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RIT Evening Student Association records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0115

Scope and Contents

The RIT Evening Student Association records consist of correspondence, fliers, course schedules, newsletters, and miscellaneous materials. The correspondence includes information on the group's founding, as well as other administrative issues. The collection also includes fliers for various events and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) course schedules. There are also three newsletters from the organization with general information for evening students and three miscellaneous items. These items include a pocket calendar; a "Guidebook for Evening Student Governments" from the International Association of Evening Student Councils; a folder containing a copy of the group's newspaper, The Image; and a "Purchase Power" wallet ID card application.

Added to the collection are issues of It's Better At Night from 1973-1978.


  • Creation: 1964-1975


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Evening Student Association (ESA) was formed in 1964 as the Evening College Student Association. The group was created to serve a similar role for the evening students as the day student's Student Association. Its first event, a dance titled "Getting to Know You," was held on May 22, 1964. Over the next few years, the group sponsored various events for RIT's evening school students including beer and pizza socials, Christmas parties, Valentine's Day dances, and summer picnics.

In addition to organizing social activities for students, the group provided a variety of services. For instance, the ESA sponsored a registration orientation each fall, published a regular newsletter, compiled a yearbook, and offered a math lab to students needing help in any mathematics course. For a $1 membership fee, any evening student could participate in these activities and services.

The organization's stated purposes were:

  • To foster a spirit of identity between the evening student body and the Institute
  • To encourage and uphold a spirit of respect and cooperation between the evening student body and the administrative and faculty segments of the Institute
  • To represent evening student interests and welfare through service as an organized group for the expression of evening student views
  • To serve as the agency through which problems or ideas of the evening student may be brought to the attention of the appropriate Institute officers
  • To provide opportunities for personal growth through leadership, group interaction, service, social, and cultural activities.
  • Extent

    3 Folder(s)




    Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Evening School Association. The collection includes correspondence, fliers, course schedules, newsletters, and other miscellaneous materials.


    Materials are contained in three folders. Items are arranged by type.

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    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.

    RIT Evening Student Association records
    RIT Archives
    Lara Nicosia
    10 March 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA