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RIT Women's Center promotional materials and clippings

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0207

Scope and Contents

RIT Women's Center promotional materials and clippings is a small, but broad collection which contains various formats. These include brochures, fliers, clippings, backpacks, dvd, and t-shirts. Brochures and fliers document Center services. T-shirts, clippings, and dvd document particular events. The dvd records the presentation of the Vagina Monologues at RIT, February 10, 2006.


  • Creation: 1993-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT Women's Center

In the mid-1980s, a group of women working at RIT began to plan a Women's Network, modeled after the Rochester Women's Network. The idea was to support other female staff, faculty and students on campus, provide a forum for women's issues, and improve the campus environment for women. From 1986-1988, the RIT Women's Network drafted by-laws, elected officers, held regular monthly meetings featuring workshops and guest speakers, and started a book club.

However, by 1992, members wanted an office, an official "place" for the Network. The RIT Women's Center opened in March 1993 in the Student Union. A coordinator was hired, and the new Women's Center replaced the RIT Women's Network. The goals of the Women's Center include: promotion of the academic, social, pyschological, physical, and spiritual needs of women, and address domestic violence and gender issues.


1 Linear Feet (1 folder, 1 carton)




Promotional material, newsletter, and clippings regarding the RIT Women's Center. Included are brochures, mailers, fliers, t-shirts, dvd, and backpacks.


Materials are arranged by type, chronological within type.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 798, Box 104
C.S. South, East wall, Shelf 73

Related Materials

Women's Center posters are part of the RIT Poster Collection. See Archivist for more information.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

RIT Women's Center promotional materials and clippings
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
22 July 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA