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Search the Finding Aids of RIT's Distinctive Collections

A finding aid describes items and objects in a collection, and is a great way to discover what materials are available in the RIT Archives and the Cary Graphic Arts Collection. The search box below allows you to search the finding aids of all of our repositories at once. You can also browse by collection title, subject, classification, or name by clicking the links above. To search individual repositories, see the links below.

If you identify material you’d like to learn more about or see in person, contact us.

To narrow your search to one repository, use the links below. Once you’ve clicked, you may browse by collection name or by subject, you can enter search terms in the top right, or you can filter your browsing in the left column.

RIT Archives

We collect and make accessible physical and digital materials relating to the rich history of RIT (University Archives), Deaf culture and history (Deaf Studies Archive), artwork by RIT alumni, faculty, and students (RIT Art collection), and other special collections.

Cary Graphic Arts Collection

We collect, preserve, and facilitate access to a wide range of materials on graphic communication history and practices, including the Graphic Design Archive and the Bernard C. Middleton Collection of Books on Bookbinding. Please visit our website for more information on the Cary Graphic Arts Collection.