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Techmila yearbook and Reporter magazine photographs

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0469

Scope and Contents

The collection contains eight boxes of negatives and photo prints used in the Techmila from 1988-1994. The original order was retained. Some of the photos are identified by the photographer’s name, we believe these to be student photographers working for the Techmila committee.

The remainder of the boxes (9-25) are files from Reporter Magazine and contain negatives, some photographs and corresponding issues of the magazine from 1979-2002.


  • Creation: 1979-2002

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT Reporter is published weekly as the official student newspaper of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The purpose of this student run publication is to inform the students, faculty and staff of campus news and events. It also serves to provide practical experience for students interested in opportunities linked to their academic studies in design, illustration, photography, and printing.

Reporter began as RIT Reporter, the official publication of RIT, the Student Association and the Alumni Association. In 1951 it merged with SPRIT, a student publication, and adopted the earlier titles numbering. Reporter changed to a magazine format in January 1969. Photo editor and later editor-in-chief Bob Kiger was a driving force behind the transition of Reporter from the newspaper to magazine format. Grant Hamilton was the founding editor, with a team that included Bob Kiger, Dean Dexter, Neil Shapiro, Dave Folkman, and Jim Sutherland, and later Greg Lewis, Meredith Gould, Keith Taylor, Patti Paul, and Greg Enos. The first magazine cover photo was by Bob Kiger. Serving as faculty advisors at various times were Professors Thomas J. O'Brien, W. Frederick Craig, Dr. Mark F. Gulden, and Arthur A. Terry. Terry would regale the staff with stories of high level editorial meetings when he was picture editor and later director of layout and production at National Geographic, prior to his joining the RIT faculty.

In October of 2011 The Associated Collegiate Press awarded Reporter Magazine with a Magazine Pacemaker Award. The ACP Magazine Pacemaker award recognizes general excellence in collegiate magazines and are divided into two categories: Feature and Literary magazines. The Reporter ran weekly until it became a monthly print magazine with digital issues other weeks. Digitized past issues can be accessed at

In 2013 the name was changed to Reporter, publishing fewer issues with digital versions found here: current articles published here: Reporter is now a 32 page, full-color, magazine published monthly during the academic year by students of RIT, covering the news, events, and the zeitgeist of 18,000 college students in upstate New York.


29 Linear Feet (31 boxes)




Collection of negatives and photographs taken between 1979-2002 for Techmila, the university yearbook, and for the Reporter magazine.


Photographs are divided by the title in which the appeared, Techmila or Reporter, and then loosely by year.

Other Finding Aids

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

Techmila and Reporter magazine photographs

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the RIT Archives by the office of Reporter magazine in 2009. Accession number(s): 2009:30


Future years could possibly be added to this collection for the Reporter.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2013.

Techmila and Reporter magazine photographs
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
12 November 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA