Gordon W. Reed photographs of the 1964 RIT Spring Weekend parade
Scope and Contents
Gordon W. Reed collection of 1964 RIT spring weekend images contains nine jpeg files taken during the
Hellenic Holidays parade. The color images show numerous floats created by RIT students, the parade, and students watching the parade.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Historical Information: Spring weekend
Spring Weekend was an annual event held at the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) campus. The festivity started sometime before 1950 and was designed as a way for students, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate together on campus. Since RIT was originally located in the city of Rochester, the program gave members of the RIT community a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city that typically surrounded the campus. The weekend included a parade down the city street, a carnival inside the ice rink, concerts and dances, an afternoon barbeque or picnic, and other events such as kite-flying contests and tandem bike races. Classes ended at noon on Friday and each weekend was given a theme. The theme of the 1964 spring weekend was "Hellenic Holidays."
9 Photographic Prints (9 jpg files in a folder)
Nine files in jpg format digitized from slides taken by Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) alumni, Gordon Reed in 1964 during the spring weekend parade.
Nine jpgs are in a folder labeled
Spring Weekend photographs by Gordon Reed.
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Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Gordon W. Reed 1964 spring weekend
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Gail Brown, niece of Gordon W. Reed.
These images are in digital form.
These images can be viewed with the assistance of the RIT Archives staff.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2012.
- Greek letter societies -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History
- Parade floats -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Parades -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students
- Rochester Institute of Technology Spring Weekend (1964)
- Spring festivals -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Student activities -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Gordon W. Reed photographs of the 1964 RIT Spring Weekend parade
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 30 November 2012
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