School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) photographs
Scope and Contents
The School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) photographs contain 71- 8 x 10 inch photographs. Photos #1-6 are of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) campus buildings in the early 1970's when the campus was fairly new, as well as the Tojo Garden, a Japanese garden on campus dedicated to the memory of an RIT student from Japan. Photos #7-12 depict photography labs with stations and equipment used for testing and developing film. Photos #13-31 show students and faculty working in the labs and in a classroom setting with Professor Albert D. Rickmers. One student identified in three images is Jean Guy-Naud, who later taught at RIT.
Photos #32-60 are portraits of Navy personnel beginning in 1958 who were enrolled in the summer "United States Navy Quality Control of Photographic Processing" program, along with RIT faculty members. Photographs from 1958-1968 were taken at RIT's downtown campus located in Rochester, NY. Photographs from 1969 through the late 1980's were taken at the Henrietta campus. Many of the portraits have two copies, both black-and-white and color.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
Educating military personnel was not uncommon for the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS). Canadian and United States Armed Forces had enrolled in existing school programs during and since World War II. In 1958, the "United States Navy Quality Control of Photographic Processing" program began and continued well into the 1980's.
0.25 Linear Feet (1 small document box)
Photographs related to the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences (SPAS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This collection of 71 photographs includes students and faculty in photographic labs and classrooms in the early 1970's, and portraits of Navy personnel enrolled in summer "United States Navy Quality Control of Photographic Processing" program from 1958 through the late 1980s.
Photographs are numbered in order by subject and then chronologically.
East wall, Shelf 47
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
School of Photographic Arts and Sciences photographs
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Photographs were given to the RIT Archive collections by the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences in 2011.
- "History of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences", prepared in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the school (1930-1980) by Professor William Soule Shoemaker.
All photographs are 8 x 10 inches.
Twenty-five of the photographs are of Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Henrietta campus Frank E. Gannett building, photography faculty and students in classrooms and working in laboratories. The remainder of the photographs are group portraits of the annual summer "United States Navy Quality Control of Photographic Processing" program for Navy personnel. Many years have a black-and-white copy and a color copy.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2011.
- Alternative education -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Classrooms -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Continuing education -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Military education -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Photography -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Rickmers, Albert D.
- United States. Navy
- School of Photographic Arts and Sciences photographs
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
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