RIT seal embossers
Scope and Contents
RIT seal embossers includes an embosser for RIT-TV and one for Eisenhower College.
- Creation: circa 1955-1970
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: Eisenhower College and RIT-TV
About Eisenhower College
RIT's affiliation with Dwight D. Eisenhower began with Eisenhower College. This small, liberal arts college was located on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, New York. Founded in 1965, the first classes were held in 1968. The curriculum stressed "world studies" with mandatory courses on history, art, philosophy, music, and literature. The College also collected artifacts, documents, and materials related to Dwight D. and Mamie Eisenhower.
Although funded by private monies, federal grants, and a portion of the proceeds from the sale of Eisenhower dollar coins, by 1979 the college was in financial difficulties and was acquired by RIT. Financial problems persisted, and three years later, on July 22, 1982, RIT announced the closing of Eisenhower College. At that time, materials from the Eisenhower College relating to both the college and Dwight D. Eisenhower were transferred to the RIT Archives.
The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Instructional Television Center was originally part of the Office of Educational Research. The purpose of the department was to provide instructional support and services to the RIT community. When the Division of Instructional Research and Development was created as part of the Instructional Development and Planning process, the Television Center was moved under their jurisdiction.
Initially, the Television Center consisted of a set of rooms designed for the recording and production of both motion pictures and television programs. Programs produced by the Television Center were broadcast on closed-circuit televisions in classrooms and studios. Staff at the center worked with faculty members who wished to incorporate instructional television and their classrooms. Additionally, the center provided several services to students. For instance, students in speech classes could record themselves speaking so that they could review their presentation with a critical eye. Similarly, several athletic teams used the Television Center to help athletes review past games and plays.
0.4 Linear Feet (1 Document box)
Two seal embossers are included in this collection: RIT-TV and Eisenhower College.
Collection consists of two items.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
- Eisenhower College (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Instructional Television Center (Organization)
Genre / Form
- RIT seal embossers
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 28 November 2011
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