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Guide to The Packer Collegiate Institute records 2014.019

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Collection processed by Pratt Institute, School of Library and Information Science graduate students and John Zarrillo

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 02, 2017
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Revised by John Zarrillo  , March 2017

Container List

Series 19: Instructional materials, 1803-1964

Arrangement note

The series is organized into four sub-series:

Sub-series 19.1: Glass Lantern Slides

Sub-series 19.2: Textbooks

Sub-series 19.3: Nature Cards

Sub-series 19.4: Photo Cards

Scope and Contents

The series contains instructional material used at Packer, dating from 1803 to 1964 (primarily 19th century). It includes glass lantern slides depicting assorted locations and attractions, textbooks, nature cards depicting various plants and animals, and photo cards which survey the history of western art.

Sub-series 19.1: Glass Lantern Slides, 1880s–1900s. 0.5 Cubic Feet in two boxes

Scope and Contents

The sub-series consists of glass lantern slides, dating from circa 1880s to the early 1900s. The lantern slides depict assorted locations and attractions taken at various times of the year in and around the United States (Niagara Falls; Yosemite Park; Old Faithful; Bee Hive Geyser, WY; a glacial fjord in Maine; a grain elevator in Illinois; a United State Navy warship; Luray Caverns, Virginia; Continental Divide and Grand Canyon, Colorado), Africa (DeBeers mine in South Africa; a caravan in Biskra, Algeria), Ireland (a peat bog in Killarney), and Australia (Tasmanian Forest).

Arrangement note

No apparent order was found when processing. In order to aid researchers in locating slides of similar content, it is arranged alphabetically (by location if applicable) with multiple lantern slides of the same location filed next to one another.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 353 Folder : 1 Biskra Caravan- Algeria-Africa
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 2 [unmarked – caravan- Algeria-Africa]
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 3 The Haulage at the DeBeers mines-South Africa
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 4 Sorting Diamonds in Keuberly, Africa
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 5 Washing for Diamonds – South Africa
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 6 Tasmanian Forest with ferns-South Pacific-Australia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 7 Niagara- Falls from below- Canada
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 8 Bridal Veil Falls - Yosemite-California
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 9 Yosemite Park- Big Tree- California
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 10 Yosemite Park - California
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 11 Balanced Rock- Garden of Gods- Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 12 Balanced Rock- Garden of Gods- Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 13 Birdseye view of Colorado Canyon from gravel wash – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 14 Boulder Canyon – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 15 Castle Rock-Boulder, Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 16 Chicago Lake near Georgetown – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 17 Gate to Garden of Gods-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 18 General View – Garden of Gods-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 19 Georgetown [Clear Creek] 8500 feet from Empire Trail – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 20 Grand Canyon – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 21 Gray's Peak-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 22 Mount of the Holy Cross [Peak]-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 23 Montezuma Temple-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 24 Marble Canyon 5000 feet – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 25 Train - Royal Gorge – Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 26 Seal and Bear Garden of Gods- Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 27 Terrace? Canyon – Colorado?
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 28 US Continental Divide-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 29 Pike's Peak Ave –Colorado Springs-Colorado
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 30 Regicides? or Regiceles? Cave – New Haven, Connecticut
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 31 Observatory – Greenwich, England
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 32 Farm fields and river
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 33 Grain Elevator, Illinois
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 34 A Peat Bog-Killarney-Ireland
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 35 Glaciated rock surface- near Eastport-Maine
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 36 Glacial fjord Somes Sound- Mount Desert Island, Maine
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 37 Mount Desert Island-Work of the waves- Maine
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 38 Mount Desert Island- Jordon Pond- Maine
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 39 Tidal Marsh-Cohasset-Massachusetts
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 40 Glaciated summit of Mount Monanock [Monadock]- New Hampshire
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 41 Birdseye view of West Point- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 42 Catskill near Palensville- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 43 Chemung Falls near Ithaca- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 44 Haines Falls – Catskills- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 45 Horseshoe Falls from Maid of the Mist-New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 46 Ice Bridge-Niagara-New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 47 Niagara Falls – New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 48 Niagara Falls – New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 49 Niagara Falls- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 50 South Ferry-Brooklyn- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 51 Terrapue? Tower- New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 52 View above Falls – Niagara – New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 53 Whirlpool Rapids – New York
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 54 Plains of North Dakota
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 55 Phosphate deposits –South Carolina
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 56 Luray Cavern-2-Virginia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 57 Luray Cavern-4-Virginia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 58 Luray Cavern-5-Virginia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 59 Luray Cavern-6-Virginia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 60 Natural Bridge –Virginia
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 61 Warship USN [3 masted with single stack steam ship]
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 62 Adams Co – Rocks County,Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 353 Folder : 63 Assorting logs-Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 60 Bee Hive Geyser, Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 61 Great Falls of the Yellowstone –Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 62 Mato-tepe- "the stock" or roots of an ancient eruption –Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 63 Mammoth Hot Springs –Gardiner's River-Yellowstone Park-Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 64 Old Faithful in eruption- Yellowstone Park-Wyoming
1880s-1900s
Box: 231 Folder : 65 Maine - Mt. Desert Island
1880s-1900s

Sub-series 19.2: Textbooks, 1803-1964. 6 Cubic Feet in twelve boxes

Scope and Contents

The series consists of textbooks that were used for instruction at Packer, dating from 1803 to 1964. The subjects are educational and include geography, history, and English studies. It includes volumes that were part of Brooklyn Female Academy's library.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 354 Folder : 3 The Search After Happiness. A Pastoral Drama, by Hannah Moore
1803
Box: 354 Folder : 4 Grecian History. From the Earliest State to the Death of Alexander the Great (Two Volumes in One), by Dr. Goldsmith
1823
Box: 444 Folder : 1 The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, by Charles Dickens
1837
Box: 452 Folder : 1 The History of Modern Europe by William Russell, L.L.D and a continuation of the history to the present time by William Jones, ESQ, Vol I

General note

Owned by Sophia Voorhees, 1845

1841
Box: 452 Folder : 2 The History of Modern Europe by William Russell, L.L.D and a continuation of the history to the present time by William Jones, ESQ, Vol II

General note

Owned by Sophia Voorhees, 1845

1841
Box: 452 Folder : 3 The History of Modern Europe from 1763, Being a Continuation of Dr. Russell's History by Wm. Jones, Vol III

General note

Owned by Sophia Voorhees, 1845

1841
Box: 450 Folder : 1 History of Europe - from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison, F.R.S.E., Vol II.
1842
Box: 449 Folder : 4 History of Europe - from the Commencement of the French Revolution in 1789 to the Restoration of the Bourbons in 1815 by Archibald Alison, F.R.S.E., Vol I.
1843
Box: 445 Folder : 5 Dr. Blair's Lectures on Rhetoric, abridged with questions

General note

Owned by C. Sophia Voorhees, 1845 / Gift of her daugher, H.W. Austin, 1935

1843
Box: 444 Folder : 2 Men, Women and Books; a selection of sketches, Essays and Critical Memoirs, by Leigh hunt - Vol. I and II
1847
Box: 446 Folder : 2 Ollendorf's New Method of Learning to Read, Write and Speak the French Language by J.L. Jewett
1849
Box: 447 Folder : 4 Hand-books of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, First Course, by Dionysius Lardner, D.C.L

General note

Library of the Brooklyn Female Academy

1851
Box: 450 Folder : 3 The Good Child's Library, 8th Book: Scenes in the Life of St. Andrew.
1851
Box: 446 Folder : 1 Episodes of Insect Life, by Acheta Domestica, M.E.S.

General note

From Brooklyn Female Academy's Library

1851
Box: 445 Folder : 6 Episodes of Insect Life, by Acheta Domestica, M.E.S.

General note

From Brooklyn Female Academy's Library

1852
Box: 445 Folder : 3 The Little Wreath of Stories and Poems of Children, by Caroline Gilman

General note

Owned by Garrett Cowenhoven / Gift from his aunt Ellen, 1856

1853
Box: 449 Folder : 5 Gockel and Scratchfoot or The History of Two Little Chickens from the German of G. Sus

General note

Gift of Mrs. Emilie L. Pratt, 1898 / Used by Ella Platt Jan 1854

1853
Box: 445 Folder : 2 Sketches of Western Methodism: Biographical, Historical, and Miscellaneous, Ilustrative of Pioneer Life, by James B. Finley
1857
Box: 354 Folder : 7 How to Use Globes in the School and Family
1859
Box: 447 Folder : 3 The American Intellectual Arithmetic: New Revised Edition, by John F. Stoddard

General note

Owned by Leonie D. Smith, 1886

1860
Box: 444 Folder : 3 McGuffey's Newly Revised Rhetorical Guide or Fifth Reader of the Eclectic Series

General note

Owned by Marie Therese Purdy

1860
Box: 354 Folder : 6 Scholars Companion, Containing Exercises in the orthography, Derivation, and Classification of English Words by R. Bailey
1860
Box: 445 Folder : 1 Sanders' Union Reader, Number Two by Charles W. Sanders
1861
Box: 445 Folder : 4 Blessings in Disguise, or Pictures of Some of Miss Haydon's Girls, by Caroline Cheseboro

General note

Author was a teacher of English composition at Packer

1863
Box: 354 Folder : 2 Outline of Geography by Theodore Fays
1867
Box: 449 Folder : 2 Outlines of Physical Geography by George W. Fitch, Revised by Alphonso J. Robinson

General note

E. + M.K. Hallett. Packer Institute, Sep 19, 1867

1867
Box: 450 Folder : 2 Snell's Olmstead's School Astronomy: A Compendium of Astronomy: By Denison Olmsted, L.L.D. Revised by E.S. Snell L.L.D

General note

Mr. K. Hallett, February 1868

1868
Box: 449 Folder : 1 Anti-Nicene Christian Library, Translations of the Writings of the Fathers, Edited by the Rev. Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldson, Vol. XIV, The Writings of Methodius Etc.

General note

Presented by A.A. Low to Louise Sherwood, Class of 1887

1869
Box: 354 Folder : 1 Roman Empire Vol. II by Edward Gibbons

General

From the James Hale Bates Collection, signed "1871"

1869
Box: 447 Folder : 1 Practical Composition with Numerous Models and Exercises, by Mrs. Mary J. Harper
1869
Box: 446 Folder : 4 Practical Composition with Numerous Models and Exercises, by Mrs. Mary J. Harper

General note

Owned by Joseph Hedinger, 1870 / Author affiliated with Packer

1870
Box: 446 Folder : 5 Practical Composition with Numerous Models and Exercises, by Mrs. Mary J. Harper

General note

Note states book used by Frederick Dhuy Jr., Given to Packer by Mrs. Thurston C. Bassett (Leonice Dhuy Lawrence), Class of 1928 in memory of her mother Mrs. William Hays Lawrence (Bernice Sybil Dhuy), Class of 1906 who is the grandmother of Leonice Sybil Bassett, Class of 1958 / Author affiliated with Packer

1870
Box: 448 Folder : 1 Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of The Writings of the Fathers, Edited by the Rev. Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldson, Vol VI. Hippolytus, Bishop of Portus, Vol I.
1870
Box: 448 Folder : 2 Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of The Writings of the Fathers, Edited by the Rev. Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldson, Vol III. Tatian, Theophilius, and the Clementine Recognition
1871
Box: 448 Folder : 3 Anti-Nicene Christian Library, Translations of the Writings of the Fathers, vol. XXI, the Works of Lactantius, ed. Rev. Alexander Roberts, D.D., and James Donaldson, LL.D.
1871
Box: 449 Folder : 3 Hand-book of the Terrestrial Globe; or Guide ot Fitz's New Method of Mounting and Operating Globes by Ellen E. Fitz
1876
Box: 447 Folder : 2 Shaw's New History of English and American Literature, Prepared on Basis of "Shaw's Manual", by Truman J. Backus
1877
Box: 354 Folder : 5 A Brief History of Ancient, Medieval, and Modern Peoples, by Elizeth Messerole

General

Stamped "1908"

1883
Box: 442 Folder : 2 Maury's Manual of Geography, with letter

General note

Owned by Helen Storms, class of 1902 / Gift of Betty Benton

1893
Box: 451 Folder : 1 Catalogue of the Library of James Hale Bates, Part I, List of Authors
1896
Box: 451 Folder : 2 Catalogue of the Library of James Hale Bates, Part II, Classified by Subjects, Authors and Titles
1896
Box: 442 Folder : 3 Elementary Algebra, by Arthur Schultze

General note

Owned by Marjorie B. Smith / Includes class enrollment card

1908
Box: 442 Folder : 4 Goldsmith's Traveller and the Deserted Village - Gray's Elegy, edited by R.M. Barton
1909
Box: 443 Folder : 3 History of the United States, revised, by Emerson David Fite

General note

Owned by Sara Parsons, class of 1925

1919
Box: 442 Folder : 5 Representative Short Stories, collected by Hart and Perry

General note

Owned by Beth Webster / Written by instructors in English at Packer

1921
Box: 443 Folder : 1 The Ancient Mariner and Other Poems and Prose of St. Coleridge, edited by W.B. Henderson

General note

Owned by Betty Goodwin

1931
Box: 443 Folder : 2 The College Survey of English Literature, edited by Witherspoon

General note

Owned by Barbara Winthrop

1951
Box: 446 Folder : 3 Great English and American Essays: Revised and Enlarged, Edited by Douglass S. Mead
1964

Sub-series 19.3: Nature Cards, 1873. 0.5 Cubic Feet in four folders in one box

Scope and Contents

Series contains instructional nature cards depicting plants and animals, including varieties of wild cats, birds, roses and others. The 104 cards are printed on approximately 3x4 inch cardstock in vibrant full watercolor, and are in near perfect condition. Images are clear, not damaged and are encapsulated in mylar in pairs. Each card is stamped with the date 1873. The cards are in order of their natural family and species. Those depicting animals give a perspective side view and include small diagrams of jaws and feet for identification. The plants are shown from a top/side view of the plant and shown in full bloom. All cards are mounted on black card stock with a descriptor on the back of the plant or animal pictured.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 355 Folder : 1 Letter of Introduction. Quadrupeds-Wild Cats-Carnivores, 11 cards. Plants-Pink Family, 11 cards
1873
Box: 355 Folder : 2 Birds-Swimmers, 9 cards. Birds-Scratchers, 8 cards. Hollow Horn-Chewers (Cattle), 10 cards
1873
Box: 355 Folder : 3 Plants-Lily Family, 10 cards. Birds-Waders, 11 cards
1873
Box: 355 Folder : 4 Birds of Prey, 10 cards. Squirrel Family- Gnawers, 12 cards. Rose Family, 12 cards
1873

Sub-series 19.4: Photo Cards, 1880s-1900s. 0.5 Cubic Feet in two boxes in one box

Scope and Contents

Series contains 143 photo cards, which are photographs or prints mounted on heavy mat board. Images are mounted in both landscape and portrait orientation and vary in size. Mat board dimensions are predominately between 9x12 - 11x14 inches. Several prints are without mounting, all have been encapsulated. These photo cards were likely employed as visual aids in the teaching of a survey of western art and were often sold as thematic albums. The dates of use were likely during the last quarter of the 19th century through the early 1900s. The subjects of most of the images are Renaissance and Baroque art, including architecture (cathedrals, sculpture, plans, and elements), sculpture, paintings, and sacred decorative objects (reliquaries). Photographs were taken at the sites where their subject was created or resided at the time, which was primarily throughout northern Italy (Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, and Venice). Many of the photographs include a caption or have a label fixed to mat board. A number of photo cards include maker's mark, the most prevalent being Alinari, the first and largest provider of these materials specific to the subject.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 356 Folder : 1 70 Photo cards depicting Western Art and Architecture
1880s-1900s
Box: 357 Folder : 1 73 Photo cards depicting Western Art and Architecture
1880s-1900s

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