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RIT Information Systems and Computing Services records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0386

Scope and Contents

The RIT Information Systems and Computing Services records document the history of the development of computing services at RIT from 1964-2006. The collection contains reports, memos and correspondence. Materials are separated into four series. A folder level inventory lists all record series and dates. There is a miscellaneous folder which contains various memos, correspondence and meeting minutes.


  • Creation: 1964-2006
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1969 - 1986

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT computer center first opened in 1963 in the basement of the science building. Operated as an all-institute service department like the library, services were provided to all students and faculty at no additional cost. The decision was made in 1970 to centralize all computing services at RIT. This included not only the computer center but also the University’s information services department. The new centralized office was called the Office of Computer Services. Under the guidance of a committee known as the Computer Users’ Committee, the office grew. In 1978, the Report of the Task Force on Information Systems and Computing concluded that the Office of Computer Services needed to be re-organized to be more effective. In 1981 as a response to the growth of computing and information systems at RIT, the office was restructured. It became known as Information Systems and Computing and consisted of six departments. The ISC held many seminars and workshops. This office is now known as Information and Technology Services.


1 Linear Feet (2 document boxes containing 20 folders. )




The collection includes various records, correspondence, memos, clippings, promotional materials and reports related to the history of RIT’s Information and Technology Services from 1964-2006.


There are 20 folders contained within 2 boxes. The folders are arranged by subject and chronologically within the folder. The collection is divided into four series: Computer Center, Office of Computer Services, Information Systems and Computing and Information and Technology Services.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections. RIT Information Systems and Computing Services records

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Kolenberg in July 2012.

RIT Information Systems and Computing Services records
RIT Archives
Emily Kolenberg
09 July 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA