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RIT men's hockey jersey and gloves

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0358

Scope and Contents

Allan Shepard wore the jersey and gloves during the 1961-62 season. The jersey is a "hand-me-down" from the Rochester Americans hockey team. It is made of wool, white with red stars and lettering and a blue stripe. The lettering was changed from "Americans" to "RIT." The gloves were purchased in Buffalo from the CCM manufacturers store. The cost of outfitting the whole team with gloves was so expensive that they were not allowed to practice with real pucks for fear of damaging the equipment.


  • Creation: 1961-1962

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT hockey team

Allan Shepard, a member of the RIT men's hockey team, donated the jersey and gloves he wore during the 1961-62 season. He notes that the jersey and gloves were the first items acquired with school funds for the ice hockey club at RIT. The jerseys were purchased from the Rochester Americans hockey team when they no longer wore them. They were a white wool jersey featuring red stars and lettering and a blue stripe on the front. The jerseys orginally had American sewn on the front. To adapt for the new RIT team, all letters except the RI were removed and replaced with a T (RIT), sewn on by wives and girlfriends of the team members. Mr Sheppard's number was 18 which was sewn on the sleeve and the back of the jersey.


1 Linear Feet (1 flat box)




This collection consists of one wool hockey jersey worn by the RIT men's hockey club team in the early 1960's before they became an official team, and a pair of hockey gloves worn by the donor.


The collection is arranged by item type.

Physical Location

C.S. South Shelf 44

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the RIT Archive Collections by Allan Shepard in July 2011. Accession number(s): 2012:023

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in May 2012.



RIT men's hockey jersey and hockey gloves
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
23 May 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA