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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.

American Library Association Reports and Self-Studies, 1923

This subseries includes reports, reviews, presentations, and self-studies by and for the Association of American Library School, later renamed the American Library Association. These reports and reviews were typically compiled for the Committee on Accreditation, but some self-studies were written to show the school's improvement during periods of conditional accreditation.

American Library Association Reports and Self-Studies, 1979-2002

This sub-series contains ALA files including memorandum, annual reports, financial data, resumes, and self-studies. Also included are GLISP budget and enrollment files and accreditation documents. Of note are presentation documents with details about the SILS program, alumni, curriculum, administration, faculty, and the facilities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Addresses to Faculty

This subseries consists of typescript speeches addressed to faculty. These speeches report on the improvements and successes of the Library school, the school's importance to the Institute, and on the professional status of graduated students.

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 .

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.


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

Administrative Correspondence, 1897-1905

This subseries contains the correspondence of the general administration (including directors) with other professional organizations or individuals. These include a letter to Miss Rathbone regarding summer library assistant positions, a letter from a secretary to the Class of 1895, and a note regarding costs to the school for printing versus mimeographing.

Administrative Correspondence, 1968-1990

This subseries contains the correspondence of the general administration (including directors) with other professional organizations or individuals. These include correspondence regarding course development, computers, the Pratt Institute newsletter, scheduling committees, Advisory Board of Visitors, Westchester Advisory Council, correspondence with Rhoda Garoogian, and more.

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