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Fellowships and Scholarships, 1980-1989

This sub-series includes files on scholarships and endowments. Included are notes and files related to the Olive Bishop Price fund, 1983-1986, including expenditures and financial statements.

General Course Materials, 1972-1989

This subseries is comprised of course materials, such as syllabi, records related to the school media specialist program, Medical Librarianship documents, and more.

Institutional History

This subseries consists of a type-written history of Pratt Institute Library School, and has handwritten notes and editing throughout. This is a small glimpse into the early history of the school.

Institutional Reports, 1894-1940

This subseries includes monthly, term, and academic year-end library school reports from 1894 to 1940. Some reports indicate they were authored by an unspecified Vice-Director, others are by unknown authors, and still others are personally signed by Mary Plummer or Josephine Rathbone. The reports are mostly typewritten, some with handwritten edits, with a few being completely handwritten. Reports include information such as admission and graduation numbers and analysis, job placements, faculty appointments, departures and activities, field work completed, alumni events, questionnaire results, the status of funds, examination results, curriculum, and school happenings. Of special significance is a report of the library classes' work in the Children's Room, prepared by Anne Carroll Moore.

Institutional Reports, 1968-2001

This sub-series includes statistical reports on faculty, students, curriculum, income and expenditures, and continuing professional education. Included and of note are a questionnaire concerning the statistical report from 2001 and a 1984 visiting team report on the school.

Library School Advisory Committee

This subseries consists of a document titled "Work of the Library School Advisory Committee," which discusses the role of the committee members, including Rathbone, in planning for the upcoming school year activities like curriculum, lecturers, and schedule planning.


This collection contains correspondence, Dean's council meeting minutes, curriculum, budgeting, and miscellaneous documents created during the tenure of S. Michael Malinconico, the Dean of the School of Information from 1987-1988.

Malinconico, S. Michael

Miscellaneous Administrative Documents

This subseries consists of small sheets of notes about lectures and school programming from 1911-1912. Also included is a University of the State of New York Library Examination, which is an interesting look into the knowledge Library students were expected to have.

Miscellaneous Administrative Documents, 1972-1991

This subseries consists of records created for administrative purposes. Included is correspondence, a 1985 New York Library Association conference report, a list of 1988 Pratt library school graduates, documentation of 1981 departmental computer purchase, and miscellaneous administrative documents

student rosters, student statistics and job placement reports, addresses to the faculty, evaluations .

Miscellaneous Reports, 1983-1985

This sub-series consists of reports on various matters including a five-year planning report, a self-study, and a file on the 1985 American Council on Education.

Newsletters and Journal Articles

This subseries contains a copy of the Pennsylvania Library Notes (1933), to which Josephine Rathbone contributed an article, and a copy of The Seven Joys of Reading (1954) by Mary Wright Plummer, which was first published in 1910.

Newspaper Clippings

This subseries contains undated newspaper clippings that mention Mary Plummer and the School of Library Training at Pratt Institute.

Papandrea 2000-2007

Files of Virginia Papandrea, Director of Academic Programs (August 2002-December 2005). During her tenure she oversaw admissions and advisement operations and coordinated the school's internship program. Records include correspondence, self-studies, publications, reports, enrollment changes, and CVs for new faculty.

Photographic Materials, 1987-1990

This sub-series includes photos from an archival project dated circa 1990 as well as photographs pertaining to a Pratt brochure, including a contact sheet, proofs, and original artwork.

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