RIT Evening Student Association records
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.
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:
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.
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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