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Guide to The Packer Collegiate Institute records 2014.019

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science graduate students and John Zarrillo. Digital materials processed by Erica López in 2019.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on August 09, 2022
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by John Zarrillo Revised by Maggie Schreiner to incorporate additional material Revised by Aliki Caloyeras and Maggie Schreiner to include digitized material. Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect the incorporation of born digital materials Revised by Amy Lau to include COVID-19 oral histories Updated by Alice Griffin to include CBH language.  , March 2017 , September 2018 , February 2020 , December 2020 , February 2021 , May 2022

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Many items in the collection were donated by alumni to The Packer Collegiate Institute prior to acquisition by Brooklyn Historical Society. The identity of these donors has been noted in the finding aid whenever possible.

Conditions Governing Access note

Student records and personnel files are closed to researchers for 100 years from their date of creation. All other files are open to researchers without restriction.

Born digital materials are available onsite at the Othmer Library. Requests to acess born digital materials must be made at least 2 days in advance by emailing

Conditions Governing Use note

Copyright held by The Packer Collegiate Institute. All uses beyond fair use requires a licensing agreement as per Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Law.

Photographs of individuals and records pertaining to individual students or staff cannot be reproduced for commercial purposes.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); The Packer Collegiate Institute records, 2014.019, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Related Archival Materials note

The following collections also hold material relating to The Packer Collegiate Institute:

School composition books and diaries collection (1977.348) - Contains school composition books and diaries dating from 1849 to 1901 and belonging to various Brooklyn residents, including Maggie E. Briggs (a student at The Packer Collegiate Institute).

Lillian F. Robbins certificate from the Regents of the University of the State of New York (1977.414) - Certificate issued to The Packer Collegiate Institute student in 1872.

Brooklyn schools collection (1985.054) - Includes records on over seventy Brooklyn schools, dating from 1828 to 2015.

Blackburne, Woodward, and Ottaway family papers (2013.006) - Includes the papers of Packer alumna Mary B. Woodward (1871-1943).

Henry Nagel papers (2015.004) - Includes items belong to Packer alumna Winifred Gladys Nagel Pitt, including Supplementary Reading for the Academic and Collegiate Schools booklet (1922), Class Day program (1931), the Annual Sermon to the Graduating Class (1931), clippings, photographs, and an address titled "Bender of the Twig" by school President Paul D. Schafer (1939).

Allen J. Kone collection of Brooklyn postcards (2016.014) - Contains The Packer Collegiate Institute postcards.

Jacques Cortelyou papers (ARC.025) - Includes a Report of the Treasurer of the Brooklyn Female Academy (later The Packer Collegiate Institute).

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

The majority of the materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least three weeks prior to research visit.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of The Packer Collegiate Institute, 2014. Prior to acquisition by CBH, the collection was managed by Packer's Alumni Association and its Development Office.

Processing Information note

The archival processing of the collection began in fall 2004 by students from Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science and concluded in spring 2008. A total of 159 graduate students participated in this project expending upwards of 6,500 processing hours. They are:

LIS 625 – Fall 2004

Laurence J. Abraham, Mary Jane Nichols, Sara Roemer, Arlene Sherman Rapchik, Paul Silverman, Jonathan D. Tanner, Brian Baer, Diana J. Bertolini, Caley B. Cannon, Joshua B. Chodakowsky, Jessica T. Cline, Corrinne A.Collett, Daniel B. Eshlom, Andrew Farrell, Lierah A. Golomb, Camille R. Meyer, Rebecca D. Newton

LIS 625 –Spring 2005

Brendan Allen, Kira J. Appel, Dawn A. Archer, Christina R. Benson, Jillian Cuellar, Heather C. Davis, Jaime L. Haire, Galia Halpern, Jack Kormos, Emily Lan Zara, Hwasuk Lim, Kelly McAnnaney, Arezou Mohseni, Tanya Puccinni, Torie Quinomez, Stephanie Rasmussen, Lisa Ryan, Danielle Serra, Mahranie Sewbhajan, Andrea Young

LIS 625 – Fall 2005

Andrew Taylor, Cesar Garza, David Clephane, Eden Picazo, Elizabeth Crownfiled, Ellen Bahr, Irene Pantazis, Jefferson De Jesus, Lacy Schutz, Liz Larson, Nikki Taher, Patricia Glowinski, Quinn Lai, Rachel Conrad, Sheila Silagyi, Stuart Ian Slutsky, Tiffany Tyau-Wong, William Jacobs, Wilma Rosa

LIS 625 – Spring 2006

James R. Adler, Lisa Castrogiovanni, David S. Conners, Mary I. Cox, Rebecca Custis, Lauren Ford, Leng L. Hong, Alan K. Houston, Kris T. Kamikawa, Patricia Y. Kim, Lorraine R. Klein, Andrew B. Lanset, Julie T. Le, Carrie B. Levinson, Laena McCarthy, Susannah McDonald, Olivia Morales, Amanda Raab, Tiffany Schureman, Judy Stribling, Susannah L. Thurlow

LIS 625-1 – Fall 2006

Rebecca Austin, Phillip Bond, Jessica Breiman, IIlya Bronstin, Kelly Chatain, Eric Cohen, Maura Funchion, Rebecca Gordon, Geraldine Hallman, Regina Houghteling, William Johnson, Tomasz Kalata, Tara Kehoe, Julie May, Alison Nixon, Vanessa Norton, Sange Ae Park, Terez Rivera, Dyani Scheuerman, Erin Scime, Jed Winkour

LIS 625 – Spring 2007

Desiree Alden, Julia Altieri, Samantha Brauer, Rebecca Dean, Laura Fisher, Andrea Hollowell, William Johnson, Michelle Karell, Kristin Lagerquist, Mary Leggiero, Daniel Matarazzo, Elyse Newman, Jeanette O'Keefe, David O'Neill, Sativa Peterson, Jessica Rawlings, Jason Scott, Lindsay Turley, Kendra Tyson, Christopher Walunas, Denise Waxman, Lynley Wheaton, K. Hinkle

LIS 625 – Fall, 2007

Arielle Mark, Beth Halliday, Brett Dion-Krodel, Cynthia Brenwall, Drew Berner, Elizabeth Lizan, James Dye, Jessica Lingel, Jessica Spears, Katrina Denney, Lesley Espenship, Luca Buresch, Luis Munoz, Melissa Bowling, Susan Malsbury, Susan Schnitzer, Todd E. Sender

LIS 625 – Spring, 2008

Zaakea Al-Barati, Frances Athias, Amber Billey, Katie Blumenkrantz, Jessica Brooks, Christopher Collette, Michelle Farella, Robert Hansen, Jennifer Lim, Sadie Massa, Dustin Moore, Marisa Morigi, Michelle Murphy, Cathy Nassani, Nick Patterson, Jennifer Phoenix, Elisa Rugarcia, Nelson Salazar, Morgen Stevens-Garmon, Amanda Sullivan, Kyle Triplett, Nicholas J. Van Dorn

The records were donated to Brooklyn Historical Society (BHS) in 2014. In June 2015, BHS archivist John Zarrillo, assisted by Stephanie Coy, prepared the collection for transfer from Packer Collegiate Institute to BHS. This process included the consolidation of the collection from 445 boxes to 388 boxes. The collection's arrangement and description remained largely unchanged, although adjustments were made in certain areas to aid researchers. The finding aid and container list was converted from a Word document to an EAD XML file and imported into Archivists' Toolkit in July 2015.

In September 2015, John Zarrillo commenced processing approximately 80 cubic feet of records that remained on-site at Packer. This work was completed with the assistance of Katie Bednark and Laurin Paradise. Subsequently the arrangement and description of the collection was completely revised by the BHS archivist in June 2016.

In January 2017, the Packer Collegiate Institute collection (ARC.130), which was comprised of accessions 1985.061 and 1987.016, was incorporated into the Packer Collegiate Institute records (2014.019) by John Zarrillo. These materials include assorted catalogs, publications, and other ephemera. The provenance of those files is as follows: Portions of accession 1985.061 were the gifts of Katharine B. Cronkhite, 1960; Mrs. Joseph Keppler, 1966; Katherine W. Sawford, date unknown; and the Packer Collegiate Institute, date unknown. Remaining materials from this accession were acquired sometime prior to 1985. Accession 1987.016 was the gift of Georgia Giddings, 1987.

The majority of audiovisual material in this collection was digitized during 2019-2020. Material that was not included in the scope of the digitization project included close duplicates, unidentified B-roll, and items that were determined to have degraded beyond the point of successful transfer.

Born-digital material in this collection was donated on two 3 1/2 inch floopy disks, thirteen CDs, and twenty-five DVDs. The disks were imaged using Bitcurator-2.0.14. No viruses or personally identifying information was identified during imaging. The finding aid was updated to reflect newly imaged material. In instances when other copies of the content had previously been digitized (largely from MiniDVs), these items were not updated. A small number of disks were not able to imaged successfully (IDs 2014_019_media_007, 2014_019_media_014c, 2014_019_media_017i, 2014_019_media_017j, 2014_019_media_021.