Publications

As in many other colleges and universities, student publications have always been popular at Pratt, from traditional newspapers, to literary magazines, to comics. This is also the case when it comes to student activism. Both traditional and underground publications played a huge role in disseminating information and they are rich sources of information on the history of Pratt from the students' perspective.

Prattler, Volume 30, Number 18

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PRATTLER: APRIL 8, 1969

The Prattler, founded in 1940, is Pratt's official student newspaper. During the 1969 strike, there was a lot of protest coverage, including an entire issue devoted to the strike. The issue contained a full description of the various strike activities that occurred each day both at Pratt and at other NYC-area colleges.

Strike? Strike! The Prattler March 7, 1972

PRATTLER: MARCH 7, 1972

The Prattler published less articles on the strike of 1972 in comparison with previous strikes. This series of op-eds is one small example. The coverage in the Prattler (or lack thereof) became a talking point for the strike as this was seen as the “official” source of information by the administration.

Letter to Vice President Mathis from Henry Saltzman

THE PRESIDENT REDIRECTS THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO THE PRATTLER

The president of the school, Henry Salzman, asked that direct mail sent to members Board of Trustees be stopped, noting that board members read the Prattler and thus did not need to receive communications from students and faculty.