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RIT news release collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0295

Scope and Contents

RIT news release collection contains press releases issued by the Office of Communications. The department also compiled the scrapbooks. Each binder concerns one subject, including academic affairs, calendars, colleges, co-ops, development, finance and administration, institutional advancement, and student affairs.


  • Creation: 1968-1995


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. After joining with several different Rochester institutions during the 19th century, the Athenaeum finally merged with the Mechanics Institute (founded in 1885) in 1891 to form the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). RAMI changed its name to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944 to better reflect the university's role in the field of technical education.

RIT was originally located in the city of Rochester, NY. Due to the rapid growth in enrollment and programs following World War II, it became increasingly clear that the school would have to expand. Emil Muller, an RIT graduate, helped the university obtain 1300 acres of farmland in the suburb of Henrietta. Ground was broken on November 2, 1964 and by September 1968 the first classes were held. The Henrietta campus now contains well over 200 buildings with 12 colleges including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.


5.2 Linear Feet (25 Binders)

11 Box(es) (11 document boxes containing loose news releases from 1968 to 1995)




The collection contains issued press releases compiled into scrapbooks by the RIT Office of Communications. The collection also includes document boxes of loose news releases given to the archives at various times.


Scrapbooks and boxes are arranged by subject and date.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelves 475-477

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

RIT news release scrapbooks
RIT Archives
Amy Vilz
09 November 2011
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Revision Statements

  • 1/18/2023: Added 11 document boxes of news releases from 1968-1995

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA