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R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0204

Scope and Contents

The collection contains graphic design projects undertaken by students in the 1970s as classroom assignments for faculty member R. Roger Remington, professor of graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each project is categorized by class year and specific course curriculum (e.g. senior graphic design applications, junior typography, poster design, career skills, freshmen basic design, etc.) The projects are in a variety of mediums, including sketches, posters, printed matter, photographs, and tiles. The collection was originally assembled for an exhibition of student work and subsequently donated to RIT Archive Collections by Remington.


  • Creation: circa 1970-1980


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

R. Roger Remington has spent his formative and adult life in upstate New York (the Adirondacks and Rochester). His professional education in graphic design was at non-establishment settings, having studied at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He considers himself primarily a teacher who has critical interests in design studies (graphic design history, theory and methods), research, writing and graphic design practice. His teaching excellence has been acknowledged at RIT by the Eisenhart Annual Award for Outstanding Teaching and by the Education Award of the American Center for Design.

Since 1982 he has been seriously engaged in the research, interpretation and preservation of the history of graphic design. He has co-chaired two major symposia on graphic design history and written several books: Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design, Lester Beall: Trailblazer of American Graphic Design, American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920-1960, and Design and Science: The Life and Work of Will Burtin.

In 2006, he was named Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at RIT, the first endowed professorship in the School of Design.


8 Linear Feet (8 lid boxes, 1 clamshell box, 1 flip-top box)




The R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection contains undergraduate and graduate student work, teaching materials created by Professor Remington, and promotional materials. Also included are photographs of faculty, students, guest speakers, artwork, and a holiday party.


The collection is arranged by class (Graduate/Senior/Junior/Sophmore/Freshman) and then by project. Some miscellaneous projects are included.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelves 221-222

Other Finding Aids

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

R Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 10:75

Materials collected by Roger Remington for an exhibition on the design programs at RIT. Remington donated the collection to RIT Archives in October 2010.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
18 July 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA