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RIT Retailing Department records

Identifier: RITArc-0698

Scope and Contents

Collection contains promotional brochures for the Retailing program at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute prior to 1944, and after 1944 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The program was run by RIT's first female Dean, Edwina Hogadone. The remainder of the collection consists of newsclippings, primarily from the local newspaper Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, which document the activities, events and students of the Retailing program from about 1940 through the 1980s.
Of note is a chart documenting the number of Retailing graduates from 1927-1978.


  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1940-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Retailing Department at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) began in 1923, and grew to become the School of Retailing at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1961. In 1979 the School was merged into the Marketing program in the College of Business.


1 Folder(s)




A small collection of records relating to RIT's Retailing Department.


Materials are arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 794, Box 98

Related Materials

Fuku Matsuoka collection of Retailing Curriculum, RITArc.0668
Julian Yudelson records on the School of Retailing, RITArc.0372

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2018.

Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA