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Series 23: Miscellaneous, circa 1850s-1999, inclusive


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).

Packer Inventory, 19th Century, inclusive

Box: 158, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Text)

Engraving print of New York harbor viewed from Brooklyn Heights, circa 1850s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Text)

Newspaper – Announcement of President Abraham Lincoln's Death, 1865, inclusive

Box: 159, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Text)

Statistics of Cook Academy, 1874-1885, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Text)

Van Brunt house, Flatbush photograph, circa 1880s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Text)

Corner of photograph with ladder in frame, circa 1880s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Text)

The Harbor of New York. From the Brooklyn Bridge Tower - Looking South-west, circa 1880s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Text)

Haverly's Fifth Avenue Theater program, circa 1890s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Text)

Packer Paper – Blank Stationary, circa 1890s-1910s, inclusive

Box: 157, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Text)

4 items. Ephemera, Notes and Photograph Box Lid., 1890s-1936, inclusive

Box: 252, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

Gifts, 1891-1896, inclusive

Box: 156, Folder: 29 (Material Type: Text)

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., 1895, inclusive

Box: 252, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Graphic Materials)

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, 1897, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Text)

Mrs. John Howard Rhoades and Miss Elizabeth Rhoades calling card (Brooklyn Woman's Club), circa 1900s-1920s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Text)

Brooklyn picture book, 1903, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Text)

Gifts made by Packer Collegiate Institute to others, 1918, inclusive

Box: 156, Folder: 30 (Material Type: Text)

Lulu H. Miller patent design for apparatus for folding gauze for surgical dressing, 1918, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Text)

Subway routes to P.C.I., circa 1920s-1940s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Text)

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, 1928-1952, inclusive

Box: 382, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Text)

Program and letters pertaining to recital of Ethel Mackey, 1928, 1980, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Text)

Packer Alumna engraving stamps and plates, circa 1930s, inclusive

Box: 538, Folder: - (Material Type: Text)

General note

Various Packer related images

Memories and Creative Achievements of a Century 1833-1933 by Martha Prentice Strong, 1934, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Text)

General note

Reprinted from the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America

Gold Spoon – Letter about Old Spoons, 1948, inclusive

Box: 382, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Text)

Packer vs. University of the State of New York, et al, 1948, inclusive

Box: 76, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Text)


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.

Information on the Packer Class Pin, Inventory of Pins, Various Gifts, Labels for Class Pins, 1951-1963, inclusive

Box: 382, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Text)

Brooklyn Heights photograph, 1968, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Text)

Note on painting in room 218, 1968, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Text)

Aerial view of Brooklyn Marine Terminal Piers photograph, 1969, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Text)

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., 1983-1999, inclusive

Box: 381, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Text)

Morgan Guaranty – Brochure & Morgans contribution to the community, 1984, inclusive

Box: 382, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Text)

Ride a Purple Pelican by Jack Prelutsky and Garth Williams, 1988, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Text)

St. Ann's admissions, circa 1990s, inclusive

Box: 527, Folder: 18 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
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Brooklyn, NY 11201