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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 21: Memorabilia, circa 1780-2004

Arrangement note

The series is arranged into five sub-series:

Sub-series 21.1: Honors and plaques

Sub-series 21.2: Textiles, banners, and flags

Sub-series 21.3: Pins, rings, and other metal objects

Sub-series 21.4: Exhibition items

Sub-series 21.5: Miscellaneous items

Scope and Contents

This sub-series contains a variety of artifacts and memorabilia relating to the Packer, dating from circa 1780 to 2004. It includes awards and commemorations presented to students, personal items belonging to former students, textiles, promotional items, and architectural memorabilia. Items of note include two wooden primers (presumably used in the 19th century), an assortment of historical flags and banners dating as far back as 1890, class pins and rings, school uniforms, plaques, and other honors. It also includes items which were used in exhibitions which were displayed at the school. Some materials were donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris in 2001 and Ms. Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard (class of 1946).

Sub-series 21.1: Honors and plaques, circa 1923-1999. 18 items in seven boxes

Scope and Contents

The sub-series includes plaques, awards, and other honors relating to Packer, dating from circa 1923 to 1999.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 361 Folder : 3 One Garden Plaque with the Inscription, "In Grateful Memory of Ella Mead 1883-1923 Student and Teacher"
circa 1923
Box: 344 Folder : - Memorial plaque for Marcia Babbage, President, Class of 1952
circa 1954
Box: 358 Folder : 1 Four silver-framed commemorative certificates presented to alumni of the Packer Collegiate Institute for "embodying the founding spirit of Packer"
1966
Box: 362 Folder : 4 Two (2) Event-Related Plates, One Metal with the Inscription, "Unlock the door to fashion," and One Metal with the Inscription, "1970 Book Fair."
1970
Box: 359 Folder : 3 Packer Collegiate Institute Citation of Merit Award plaque
1977-1995
Box: 359 Folder : 4 Packer Collegiate Institute Cum Laude Society plaque
1977-1995
Box: 359 Folder : 2 Packer Scholar Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement plaque
1979-1999
Box: 359 Folder : 1 Junior Student Council Merit Awards plaque
1983-1988
Box: 361 Folder : 4 One Garden Plaque with the Inscription, "Carole's Garden / Carole Silver loves children, books & plants / Spring 1987."
1987
Box: 360 Folder : 4 Mock Trial Tournament New York City Winner Plaque
1987
Box: 360 Folder : 5 Mock Trial Tournament New York City Winner Plaque (Plate Attached Separately)
1988
Box: 534 Folder : - 150th anniversary citation from NY Governor George E. Pataki
1996
Box: 360 Folder : 1 Framed letter from former President George H. W. Bush
1999
Box: 360 Folder : 3 Plaque in honor of the founders of Packer Model Congress
1999

Sub-series 21.2: Textiles, banners, and flags, 1853-1995. 6.5 Cubic Feet in thirteen boxes and one object

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains textiles (school uniforms, commencement robes, sports uniforms, etc.), banners, and flags, dating from 1853 to 1995.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 364 Folder : 1 Embroidered Maroon Pillowcase
1853
Box: 368 Folder : 1 Embroidered Pillowcase

General

Gift of Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001

1853
Box: 367 Folder : 1 American flag

General

Presented to the Packer Collegiate Institute by the Lafayette Post 140 G.A.R. at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in the presence of Gen. Sherman.

1890
Box: 364 Folder : 2 Embroidered Red Banner
1899
Box: 42 Folder : - Hankerchief
circa 20th century
Box: 364 Folder : 3 Felt Packer Collegiate Institute Letter Banner
1909
Item: Packer '23 banner Packer '23 banner
1923
Box: 365 Folder : 2 Banner
1925
Box: 370 Folder : 1 Corset

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 2 Bronze Satin Jacket

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 3 Three miscellaneous pieces of bronze fabric

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 4 Gym Jumper

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 5 Complete Sports Uniforms (two)

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 6 Two black shirts and three pair black bloomers

General note

Donated by Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 370 Folder : 7 Two Sleeves Yellow Felt Varsity Stripes; One Sleeve Green Felt Varsity Stripe; Two Sleeves Maroon Felt, Packer Collegiate Institute insignia

General note

Mary Jean Eckhardt Howard, Class of 1946

1946
Box: 365 Folder : 3 "Alphabet Banners" (two)
1982
Box: 376 Folder : 3 Packer Collegiate Institute Red Cotton T-shirt
1983
Box: 369 Folder : 1 Basketball uniforms (two shirts, two pair shorts)
1985-1995
Box: 369 Folder : 2 Softball uniform (one shirt, one pair pants)
1985-1995
Box: 372 Folder : 3 Maroon and White Graduation Tassels (two)
1985-1995
Box: 373 Folder : 4 Embroidered Cloth from Class Day

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

1990
Box: 105 Folder : - Nylon Packer tote bag
circa 1990s-2000s
Box: 364 Folder : 4 Commencement Flags and Banners
Undated
Box: 364 Folder : 5 Purple Banners (two)
Undated
Box: 364 Folder : 6 Orange Banner
Undated
Box: 365 Folder : 1 Felt Banners (three)
Undated
Box: 365 Folder : 4 Packer Collegiate Institute Maroon Pennant
Undated
Box: 366 Folder : 1 American flag
Undated
Box: 371 Folder : 1 Mortarboard
Undated
Box: 371 Folder : 2 Black Commencement Collars (four)
Undated
Box: 371 Folder : 3 Black Commencement Robe Belonging to Eleanor Elliott
Undated
Box: 371 Folder : 4 Black Bloomers (five)
Undated
Box: 371 Folder : 5 White Cotton Blouses (three)
Undated
Box: 372 Folder : 1 White Commencement Robes (two)
Undated
Box: 372 Folder : 2 Orange Commencement Collars (two)
Undated
Box: 373 Folder : 1 Neckties with P.C.I. Insignia (four)

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

Undated
Box: 373 Folder : 2 Silk Scarves with P.C.I. Insignia (five)

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

Undated
Box: 373 Folder : 3 Maroon "P.C.I." Beanie

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

Undated
Box: 373 Folder : 6 Canvas Sack with P.C.I. Insignia.

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

Undated
Box: 376 Folder : 4 Packer Collegiate Institute Maroon Tie with Pelican Design
Undated
Box: 376 Folder : 8 "Roving Alumni Photographer" Aprons
Undated

Sub-series 21.3: Pins, rings, and other metal objects, circa 1860s-2004. 0.8 Cubic Feet in five boxes

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains class pins, rings, and other metal objects, dating from circa 1860s to 2004.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 527 Folder : 19 Class ring/pin tags with names of owners and dates of donation

General

Probably relates to pins and rings in box 555.

19th century-1980
Box: 556 Folder : - Packer hairpins (two, one broken)
circa 1860s-1900s
Box: 556 Folder : - Packer spoons (two)
circa 1860s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 1 Class of 1872 "Resona" pin
1872
Box: 555 Folder : 2 "Resona" pin
circa 1872
Box: 555 Folder : 3 Class of 1873 "Corona" pin
1873
Box: 555 Folder : 4 Class of 1875 pin
1875
Box: 555 Folder : 5 Class of 1880 pin
1880
Box: 555 Folder : 6 Class of 1884 pin
1884
Box: 555 Folder : 7 Class of 1886 pin
1886
Box: 555 Folder : 8 Class of 1888 pin
1888
Box: 555 Folder : 9 Class of 1890 pin that belonged to A.G.C. (?)
1890
Box: 555 Folder : 10 Class of 1890 pin that belonged to B. Eddy
1890
Box: 555 Folder : 11 Class of 1893 pin
1893
Box: 555 Folder : 12 Class of 1893 pin
1893
Box: 555 Folder : 13 Class of 1894 (?) pin
1894
Box: 555 Folder : 14 Class of 1897 pin that belonged to E.P.
1897
Box: 555 Folder : 15 Class of 1898 pin that belonged to G. Browne
1898
Box: 555 Folder : 16 Class of 1899 pin
1899
Box: 555 Folder : 17 Class of 1899 pin that belonged to E.L.D.
1899
Box: 555 Folder : 18 Decorative pin featuring Packer logo
circa 1890s-1920s
Box: 555 Folder : 19 Packer signet ring
circa 1890s-1920s
Box: 555 Folder : 20 Packer Collegiate Institute ring
circa 1890s-1920s
Box: 555 Folder : 21 Class of 1901 pin that belonged to E.E. Carver
1901
Box: 555 Folder : 22 Class of 1902 pin that belonged to M.E. Markwald
1902
Box: 555 Folder : 23 Pi Delta Kappa sorority pin that belonged to M.E. Markwald
circa 1902
Box: 555 Folder : 24 Lambda Epsilon Phi sorority pin that belonged to Markwald
circa 1902
Box: 374 Folder : 4 Two pins or other jewelry

General

Gift of Mary Emma Peck, class of 1902

1902
Box: 374 Folder : 5 Two pins, one with Kappa Delta Pi insignia
circa 1902
Box: 555 Folder : 25 Packer Collegiate Institute pin that belonged to Christine Siefke Trexler (Class of 1903 or 1907)
circa 1903-1907
Box: 555 Folder : 26 Class of 1904 pin
1904
Box: 555 Folder : 27 Class of 1904 - Nu Tau Kappa sorority pin
1904
Box: 555 Folder : 28 Packer Collegiate Institute pin
circa 1905
Box: 555 Folder : 29 Packer Collegiate Institute pin that belonged to Alice Welcher Erickson (Class of 1905)
circa 1905
Box: 555 Folder : 30 Class of 1906 pin and medallion
1906
Box: 374 Folder : 6 Class pin
circa 1906
Box: 555 Folder : 31 Class of 1907 pin
1907
Box: 555 Folder : 32 Packer pin with P on chain
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 33 Kappa Psi pin that belonged to E.C.
circa 1900s-1910s
Box: 555 Folder : 34 P.A.A. pin
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 35 P.C.I. pin
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 36 Packer flag in a heart pin
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 37 Packer flag pin
circa 1900s-1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 38 Class of 1911 pin that belonged to A.O.T.
1911
Box: 555 Folder : 39 Class of 1912 pin
1912
Box: 374 Folder : 11 Two gold necklaces and one class ring attached to chain
1912
Box: 555 Folder : 40 Class of 1914 that belonged to S.E.D.
1914
Box: 555 Folder : 41 Pi Delta Kappa sorority pin that belonged to S.E.D.
circa 1914
Box: 555 Folder : 42 Pi Delta Kappa sorority pin
circa 1914
Box: 555 Folder : 43 Class of 1917 pin that belonged to L.H.
1917
Box: 555 Folder : 44 Class of 1918 pin that belonged to E.F.B.
1918
Box: 555 Folder : 45 The College of Packer Collegiate Institute pin
circa 1919-1972
Box: 374 Folder : 7 Class pin
circa 1925
Box: 374 Folder : 8 Two class pins
circa 1927
Box: 374 Folder : 9 Class pin
circa 1928
Box: 555 Folder : 46 Class of 1930 pin that belonged to B.R.B.
1930
Box: 555 Folder : 47 Class of 1938 pin that belonged to K.T.A.
1938
Box: 555 Folder : 48 Packer signet ring that belonged to R.C. Benedict
circa 1939
Box: 374 Folder : 10 Kappa Delta Pi sorority pin
circa 1946
Box: 555 Folder : 49 Class of 1972 pin
1972
Box: 374 Folder : 3 Packer pin or other jewelry
2004
Box: 373 Folder : 5 Class pin

General note

Donated by Mrs. T. Stewart Harris, 2001 September 19

Undated
Box: 374 Folder : 1 Eleven pins with varying Packer Collegiate Institute insignia
Undated
Box: 374 Folder : 2 Three pins or other jewelry
Undated
Box: 374 Folder : 12 Brass Belt Buckle with Pelican
Undated
Box: 374 Folder : 17 Watch from "Image Watches, Inc."
undated

Sub-series 21.4: Exhibition items, 1839-1945. 0.5 Cubic Feet in one box

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains items that were used in historical exhibitions at Packer, dating from 1839 to 1945. Materials include photographic prints, cabinet cards, drawings, newspaper clippings, manuscript letters, fliers, notices, official documents, invoices, receipts and stock certificates. They were used in as many as three exhibitions, one of which was almost certainly the centennial exhibit of 1945.

There are several items of note relating to the founding of the Brooklyn Female Academy (BFA) in this sub-series, including a notice of meeting in Brooklyn to plan establishment of BFA, the floor plans of the BFA building, and an invitation to the opening of the school.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 377 Folder : 1 Documents pertaining to the Founding and Origins of the Brooklyn Female Academy
1846-1891
Box: 377 Folder : 2 Items Relating to the Packer family and the founding of the Packer Institute.
1853-1930s
Box: 377 Folder : 3 Includes portraits of the Early Presidents of the Packer Institute.
1854-1938
Box: 377 Folder : 4 Images of Packer
Undated
Box: 377 Folder : 5 Images of Brooklyn
1855-1945
Box: 377 Folder : 6 Commencements
1852-1871
Box: 377 Folder : 7 Stock Certificates of the Brooklyn Female Academy
1845
Box: 377 Folder : 8 Subway Construction – Request for Consent from Board of Rapid Transit Railroad Commissioners, June 14
1901
Box: 377 Folder : 9 Unknown Photograph
Undated
Box: 377 Folder : 10 Matthew Brady Cabinet Card of Walt Whitman
1860s
Box: 377 Folder : 11 Letter from W.S. Packer to A. Packer
1839
Box: 377 Folder : 12 Program. "Celebration of the Opening of the Packer Collegiate Institute for the Education of Females in the City of Brooklyn, November 9, 1854."
1854

Sub-series 21.5: Miscellaneous items, circa 1780-1995. 3.4 Cubic Feet in fourteen boxes and one flat file drawer

Scope and Contents

The sub-series contains assorted items relating to Packer, including promotional items, dating from circa 1780 century to 1995. Of note is a handcolored engraving entitled "The Inthronization of their Majesties also a View of the West End of the Choir of St. Peters in Westminster, and of the manner of Placing and Seating the Company in that Part of the Choir" (circa 1780), which was donated to the school by Sydney W. Davidson in 1957. Davidson was a Packer Trustee. It also includes two wooden primers that might have been used during the early years of the school.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 215 Folder : - "The Inthronization of their Majesties also a View of the West End of the Choir of St. Peters in Westminster, and of the manner of Placing and Seating the Company in that Part of the Choir" handcolored engraving

General

Gift of Sidney W. Davidson, 1957 (Packer Trustee)

circa 1780
Box: 529 Folder : 2 Wooden primer
19th century
Box: 529 Folder : 1 Wooden primer
19th century
Box: 221 Folder : - Brooklyn Female Academy satin bookmark
1854
Box: 361 Folder : 1 Two Iron Fence Mountings
undated
Box: 361 Folder : 2 Four Stained Glass Pieces with Packer Collegiate Institute symbols (2 pelicans, 2 P.C.I. logos)
undated
Box: 362 Folder : 1 Report Card, Metal
undated
Box: 362 Folder : 2 Metal Seals with Packer Collegiate Institute Insignia (twelve seals)
undated
Box: 362 Folder : 3 Rubber Decorative Stamps (twelve stamps)
undated
Box: 362 Folder : 5 Metal Plates of Photos and Engravings of the Packer Collegiate Institute building (ten plates)
undated
Box: 363 Folder : 1 Framed Commencement Invitation
undated
Box: 363 Folder : 2 Women's Manual of Parliamentary Law with embroidered Packer Collegiate Institute book cover
1898
Box: 363 Folder : 3 P.C.I. picture book
undated
Box: 363 Folder : 7 Packer Collegiate Institute Printed Posters (five posters)
undated
Box: 374 Folder : 13 Dance card with leather case and pencil
1925
Box: 374 Folder : 14 Leather compact with mirror and Packer Collegiate Institute insignia
undated
Box: 374 Folder : 15 Leather card holder with pencil with Packer Collegiate Institute insignia

General

Belonged to Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Tucker

undated
Drawer: Print Drawer 3E John Eadie Leech memorial bookmark
1913
Box: 374 Folder : 16 Dance card
1914
Box: 383 Folder : - Packer ceramic plates (two)
circa 1950s
Box: 375 Folder : 1-7 Mugs (seven)
1982-1995
Box: 375 Folder : 8 Pencil Sketch of a Ceramic Mug
1985
Box: 556 Folder : - Alumni Association ceramic tile
circa 1990s
Box: 376 Folder : 1 Shopping Bag of a Peasant Girl Hand-Painted by Mrs. Smith, President of Packer Collegiate Institute Parent's Association
1961
Box: 376 Folder : 5 Packer Collegiate Institute Pencils
undated
Box: 376 Folder : 6 Packer Collegiate Institute Red Commemorative Ribbons
undated
Box: 376 Folder : 7 Packer Collegiate Institute Notebook, Red and White Cover
undated
Box: 527 Folder : 20 Packer Poem

General note

Book plate?

circa 1890s-1940s
Box: 527 Folder : 21 Packer Shield

General note

Gift of Carole V. Cotler, 2010

circa 1940s
Box: 555 Folder : 50 Abraham & Strauss / Packer Collegiate Institute tag
20th century
Box: 555 Folder : 51-52 Packer pelican buttons

General

Originally packaged with Packer magnet clips and bumper stickers

circa 2000s
Box: 555 Folder : 53-54 Packer pelican magnet clips

General

Originally packaged with Packer buttons and bumper stickers

circa 2000s
Box: 554 Folder : 12 Packer bumper stickers

General

Originally packaged with Packer buttons and magnet clips

circa 2000s
Box: 105 Folder : - Packer rubber stamps (ten)

General

Used by the Office of Development. Includes stamps for various rooms (Centennial Period Room, Packer Between the Wars Period Room, Disco Room) and events (Before the Bridge and Victorian Packer (1996)).

circa 1980s-1990s

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