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Pearl River School District Archives

Our Archive's group is looking to pass along their wealth of knowledge to the next generation! 
If you are a retired teacher, former student, parent of students, or community member, please
consider joining our volunteers in this important endeavor.  They meet once per week.  Contact
the Community Services Office at
620-3918 or muthigm@pearlriver.org for more information!

Did You Know?

 Pearl River High School was once located in downtown Pearl River
 on what is now Central Avenue Field.  Built in 1922, the building
 stood on the eastern-end of the field where the gazebo now
 stands. The building was vacated by students and faculty in March 
 1963 when they moved to the current high school location.
 Demolition of the old building was completed in March 1981.


 Pearl River School District offices are located on what was first a
 private home in the 1940's known as the Pearl River Milk Farm.
 I
t as transformed in the 1950's into Dean's Spa, which, according
 to  the Pearl River Public Library's website, was "a weight-loss spa
 for tired city dwellers, stressed executives, and the wives of the
 well-to-do".  In 1969, the location was purchased by the Africa 
 Inland Mission
, who boarded missionairies and their families
 between assignments
.


Two of our district's archivists, Jane Quinlan and Jeanne Massaro (pictured at left with former PRHS teacher Bruce Miller), contributed to Pearl River Public Library's local historian James Cassetta's book: Images in America - Pearl River , published in 2014.  Their knowledge of the district is a hidden treasure, and they, together with other group members, have helped both alumni and current students with reunions and academic projects.  Please consider volunteering on Tuesdays with our group of district historians; they would love to pass along their wealth of information to the next generation!


Welcome to PRSD Archives!

Mission Statement:

Established in 1993, under the auspices of the Pearl River Alumni Association, to collect and preserve
artifacts and archival materials relating to the Pearl River School District.  These materials are available
to all interested parties for research, education, and exhibition.


Our entire archives of articles, photos, yearbooks, memorabilia, etc. of students and activities that encompass the district's long history are maintained by a group of volunteers.  These retired teachers, graduates, and parents of the Pearl River School District offer a few hours each week to assemble and organize diverse materials into a structured collection of chronicles.

If your class or organization is in need of copies of historical items pertaining to the Pearl River School District
community, please contact our Community Services Office at muthigm@pearlriver.org or 620-3918.  We encourage
as long a lead-time as possible, as the research process can be time-consuming and the volunteers currently meet
only once per week.  The district also has a graduating class banner that can be borrowed and adjusted for your
class.

You can also visit our online Pearl River School District Archives website, which lists the high school and middle
school yearbooks, Tenth Muse, various sports awards programs, and individual publications in our collection.  Just type
the school's appreviation (PRHS, PRMS) or document name in the KEYWORD field.  To view these references in person
at our District Offices, please call 620-3918 for an appointment.


Cleaning out an attic or basement?  We also welcome suitable donations to our archives!