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RIT Gannett Lecture Series videotapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0456

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of Gannett Lecture Series videotapes from 1987-2006. There are 191 videotapes whose topics include Constitutional Rights, The Bill of Rights, Racism and others. Lecturers included RIT faculty members, Ralph Nader, Cornel West, and James Kunstler to name a few. The lecture series was sponsored by an endowment from Caroline Werner Gannett.


  • Creation: 1987-2006

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT's College of Liberal Arts began the Gannett Lecture Series in the mid-1970's in two-year thematic blocks, which have included environmental, citizenship, Constitutional and millennial themes. The series was designed to be of interest to students, faculty, and the general public and initially required all Senior Seminar students to attend the lectures. A Gannett Lecture Series director was appointed who was responsible for obtaining lecturers and others for panel discussions.

In 2006, the series transformed into the Caroline Werner Gannett Project. Its' program titled Visionaries in Motion IV, was a unique speaker series hosted by RIT, featuring lectures, exhibitions, symposia and workshops by leading artists, thinkers and scholars in the arts, sciences and technologies.


10.5 Linear Feet (191 Videotapes - 7 cartons)




The collection consists of videotape recordings of the Gannett Lecture Series held at RIT. The collection contains 191 videorecordings of various lectures sponsored by the program between 1987-2006.


The series is arranged in chronological order.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 720 - Box 1-2
C.S. South, Shelf 721 - Box 3-4;
C.S. South, Shelf 721- Box 5;
C.S. South, Shelf 727 - Box 6-7;
C.S. South, Shelf 728 - Box 8-9;
C.S. South, Shelf 729 - Box 10-11;
C.S. South, Shelf 730 - Box 12

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT Gannett Lecture Series videotapes

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in April 2013.

RIT Gannett Lecture Series videotapes
RIT Archives
Lisa Witt
11 April 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA