William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography collection
Scope and Contents
The William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography collection contains press releases, clippings and articles on the lecture series and Mr. Reedy, invitations, programs, and speech scripts. Most programs contain short biographies about the lecturer. Also included in the collection are Reedy Memorial Lecture Associates Board of Directors meeting minutes and lists, correspondence, and a list of past Reedy lecturers (up to 1986). Some of the lectures have been captured on VHS tape, audiocassette tape, and on CD's. These include the 1986 speakers Hiro, Davidson, and Hayes, Sheila Mestzner in 1990, and Greg Heisler in 1992.
Additionally, the collection contains four posters:
- October 15, 1987
- Yousuf Karsh
- April 14, 1988
- Jerry Uelsmann, Process & Perception
- February 27, 1989
- Bruce Davidson, Eye to Eye
- November 18, 1991
- Joyce Tenneson, En Light Ening
- Creation: 1976-1998
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Photographer and editor William A. Reedy was best known for creating the quarterly Eastman Kodak publication Applied Photography. Reedy died in December, 1975. In honor of his pursuit of excellence in photography, RIT and Kodak's Professional and Finishing Markets Division established the lecture series. The first was held in November 1976 and featured Rudy Miller. The lecture was often carried out twice a year, one in spring and one in fall. Other speakers included Vince Lisanti (1977), Martin Goldsholl (1978), Saul Bass (1979), and Annie Leibowitz (1991).
7.3 Linear Feet (Two document boxes; 5 cartons)
Programs, clippings, press releases, posters, and other paper materials regarding the William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography, as well as a few lectures on VHS tape, audiocassette and CD.
The folders are arranged alphabetically with materials in each folder arranged chronologically. Due to unidentifed nature of many of the cassette tapes, they are not organized in any particular fashion.
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
William A Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography records
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
- Reedy, William A. (Person)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Lecturers (Organization)
- William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography (Organization)
- William A. Reedy Memorial Lecture in Photography collection
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 07 November 2011
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