Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket
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The Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket is to an event held on November 11, 1964. The program was sponsored by WHAM Radio Station in Rochester, NY to benefit the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) New Campus Fund.
- Creation: 1964 November
- WHAM (Radio station : Rochester, N.Y.) (Organization)
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Historical Information: Veteran's Day Concert
The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. Over the course of the next century and a half, the school grew into a prominent university in the field of technical education. As enrollment numbers increased and additional programs were added to the curriculum, the university eventually outgrew its campus in the city of Rochester. During the early 1960s, RIT's Board of Trustees voted to relocate the Institute to a new campus in the city's suburbs, specifically in Henrietta.
Building a new campus from the ground up was a costly endeavor. Several campaigns were launched to raise funds for the move. WHAM, a local radio station, hosted a Veteran's Day Concert and Dance on November 11, 1964 as a fundraiser for the project. The event cost $1 per person and featured music by the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the renowned big band group. Held at the Rochester War Memorial, all proceeds from the concert went to RIT's New Campus Fund.
Ticket from a Veteran's Day Concert and Dance sponsored by WHAM Radio in 1964.
This collection contains a single item.
C.S. South, Shelf 811, Box 227
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011.
- Glenn Miller Orchestra (Organization)
- McKinley, Ray (Person)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. New Campus Fund (Organization)
- Veteran's Day Concert and Dance ticket
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 14 March 2011
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