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Bill Barley photographs

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0259

Scope and Contents

Bill Barley photographs consists of 7 black and white prints of the announcement of RIT's move from downtown Rochester to Henrietta. The public announcement was held in November, 1961 in the Veteran's court on the downtown campus. Barley, a student at the time, photographed the scene for the Reporter magazine. Images are described below:

  • Students gather in the Veteran’s court to await the announcement of RIT's move to Henrietta, OS-29-12
  • Students gather in the Veteran’s court to await the announcement of RIT's move to Henrietta, OS-29-13. [similar, but not duplicate image of OS-29-12]
  • A car on Washington St. with a banner hanging on the side that reads "Henrietta or Bust," OS-29-14
  • A group of students ride in a convertible car holding a sign that reads "We'll support the decision!" OS-29-15
  • Arthur Stern, Head of Board of Trustees, speaks to the crowd, OS-29-16
  • RIT President Mark Ellingson address the crowd, OS-29-17
  • President Ellingson jokes with Rochester City police officers, OS-29-18
  • Dates

    • Creation: 1961


    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open to researchers.

    Biographical / Historical

    Bill Barley graduated from RIT with a BFA in photographic illustration in 1964. While a student, he worked at the RIT magazine the Reporter. Barley is owner of Bill Barley and Associates based in South Carolina. A licensed pilot, he specializes in aerial photography. Barley has won several awards for his professional work, including four Kodak Gallery awards, seven Fuji Masterpiece awards, and the 1999 South Carolina Photographer of the Year.


    7 Item(s) (7 Photographs)




    Photographs by RIT student Bill Barley of the public announcement to move the RIT campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta.


    Photographs are arranged in numerical order.

    Physical Location

    C.S. Mid-range, Shelf 60, Box 29 (Oversize Photo Box 29 collection)

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number(s): 08:61

    Bill Barley donated his photographs to the RIT Archives in 2008.

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    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in September 2011.

    Bill Barley photographs
    RIT Archives
    Amy Vilz
    21 September 2011
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA