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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

Container List

Series 23: Miscellaneous, circa 1850s-1999. 3 Cubic Feet in 14 boxes

Scope and Contents

The series contains a variety of miscellaneous files that do not relate to the other series in the collection. It includes information on the Bates Collection and auction, inventories of silver and furnishings for the alumni lounge, and photographs of Brooklyn (unrelated to Packer). Of note is one file on a lawsuit between Packer and the University of the State of New York (1948).

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 158 Folder : 5 Packer Inventory
19th Century
Box: 527 Folder : 1 Engraving print of New York harbor viewed from Brooklyn Heights
circa 1850s
Box: 159 Folder : 2 Newspaper – Announcement of President Abraham Lincoln's Death
Box: 527 Folder : 2 Statistics of Cook Academy
Box: 527 Folder : 3 Van Brunt house, Flatbush photograph
circa 1880s
Box: 527 Folder : 4 Corner of photograph with ladder in frame
circa 1880s
Box: 527 Folder : 5 The Harbor of New York. From the Brooklyn Bridge Tower - Looking South-west
circa 1880s
Box: 527 Folder : 6 Haverly's Fifth Avenue Theater program
circa 1890s
Box: 157 Folder : 6 Packer Paper – Blank Stationary
circa 1890s-1910s
Box: 252 Folder : 7 4 items. Ephemera, Notes and Photograph Box Lid.
Box: 156 Folder : 29 Gifts
Box: 252 Folder : 4 18 Packer stationary envelopes with image of school, 1 letter to Miss Richmond. 1 invitation to a reading at Packer, 1 donation letter and 1 thank you note from Packer.
Box: 527 Folder : 7 The Biological Laboratory of The Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences / Located at Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island / Eighth Season / Announcement for the Summer of 1897
Box: 527 Folder : 8 Mrs. John Howard Rhoades and Miss Elizabeth Rhoades calling card (Brooklyn Woman's Club)
circa 1900s-1920s
Box: 527 Folder : 9 Brooklyn picture book
Box: 156 Folder : 30 Gifts made by Packer Collegiate Institute to others
Box: 527 Folder : 10 Lulu H. Miller patent design for apparatus for folding gauze for surgical dressing
Box: 527 Folder : 11 Subway routes to P.C.I.
circa 1920s-1940s
Box: 382 Folder : 6 Silver Inventory 1952, 1947, Class Rings 1948, Inventory of Furnishings for the Alumni Lounge 1940 - Formal Appraisal of Alumni Inventory of Silver & Furniture – Equitable Appraisal Co, Inc., 1928
Box: 527 Folder : 12 Program and letters pertaining to recital of Ethel Mackey
1928, 1980
Box: 538 Folder : - Packer Alumna engraving stamps and plates

General note

Various Packer related images

circa 1930s
Box: 527 Folder : 13 Memories and Creative Achievements of a Century 1833-1933 by Martha Prentice Strong

General note

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America

Box: 382 Folder : 4 Gold Spoon – Letter about Old Spoons
Box: 76 Folder : 1 Packer vs. University of the State of New York, et al


In 1948 Packer Institute sued the University of the State of New York contesting the university's attempts to regulate the institute's activities. The judge ruled in favor of Packer, ruling that only the state legislature had the right of oversight of Packer Institute. Materials include court transcripts and the judge's official statement.

Box: 382 Folder : 1 Information on the Packer Class Pin, Inventory of Pins, Various Gifts, Labels for Class Pins
Box: 527 Folder : 14 Brooklyn Heights photograph
Box: 527 Folder : 15 Note on painting in room 218
Box: 527 Folder : 16 Aerial view of Brooklyn Marine Terminal Piers photograph
Box: 381 Folder : 4 Bates Collection and Auction information from Swann Galleries; Argosy Book Store correspondence, list of books, sale results, The Bates Library collection was left to the school in 1901 by Jane Bates in memory of his daughter who was a student at Packer and died in 1890 at the age of 16 (perhaps the most valuable book was the 1855 edition of Whitman's Leaves of Grass, the 12th issue of the 1st edition, partly printed by Whitman himself in Brooklyn.
Box: 382 Folder : 5 Morgan Guaranty – Brochure & Morgans contribution to the community
Box: 527 Folder : 17 Ride a Purple Pelican by Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams
Box: 527 Folder : 18 St. Ann's admissions
circa 1990s

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