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Pratt Institute Archives

Historical papers, images, and artifacts that document the history and development of Pratt Institute

Archives Image Collection

Female students painting with watercolors from a butterfly exhibitThe Archives Image Collection consists of photographs, postcards, and other images dating mainly from the late nineteenth through the mid-twentieth centuries. 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.

Most of these images come from the Archives Photograph Collection. The digital image collection will continue to grow as additional photographs are scanned.

High resolution scans of specific images can be requested by emailing archives-library@pratt.edu.

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Archives Negatives Collection

Four frames of two men posing in a science classroomThe Archives Negatives Collection consists of black and white negatives produced by the Pratt Institute Photo Lab for use in publications and external public relations. Dating largely from the late 1950s through the mid-1970s, this collection provides valuable insights into student life and Institute activities at the time. The negatives depict events; clubs and athletics; students, faculty, and administrators; classes and student work; and the campus.

The collection is currently in the process of being scanned, and new negatives are added regularly. High resolution scans of specific images can be requested by emailing archives-library@pratt.edu.

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Yearbooks

Prattonia, the Institute’s yearbook, and its predecessors the Pratt Institute Souvenir and the Pratt Institute Annual, are being digitized on an ongoing basis and can be accessed through the Issuu platform. 

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Campus Buildings

The Campus Buildings Collection contains scans of architectural drawings and plans from the Facilities Department.

The collection is accessible to members of the Pratt community only.

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Pratt Institute Monthly

Cover of the Pratt Institute MonthlyThe Pratt Institute Monthly, a journal published between 1892 and 1904, is a key source for learning about the intellectual and social activities of the Institute during its earliest decades. They have been digitized and can be viewed through the HathiTrust Digital Library.

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