Photo of the Week: Packer Collegiate Institute Records

Gym class on roof, 1911 ca, 2014.019.17.05.039b; Packer Collegiate Institute records, 2014.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Gym class on roof, 1911 ca, 2014.019.17.05.039b; Packer Collegiate Institute records, 2014.019; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Packer Collegiate Institute is an independent school for preschool through Grade 12, located on Joralemon Street in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, just a few blocks from BHS Pierrepont.  Thanks to funding from Packer Collegiate Institute and the Leon Levy Foundation, the Packer records have been processed, described, and accessible via a digital humanities website dedicated to the history of Packer Collegiate Institute. The photo of the week depicts students at gym class on the roof at Packer Collegiate Institute, around 1911. Some of my favorite photographs form this collection include students participating in school activities, like the one pictured above.

The Packer Collegiate Institute records includes administrative records, financial records, architectural records, Board of Trustee records, student and faculty records, publications, photographs, audiovisual media, event ephemera, and memorabilia, dating from around 1780 through 2016. The records primarily document the history of women’s education in Brooklyn, New York, and the community’s rich cultural heritage. We hope you will take a look at the new website to learn more about Packer Collegiate Institute’s history, and to explore this rich collection. You can view additional photographs on our online image gallery here.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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One Response to Photo of the Week: Packer Collegiate Institute Records

  1. Thanks a lot. You have explained the process so beautifully. This is really so helpful to me.

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