Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center collection
Scope and Contents
Kilian Schmitt Interfaith Center collection consists of photographic prints and slides. These photographs are of the Interfaith Center groundbreaking, Interfaith Center staff and student workers, a face painting event, holidays, banquets, construction, services, a food drive, and the dedication of the building from the 1980’s-1990’s.
Also included is a 19.5" x 16" hand tinted photographic portrait of Killian and Caroline Schmitt, circa 1940-1950. Added in 2018; Pencil sketch of the Schmitt Interfaith Center, circa early 1980s on illustration board, unknown artist. 10.25 x 16.5
Finding guide offers photograph identification when given.
Additional ephemera included in the collection includes a groundbreaking shovel which is in the shovel collection, a program and flyer from the ceremony.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
RIT's interfaith Center was dedicated in June 1985. The building is named after major benefactors Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt had graduated from the Mechanics Institute (now RIT) in 1935, and the dedication of the new building commemorated the fiftieth anniversary of Mr. Schmitt's graduation. The Schmitts lived in Rochester and owned and operated parking lots. The Schmitts had two requirements when they agreed to fund the building: that the chapel be at the center of the campus and that it be inter-faith. The Center offers services for many religions from around the world and serves as a place of solace for any member of the RIT community.
0.75 Linear Feet (2 photograph notebook boxes )
Kilian J. & Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center photographs and portrait consists of photographic prints and slides. The collection includes photographs of the Interfaith Center groundbreaking, Interfaith Center staff and student workers, face painting event, holidays, banquet, construction, services, food drive, and the dedication of the building from the 1980’s-1990’s. Also included is a 19.5" x 16" hand tinted photographic portrait of Killian and Caroline Schmitt, circa 1940-1950.
Collection is grouped by format.
C.S. Midrange, Shelf 40; C.S. Midrange, Shelf 61, Oversize Box 30, no.7
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Kilian J. and Caroline F. Schmitt Interfaith Center collection
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Accession number(s): 2007:004; 2012:004
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in February 2012.
- Kilian Schmitt Interfaith Center collection
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 30 January 2012
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