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Richard H. Eisenhart RIT Board of Trustees collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0161

Scope and Contents

The Richard H. Eisenhart RIT Board of Trustees collection consist of materials related to Eisenhart's time serving as a trustee at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The collection includes correspondence, meeting agendas and minutes, committee reports, financial information, governance documents, and subject files on a variety of documents. The committees represented in the collection include the Executive Committee, Education Committee, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee, Personnel Committee, Public Affairs Committee, and the Strategic Planning Committee, as well as the Presidential Search Committee following Paul A. Miller's resignation. The subject files span a variety of topics including commencement, Eisenhower College, the RIT administrator's trip to China, sports teams, anniversary celebrations, the Urbanarium, and a various of other subjects. Most of these subject files contain notes, correspondence, minutes, clippings, and other items related to the specified topic.


  • Creation: 1934-1985
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1985


Conditions Governing Access

Access is restricted. Please contact RIT Archive Collections.

Conditions Governing Access

Parts of this collection require permission to access.

Biographical Information: Richard H. Eisenhart

Richard Henry Eisenhart (1915-2010) was born on February 1, 1915. His father, M. Herbert Eisenhart, was president of Bausch & Lomb, as well as a member of the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Board of Trustees for over 50 years. Richard Eisenhart attended Allendale Colombia School in Rochester, NY, then entered the Choate School. Although Eisenhart began attending Amherst College in Massachusetts as part of the class of 1938, he dropped out after his second year. After leaving Amherst College, Eisenhart began working for Pratt & Whitney Machine Company in Hartford, CT. Then, in 1938 he returned to Rochester, NY to begin working at Bausch & Lomb. He continued to work for his great-grandfather's company until 1958, when he left to form his own manufacturers' representatives firm, R. H. Eisenhart Inc.

Eisenhart was very involved in the Rochester community. Like his father, he was on RIT's Board of Trustees from 1972 to 1980, even serving as president for 5 years. Following his retirement from the board, Eisenhart served as an emeritus trustee through the 1990s.


2.7 Linear Feet (2 cartons)




Materials related to Richard H. Eisenhart's time as a Board of Trustee at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Eisenhart served on the Board of Trustees from 1972-1980. The collection includes correspondence, minutes, notes and reports, financial information, governance documents, clippings, and other administrative documents. Most of the collection is made up of subject files on various topics.


The collection is foldered by subject (e.g. Energy House) with subjects being arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Richard H. Eisenhart RIT Board of Trustees collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the RIT Archive Collections by Richard H. Eisenhart.

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in April 2011.

Richard H. Eisenhart RIT Board of Trustees collection
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Lara Nicosia
22 April 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA