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R. Roger Remington video collection

Identifier: RITArc-0780

Collection Scope and Content Note

The R. Roger Remington video collection contains 13 U-matic tapes created by or relating to R. Roger Remington, retired RIT professor and Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design. Additional scope and content information can be found in the Contents List section of this finding aid.

The collection has been arranged into four series and is housed in one records carton.


  • Creation: 1980 - 1992

Conditions Governing Access

As of 2024, the RIT Archives is unable to access/play U-matic tapes. Advanced notice will be required for this collection use so materials can be sent to a vendor for digitization.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical Note

R. Roger Remington is the Vignelli Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Design and former professor in the College of Art and Design at RIT.

Remington grew up in Glens Falls, New York and graduated from RIT in 1958 from the School of Art and Design. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and went on to work in packaging design and design instruction. Remington returned to RIT as a faculty member and worked on the branding program for RIT.

For nearly six decades, Remington made a significant impact on RIT’s College of Art and Design. He has been involved in research and preservation of the history of graphic design. Remington was instrumental in establishing both the Cary Graphic Arts Collection and the Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT. He retired in 2019 as RIT’s longest-serving faculty member.

As of 2024, Remington continues to lecture, curate exhibitions, and write books about design history.


1 Linear Feet : 1 records carton




The R. Roger Remington video collection consists of 13 U-matic tapes containing interviews with Remington and history of graphic design videos.

System of Arrangement

Series I: 20th Century Designers video series, 1981-1985

Series II: Interviews with R. Roger Remington, 1980-1992

Series III: 80’s Style Symposium video series, 1987

Series IV: History of Graphic Design, n.d.

Custodial History

The RIT Archives acquired the R. Roger Remington videos prior to 2023. The materials were accessioned under Accession # 2023:022 and received by the RIT Archives in 1 box.

Processed by

Riley Mason, February 2024

Finding Aid to the R. Roger Remington Video Collection, 1980-1992
Riley Mason
4 March 2024
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA