Archives staff are knowledgeable about our collections and the history of Pratt Institute, and we are happy to help with your research. Please contact us with your reference questions.
We are often able to provide answers to quick questions by email or phone. Extensive research will require a visit by the researcher, and we can help with selecting materials and suggesting other resources of interest.
The library is able to create digital reproductions (high-resolution JPEGs or TIFFs) from most materials in the Archives. This service is provided at no cost to Pratt Institute students, faculty, and staff. Reproduction fees for non-Pratt researchers will be calculated according to the reproduction fee schedule.
The Archives hosts instruction sessions for classes at Pratt. We collaborate with faculty to develop sessions tailored to specific classes, but generally these sessions provide an introduction to archival research, an orientation to our collections, and the opportunity to view and work with archival materials.
Instructors interested in scheduling a session should submit a library instruction request form at least two weeks in advance.