia Ruhfel Collection

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Identifier: 022
Overview The Julia Ruhfel Collection consists of objects belonging to Mrs. Julia Ruhfel, who not only earned two certificates from Pratt Institute, but also taught at the school from the years 1916-1926. Mrs. Ruhfel earned her first certificate in 1895 in Professional Household Arts, and her second in 1910 for Trade Dressmaking. It was the latter subject that Mrs. Ruhfel went on to teach at Pratt, as well as to local students in the various cities in which she lived throughout her life.

Lisa Ann Carl Papers

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Identifier: 029
Overview The Lisa Ann Carl Papers documents academic and extracurricular activities related to writing at Pratt. The collection includes course materials, student work, correspondence, and research related to her role as a Visiting Professor of English and Humanities and Fine Arts at Pratt from 1996-1999 and as director of the Writing the Arts conference in 1996. The collection also includes a copy of her doctoral dissertation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as well as records...

Mary Wright Plummer Papers

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Identifier: 006
Overview Mary Wright Plummer (1856-1916) stands as an important figure in early American librarianship, both because of the way she helped shape the profession and because she held positions of leadership and authority at a time when it was unusual for women to do so. A graduate of Columbia’s library school, she headed Pratt Institute’s library and became director of the library school. Under her guidance at Pratt and, later, the New York Public Library’s library school, she turned librarianship and...

Maryette Charlton Papers

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Identifier: 015
Overview Maryette Charlton was a behind-the-scenes figure in the lives of many artists, actors, and writers. Charlton was also a supporter of the downtown New York City arts, working with and donating to galleries and venues throughout her life. As a student at Pratt Institute, Charlton left an impression in the art education program through her work with the Saturday Morning Art School and her thorough report on the art curriculum at Scarsdale Public Schools. Throughout the art education program at...

Pratt Institute Archives Photograph Collection

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Identifier: PI-photo
Overview Dating mainly from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries, the Photograph Collection documents the history and creative output of the Pratt community and its environment. Included are images of the campus grounds and buildings, some of which are noted for their interesting architectural features; official events and activities; student life; notable individuals, including the Institute's founder and his family; and student work.

Printed Matter Scrapbooks

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Identifier: PI-013
Overview The Printed Matter Scrapbooks consist of two different series that consist of similar materials: document box-size scrapbooks (1887-1936) and oversize scrapbooks (1980-1987). These scrapbooks serve as collections of materials printed by Pratt Institute and its schools in the course of its operations, making them a rich source of information for events and student life.

Records of the Academic Affairs Council

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Identifier: PI-019
Scope and Contents These records were created by the Academic Affairs Council in 1968 and 1969. The council likely served the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Included in the records are the agendas and meeting minutes for 1968-1969 and the administrative manual created for the council in 1968. Similar administrative manuals can be found in the records of personnel.

Records of the Center for Career and Professional Development

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Identifier: PI-024
Overview Though the Center for Career and Professional Development has gone through many names, its work has remained consistent—providing access to career management education and support for students and alumni. These records represent the efforts of the department to engage recent graduates from 1934 to 2006.

Records of the Department of Communications and Marketing

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Identifier: PI-012
Overview Though the Department of Communications and Marketing has gone through many names in the past, its charge has remained consistent—promoting and representing the Institute in the media. These records represent the efforts of the department to engage media outlets by distributing press releases and collect articles about the Institute featured in newspapers and other publications from 1887 to 2015.

Records of the Department of Exhibitions

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Identifier: PI-008
Overview The Department of Exhibitions, though not always named as such, has hosted art exhibitions in various locations on and off the Pratt Institute campus since at least 1896. Records maintained in the course of the department’s activities include item checklists, photographs, press releases, flyers, and catalogs. This collection consists of those records, arranged first by the exhibition location and second chronologically.

Records of the Library

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Identifier: PI-002
Overview The Records of Library trace the history of the administration of the Pratt Institute Libraries and the earlier Pratt Institute Free Library from its beginning in 1888 to the present, but primarily from 1896 to 2005, through internal reports, statistics, publications, correspondence, photographs, and other forms of documentation created by staff.

Records of the President’s Office

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Identifier: PI-021
Overview The Records of the Office of the President include reports submitted to and by the presidents, primarily after 1953, as well as materials about each individual president and their inaugurations.