RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack
Scope and Contents
The collection consists of two motion picture films, an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT. Two promotional films regarding the first fifty years of the College of Fine and Applied Arts are included in the collection. The lp record and CD contain music composed, arranged, and produced by Jeff Resnick. The music was performed by students at the Eastman School of Music. Featured programs for each School are:
School of Art and Design
- Creation: circa 1970-1980
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Soon after the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute were merged in 1902, RIT's Fine Arts Department was established. Applied Arts (later the School of Art and Design) was a valued component of that first curriculum. The School for American Craftsmen was originally established at Dartmouth College in 1943. The school’s funding was primarily due to the efforts of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, who was deeply committed to traditional crafts in America. They recruited European Masters to come and pioneer media specific craft programs. These teachers, in turn, became seminal figures in the American Craft Movements, beginning a legacy of high quality craft education based on the Bauhaus model. The school’s purpose was to develop and raise the standards of the hand arts in the United States. In 1950, through the efforts of Mrs. Webb, The School for American Craftsmen moved to its present home at RIT where, along with the School of Art and Design, it was part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
In 1991, the College of Fine and Applied Arts merged with the College of Graphic Arts and Photography to form a new college. This new college, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences included five schools: Photographic Arts and Sciences, Printing Management and Sciences, Center for Imaging Science, School for American Craftsmen, and Art and Design.
School for American Craftsmen text excerpted from School for American Crafts website. Accessed November 14, 2011.
4 Item(s) (1 lp record, 2 motion picture films, 1CD)
The collection consists of two motion picture films an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT.
Collection consists of four items.
C.S. South, Shelf 83
Immediate Source of Acquisition
07:18, 11:95, 14:001
The soundtrack lp records were gifted to the RIT Archives by College of Imaging Arts and Sciences retired professor Peter Giopulos. The CD was gifted by Jeff Resnick.
Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.
- Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Fine and Applied Arts (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- History (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Art and Design (Organization)
- RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack
- RIT Archives
- Amy Vilz
- 30 November 2011
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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