Scope and Contents
The collection consists of bags promoting RIT's annual fundraising campaign, the Fund for RIT and Campus Connections bookstore, and ACMT Dubrovnik & Zagreb campus. There is also a RIT logo briefcase.
- circa 1960-2008
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 Institute'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 70 buildings and 9 colleges, including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
The Fund for RIT, the central fundraising area of the university, reaches out several times during the year to ask for continued support from the RIT community. Campus Connections served as the Institute bookstore until 2008 when it was replaced by Barnes and Noble. However, Campus Connections also sold computer and photography equipment. This portion of the store remained open and was renamed Digital Den.
1.5 Linear Feet (1 Briefcase: other bags inside)
Bags promoting the Fund for RIT, Campus Connections bookstore, and RIT.
Collection consists of four items.
C.S. South, East wall, Shelf E77
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
- College stores -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Educational fund raising -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Fund raising -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Promotional materials
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Funds and scholarships
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Campus Connections
- Tote bags
- Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History
- RIT bags
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 23 November 2011
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Code for undetermined script
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