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RIT banners and flags

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0333

Scope and Contents

RIT banners and flags includes the following:

  • Collection items

    1. "Rochester Institute of Technology," black lettering on white background with orange logo
    2. "Alumni Club of Greater Rochester," orange lettering on brown background
    3. "Alumni Chapter," orange lettering on brown background with orange logo
    4. "Rochester Institute of Technology," white lettering on orange background with brown logo
    5. "Rochester Institute of Technology," brown lettering on cream background with orange logo
    6. "RIT alumni," blue and gray
    7. "RIT Alumni Association," white lettering on brown background
    8. "Rochester Institute of Technology," cream lettering on orange and green background
    9. "Art, Science, Industry," on cream background
    10. "American Bicentennial"
    11. "Rochester Institute of Technology," white lettering on orange and brown background
    12. "RIT," white lettering on brown background
    13. "RIT," blue and white lettering on gray, cream, and blue background
    14. United States flag, presented to Bernice Skinner Morecock at memorial service for her husband Earle M. Morecock (first dean of RIT's College of Engineering) - REMOVED 11/2019
    15. B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, commencement banner
    16. American College of Management and Technology, commencement banner
    17. Orange flag with white letters "R.I.T."
    18. Black banner with gold letters "Art & Design Photography 100 Years at RIT" 27" x 20"
    19. R.I.T seal flag. Orange and brown field, black lettering on white background. 125" x 30"


    • Creation: circa 1950-1990

    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. As of 2011, RIT has over 17,000 students and more than 200 student clubs and organizations.

    In 2018, RIT rebranded its' identity [R.I.T to RIT] so all new college flags were created and all retired flags were transferred to the Archives. Banners and flags represent organizations, clubs, colleges within RIT.


    8 Linear Feet (6 boxes + 2 cartons added in 2019.)




    Collection of banners and flags regarding Rochester Institute of Technology.


    Collection materials are not arranged.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Accession number(s): 1977:048; 1978:021; 2005:002 2007:050; 2012:015; 2012:018; 2012:065; 2019:001

    Processing Information

    Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

    RIT banners and flags
    RIT Archives
    Amy Vilz
    28 November 2011
    Description rules
    Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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    Repository Details

    Part of the RIT Archives Repository

    Rochester NY 14623 USA