Clifford M. Ulp scrapbooks
Scope and Contents
The Clifford M. Ulp scrapbooks consist of items related to the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) and its history. Although Ulp served as the director of the art and design program at the Institute, many of the items predate Ulp's time at RAMI. Each of the two volumes contains news clippings as well as assorted pieces of ephemera such as event programs, invitations, and promotional materials.
- Creation: 1901-1931
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This collection is open to researchers.
Clifford McCormick Ulp (1885-1958) was born in 1885 to George and Cordelia (Brown) Ulp. After attending Rochester's East High School, he graduated from the School of Applied Art at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) in 1908. [RAMI was renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944.] He began teaching at RAMI in 1913 and served as the director of the school's art and design program from 1921 until his retirement in 1952. He was named a Fellow of the Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences in 1943, served as a board member for the University of Rochester's Memorial Art Gallery, served as president of the Rochester Art Club from 1926 to 1932, and received an award from the Rochester Art Club in 1939. Remembered primarily for his landscapes, many of his illustrations appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and Country Gentlemen. His work titled Allenby's Entrance into Damascus, created for a bond drive during World War I, is in the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C. Ulp married Ruth M. Huntley on October 4, 1913, and the couple had one daughter. Ulp died on January 22, 1958.
4 Linear Feet (2 volumes)
Two scrapbooks related to Clifford M. Ulp and the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (renamed the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944). Ulp served as a faculty member and then the director of the Institute's art and design program from 1921 to 1952. The scrapbooks contain clippings and various pieces of ephemera such as event programs and invitations.
The scrapbooks are arranged chronologically with undated items located at the back of each volume.
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in March 2011. ArchivesSpace record updated by Julia Novakovic in October 2023.
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (Organization)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Administration (Organization)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Faculty (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Fine and Applied Arts (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Art and Design (Organization)
- Finding Aid to the Clifford M. Ulp Scrapbooks
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 28 March 2011
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