The Packer Collegiate Institute: A Story of Education in Brooklyn


The story of Packer Collegiate Institute reveals new insights about Brooklyn’s history and the evolution of education in the United States. Explore some of the rich resources available at BHS and beyond.

Resources on this website

Resources at BHS

  • The Packer Collegiate Institute records finding aid
  • Search the BHS Library Collection
  • Visit the BHS Othmer Library
  • Ask BHS Library Reference Staff
  • Learn about BHS Education Programs

BHS archival collections relating to Packer

For more information on Packer Collegiate Institute and its history on the web

Further Reading

  • Cullen-Dupont, Kathryn. Encyclopedia of Women’s History in America. New York: Da Capo Press, 1998.
  • Furman, Robert. Brooklyn Heights: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of America’s First Suburb. Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2015.
  • Morrone, Francis.  An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith, 2001.
  • Nickerson, Majorie L. A Long Way Forward: The First Hundred Years of the Packer Collegiate Institute. Brooklyn, New York: Packer Collegiate Institute, 1945.
  • Osborne, Greta Louise. Still Forward: Beginning the Second Century of the Packer Collegiate Institute. Brooklyn, New York: Unpublished, 1974).
  • Postal, Matthew A., Ed. Guide to New York City Landmarks, 4th Edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2009.
  • Solomon, Barbara Miller. In the Company of Educated Women. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985.