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Walter Amos Deemer textbooks and drawings

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0443

Scope and Contents

The Walter Amos Deemer textbooks and drawings collection contains three textbooks used by Mr. Deemer, and two drawings created by him while he was a student at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute. The three books include Practical Mathematics, Part III-Algebra by Claude Irwin Palmer, Introduction to Mathematical Analysis by F.L. Griffin, and Heat, a Manual for Technical and Industrial Students by J.A. Randall. The two drawings depict a sun fueled motor and a greenhouse with notes regarding energy output.


  • Creation: circa 1927-1931


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Walter Amos Deemer was born January 28, 1908 and died May 13, 1997 in Elysburg, PA. Mr. Deemer was a student at the Rochester Atheneum and Mechanic's Institute. He graduated from the Institute in 1931.

Walter built and operated WABX, Harrisburg's first FM radio station. He serves as the station's general manager. He had been a transmitter engineer for the radio station WCMB and the former WTPA-TV (Channel 27). Mr. Deemer was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)




The collection contains textbooks used by and drawings created by Walter Amos Deemer while a student from 1927-1931 at Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute.


Items are arranged by material type.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 273

Other Finding Aids

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

Walter Amos Deemer textbooks and drawings

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the RIT Archive Collections by Walter Deemer's daughter Diane Deemer in December of 2012. Accession number(s): 2012:075

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in February 2013.

Walter Amos Deemer textbooks and drawings
RIT Archives
Lisa Witt
6 February 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA