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Gordon Field House and Activities Center collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0471

Scope and Contents

The Gordon Field House and Activities Center collection contains fifteen architectural drawings from the construction of the facility. The paper records contain a 1998 concept proposal for a Recreational, Intramural, Athletic and Campus Event Facility and Fields facility, as well as a later version of the proposal. It also contains invitations to the groundbreaking ceremony held on September 25, 2002 and a program of the ceremony. There are multiple copies of the announcement of join the celebration for the dedication of the Gordon Field House and Activities Center on September 10, 2004.


  • Creation: 1998-2004

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The first proposal for a recreational, intramural, athletic and campus event facility and fields was submitted in 1998 by Frank R. Lamas, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs. The objectives were to provide improved quality and availability of recreational fields for RIT, to provide improved athletic fields and to provide a facility that would accommodate recreational, intercollegiate, athletic, and large campus and/or community events. The report supported the need for RIT to undertake the proposed project in order to meet existing and future campus needs.

The actual groundbreaking for the Center took place on September 25, 2002, and the official dedication was celebrated on September 10, 2004. The facility was named after major benefactors, the Lucius Robert Gordon family.


3 Linear Feet (One poster tube and one folder)




The Gordon Field House collection contains fifteen architectural drawings of the field house, announcements of groundbreaking and dedication ceremonies and concept proposals.


Collection is arranged by material type.

Physical Location

C.S. North, Shelf 173 (roll box) - architectural drawings

C.S. South, Shelf 787, Box 39 - paper records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The paper records were taken from the RIT Institutional Files. The architectural drawings were donated to the RIT Archives in 2011 by the Government and Community Relations office.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2013.

Gordon Field House and Activities Center collection
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
19 November 2013
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA