When archival materials are referred to, quoted, or reproduced, they should be properly cited. This allows future researchers and archives staff to find and use the materials again. The format of the citation will vary depending upon the style guide being used, but the following elements should be included:
Many publications in the Archives do not belong to a specific collection. These include the Prattonia, Prattler, Pratt Institute Monthly, and others. For these titles, omit the collection, series, and container information.
Example: Gayley, Charles Mills. "The Poetry of Social Reform." Pratt Institute Monthly, vol. 9, no. 1, Nov. 1900. Pratt Institute Archives.
Pratt, Charles M. Letter to William W. Shirley. 23 Oct. 1939. Records of the Library, Pratt Institute Archives, 6.1: General Correspondence, box 20, folder 5.
Collar, Mildred A. "Indexes are the souls of books." Apr. 1899. Records of the School of Information and Library Science, Pratt Institute Archives, Series 5.3: Lectures, box 10, folder 7.
In many cases, crediting Pratt Institute Archives in an image's caption is acceptable. Check with the archivist if you are not sure.
Example: Civardi, Walter. [Parties.] [1935-1950.] Pratt Institute Archives Image Collection, Pratt Institute Archives. Artstor, library.artstor.org/asset/SS35449_35449_22643421