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RIT Founders Awards

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0230

Scope and Contents

RIT Founders Awards contains certificates for three past honorees: Carl F. Lomb (1935), Mark Ellingson (1972), and Arthur L. Stern (1982). There is also coverage for other honorees in the form of press releases, programs, and clippings. These include: M. Herbert Eisenhart (1971), Ralph W. Tyler (1974), F. Ritter Shumway and Burton S. August (1990), James and Janis Gleason (1999), Albert J. and Carolie R. Simone (2002), and Alfred L. Davis (2006).


  • Creation: 1935-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Executive Committee of the RIT Board of Trustees confers the Founders Award. This Institute award is to be extended to the persons who are living examples of the type of public and Institute spirit demonstrated by the founders of the Athenaeum and the Mechanics Institute. Nominations are submitted by Trustees, faculty, staff, and administrators to the President of RIT. The President can recommend candidates to the Executive Committee for final approval. Honorees are awarded a hand illuminated citation, hand-crafted silver piece, and are listed on a plaque in the lobby of the George Eastman building on campus.

Past honorees are:

Past Honorees

June 11, 1935
Carl F. Lomb
George H. Clark
May 17, 1952
Frank E. Gannett
May 26, 1956
Aileen O. Webb
September 22, 1971
M. Herbert Eisenhart
November 20, 1972
Mark Ellingson
October 4, 1974
Ralph W. Tyler
March 4, 1983
Arthur L. Stern
July 15, 1985
Brackett H. Clark
April 19, 1990
Burton S. August
November 15, 1990
F. Ritter Shumway
October 23, 1998
Robert F. Panara
April 16, 1999
James and Janis Gleason
November 14, 2002
Albert J. and Carolie R. Simone
March 23, 2006
Alfred L. Davis


3 Folder(s) (1 Oversize framed piece, 1 Oversize folder, 1 Folder)




Collection contains RIT Founders Awards certificates, press releases, and programs.


Collection consists of three items.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelves 1, 46
C.S. South, Shelf 783, Box 3

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in August 2011.

RIT Founders Awards
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
10 August 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA