New York Public Interest Research Group collection
Scope and Contents
The New York Public Interest Research Group collection contains memoranda, promotional materials, and Student Association ballots relating to the organization of a chapter at RIT. Memos describe the student-wide referendum on organizing a chapter on campus, the results of the vote, and a copy of RIT-NYPIRG News (a one-page newsletter).
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This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: The New York Public Interest Research Group at RIT
Organized in 1973, the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) is a nonpartisan, non-profit group with chapters on 20 college campuses in New York State. NYPIRG is New York's largest student-directed research and advocacy organization. Principal areas of concern are environmental protection, consumer rights, higher education, government reform, voter registration, mass transit and public health.
Campus chapters are formed by student referendum. In 1976, one such referendum was held at RIT during Student Association elections on March 8 through 10. The measure was approved by a vote of 1,080 to 564. However, on April 2, RIT President Dr. Paul Miller turned down the request to have a NYPIRG chapter on campus.
Memoranda, promotional materials, and Student Association ballots relating to the attempted organization of a chapter of the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) at RIT.
Collection materials are arranged chronologically.
C.S. South, Shelf 809, Box 209
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.
- New York Public Interest Research Group collection
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 01 August 2011
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