Packard's Business College or Packard Business College was a post-secondary business college in New York City which provided a concentrated one-year education in practical business subjects, such as arithmetic, bookkeeping, penmanship, and business correspondence. The school was well respected for the quality of its graduates.
The school was founded 1858, under the name of Bryant, Stratton & Packard's Mercantile College, by Mr. S. S. Packard and was the New York branch of a chain known as the Bryant & Stratton chain of business colleges. In 1867 Mr. Packard purchased the Bryant & Stratton interest in the New York College, and changed its name to Packard's Business College.
The teachers employed in the college were chosen for their practical as well as their theoretical knowledge of business affairs. A Packard Business College, situated at 22nd and Broadway, New York, was featured in the 1947 film The Shocking Miss Pilgrim, whose initial graduates are described as "the first group of typewriters to graduate from any business college anywhere in the world"....LESS