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RIT sports jerseys and emblem

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0139

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.

Physical Location

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.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2011.

RIT sports jerseys and emblem
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
15 December 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA