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RIT Henrietta Campus buildings What's in a Name records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0441

Scope and Contents

The RIT Henrietta Campus-What's in a Name records contain the research done about who the RIT buildings and streets were named after.Prominent individuals who were involved in the development of the Institute were memorialized by giving a building their name to forever honor them. There are also various brochures, clippings and articles that were used in the research process.


  • Creation: circa 1964-1999

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Former RIT Archivist, Gladys Taylor researched and wrote about the named individuals on various buildings and roads on the RIT Henrietta Campus. In a detailed history she outlined the backgrounds and the stories of the many people who helped form the Institute who are now honored with their names on the many structures that comprise the RIT campus. Not only can these detailed and well researched histories be found in the archives, there is also a website now that provides the information as well at


.25 Linear Feet (2 folders in 1 half document box with other collections)




The collection contains information about the names of buildings and streets on RIT’s Henrietta Campus. There is also information from original sources with background on the individuals.


This collection is organized chronologically within two folders. The collection is housed in a document box with another collection. (RITArc.0452)

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Sinicropi in January 2013.

RIT Henrietta Campus "What's in a Name" records
RIT Archives
Emily Sinicropi
18 January 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA