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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

Scope and Contents

The Packer Collegiate Institute records contain administrative records, financial records, architectural records, correspondence, student and faculty records, publications, photographs, audiovisual media, and memorabilia, dating from circa 1780 to 2016.

The records relate to the administrative and business activities of the Institute, including meeting minutes held between the Board of Trustees and other committees, annual reports from the President of Packer to the Board of Trustees, funding raising, and alumni affairs.

Student activities are well represented in the collection. Files relating to students include student publications, yearbooks, theatrical programs, scrapbooks, student notebooks, numerous photographs, and audiovisual recordings.

Overall, the records document the history of women's education in Brooklyn, New York, and the community's rich cultural heritage.

Arrangement note

The records are organized into twenty-four series:

Series 1: Charters and By-laws

Series 2: Board of Trustees records

Series 3: Student administrative records

Series 4: Circulars, catalogues, and curriculum guides

Series 5: Faculty records and papers

Series 6: Administrative committees and reports

Series 7: Financial records and Annual Reports

Series 8: Student Life

Series 9: School Events

Series 10: Presidents, Headmasters, and Heads of School

Series 11: Office of Public Relations

Series 12: Development Office, Fund Raising, and Alumni records

Series 13: Yearbooks

Series 14: Architectural records

Series 15: Packer History

Series 16: Music

Series 17: Photographs

Series 18: Audio, film, and video recordings

Series 19: Instructional materials

Series 20: Junior College

Series 21: Memorabilia

Series 22: Packer family

Series 23: Miscellaneous

Series 24: Upper School History Club COVID-19 oral histories