Pratt Institute Archives & Special Collections: Pratt and its Neighborhoods
Please join us at the Pratt Institute Libraries for a special Archives Week 16mm film screening and presentation featuring items from our archives!
The Pratt Institute Archives document the history and development of Pratt Institute from before its founding in 1887 to the present day. Though our primary collecting interest is the institute, Pratt’s history is very much intertwined with that of our surrounding neighborhoods and Brooklyn at large. For our Archives Week program, we will explore how Pratt has contributed to communities in Brooklyn over the years and look at materials from across our collections, touching on topics such as early outreach efforts in Greenpoint and urban renewal in the Pratt neighborhood in the 50s. Expect to see historical photographs, ephemera, school newspapers, reports, and more. We will also view a film from one of Pratt Institute Libraries’ special collections, the 16mm film collection, which contains over 2,400 unique titles. These include full-length and short films on art, architecture, design, history, and social topics; educational films; animation for adults and children; public service announcements; feature films; and experimental films. Our 16mm selection for the event is “Restoration in Bedford Stuyvesant,” a film about the revitalization of the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood in the 1960s and 70s.
Free: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is limited to 30 attendees.