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Marie K. Fennell Ramikin scrapbook

 Collection — Box: 1- 1916
Identifier: RITArc-0200

Scope and Contents

Complete volume of the 1916 edition of the Ramikin. Fennell treated her copy as a scrapbook, pasting in clippings relating to RIT history, events, and alumna.


  • Creation: 1916-1968
  • Creation: Majority of material found in 1916 - 1916


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Ramikin yearbook and Marie K. Fennell

About the Ramikin

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. After joining with several different Rochester institutions during the 19th century, the Athenaeum finally merged with the Mechanics Institute (founded in 1885) in 1891 to form the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). The Ramikin yearbook began at RAMI in 1912. It continued for the next 33 years. RAMI changed its name to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944 to better reflect the university's role in the field of technical education. At that time, Ramikin was renamed Techmila. Techmila ceased publication in 1993.

About Marie K. Fennell

Marie K. Fennell (1892-1984) graduated from RAMI in 1916 with a certificate from the Department of Household Arts and Science. The Department began in 1893 with courses in cooking, sewing, emergencies, hygiene, home nursing, and physical culture. The program expanded rapidly, and Marie was accepted into RAMI in 1913 as part of the largest registration in the (then) history of the instititution. Marie died in December 1984 at the age of 92 in Rochester, New York.


1 Item(s)




1916 edition of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute yearbook, the Ramikin, as kept by home economics student Marie K. Fennell. Includes clippings regarding Institute history and alumna.


Collection consists of 1 yearbook volume with inserted clippings.

Related Materials


  • Articles
    Simple Little Things. Article regarding Fennell's scrapbook. Written by RIT Archivist Becky Simmons, RIT: The University Magazine, Winter 2006.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011. Updated by Jody Sidlauskas in April 2012.

Marie K. Fennell Ramikin scrapbook
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
15 July 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA