RIT sports jerseys and emblem
Scope and Contents
The RIT sports jerseys and emblem collection contains three items; a Mechanics Insititute (MI) cheerleader's emblem which has blue and gray MI lettering with a blue megaphone behind it. These emblems were usually given to participants of a sport and sewn on a jacket. Jersey 1 is an RIT men's basketball jersey from the 1960's-1970's period. It is white with orange and brown lettering and trim. One the front is
Tigers #42 and #42 on the back. Jersey 2 is dark brown short-sleeved mesh jersey with #30 in orange lettering on the front, back and sleeves. It is unknown which sport this would have been worn for, but possibly thought to be a practice jersey for football.
- Creation: 1943, 1970's
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Rochester Institute of Technology was called the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) prior to 1944. Often RAMI was called simply Mechanics Institute or MI. The cheerleader's emblem would have been used just before the name change based on the fact that the donor graduated in 1943. Also, the emblem is blue and gray which were the official school colors prior to the current orange and brown. The MI was located in downtown Rochester.
The two jerseys were from RIT sports played on the Henrietta campus. The teams are known as the Tigers and the official colors are brown and orange.
1.34 Linear Feet (Oversize box)
The RIT sports jerseys and emblem contains one football jersey from the 1970's, one basketball jersey from the 1970's, and one cheerleaders MI emblem from 1943.
The collection is arranged by item type.
C. S. South Shelf 41
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Mechanics Institute (MI) cheerleader's emblem was donated to the RIT Archives by Harry W. Buss, a 1943 RIT Electrical Engineering graduate. The jerseys are from unknown donors.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2011.
- Buss, Harry W. (Person)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute. Cheerleading (Organization)
- Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Students (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology-- Football (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Men's Basketball (Organization)
- RIT sports jerseys and emblem
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 15 December 2011
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