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Image Permanence Institute records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0414

Scope and Contents

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) records consist of a single folder that contains correspondence, invitations and flyers for the dedication of the IPI in 1986, two clippings, a pamphlet, brochures, and an invitation to the IPI reception. Of interest is the brochure that provides a good overview about IPI and its' services, the staff and what they do, and other relevant information.


  • Creation: 1986-1997

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Image Permanence Institute

The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (IS&T). IPI also receive additional support from several major manufacturers and suppliers.

IPI a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. They carry out different tests of photo and ink jet materials such as image stability, and study of the effect of pollutants. Since its inception in 1985, IPI has provided cultural institutions, preservation scientists, and consumer preservation industries in the US and abroad with significant research, publications, and tools to enable the preservation of image collections and material culture. Resources are committed to specialized scientific research, the development of up-to-date standards and reliable tools, and the dissemination of useful and understandable information to a broad range of cultural institutions and media consumers.


.5 Linear Feet (1 folder in 1 document box with other collections)




Materials related to the Image Permanence Institute at RIT including correspondence, invitations and flyers to Image Permanence Institute’s (IPI) dedication and reception, brochures, and other materials.


There is a single folder and the content is arranged chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Image Permanence Institute records


Folder is housed in a document box with other single-folder records.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Veronica Raco in August 2012.

Image Permanence Institute records
RIT Archives
Veronica Raco
09 August 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA