The City and Country School Archives contain an extensive collection of documents, photographs, and student work related to the School’s pedagogy and history, as well as the evolution of education in America. Many of these original writings and artifacts are irreplaceable and invaluable to the study of progressive education.
Stretching over 100 cubic feet and organized into 16 distinct collections, the C&C Archives include documents and artifacts related to: Caroline Pratt’s life and work prior to the founding of the School; the program and philosophy of C&C; administrative records and publications; and a wide array of photographs, videos, and original student work. Additionally, City and Country is home to many of the early Bureau of Educational Experiments records, dating from 1916.
For a complete description of the School’s Archives, please view our Collection Overview here.
In May 2014, City and Country mounted an exhibit of the School’s Archives in celebration of its 100th year. Drawing on C&C’s rich archival collection, the exhibit told the story of Caroline Pratt and the School’s origins; its role in the development of progressive education and the community of Greenwich Village; and the continuity of its unique program. View the exhibit online, as well as video interviews with the show’s planning committee, here.
Compiled over the course of our centennial year, the Did You Know? collection features items from the Archives that illuminate some of the School’s most interesting features and historical moments.
City and Country’s digital archive collection highlights some of the School’s greatest treasures, as well as compelling images spanning the entirety of its history. Please visit http://digitalarchive.cityandcountry.org to view these select items.
The Archives are available for research by appointment, and we welcome donations of materials from alumni and friends of C&C. For more information about the Archives or to schedule an appointment to visit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.