Hale-Andrews Student Life Center records
Scope and Contents
The Hale-Andrews Student Life Center collection contains the following:
- A brochure describing the plan for a Student Life Center
- A poster with information about the Campus Life Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
- Counter card with information about the Campus Life Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
- Two copies of a bookmark with information about the Campus Life Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
- August 31, 1989
- Correspondence from the Student Affairs office to colleagues in regard to Parents Weekend and the Campus Life Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
- October 21, 1989
- Two copies of the program for the Campus Life Center Groundbreaking Ceremony
- June 1, 1990
- Three pages of architectural floor plans for the Campus Life Center by Macon/Chaintreuil Associates
- February 8-13, 1992
- A brochure listing grand opening week activities for
- March 17, 1992
- News release
Student Life Center an Instant Success
- April 23, 1992
- News clipping about the opening and naming of the center
- May 1, 1992
- A copy of the dedication speech
- May 1, 1992
- Two copies of a bookmark with information about the dedication and open house
- May 1, 1992
- Three copies of the dedication luncheon and other dedication day programs
- An invitation to attend the luncheon and dedication of the center
- A copy of the layout of each of the floors of the center
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Planning for a Student Life Center on RIT’s Henrietta Campus occurred throughout the 1980s, with a groundbreaking ceremony in 1989. In 1992, the completed Student Life Center was named in recognition of Kate Rider Andrews and Clara Louise Andrews Hale, daughters of Ezra R. Andrews and Betsy Lucelia Rider Andrews. The Andrews and Hale family's association with RIT spans four generations. Ezra Andrews was a founding trustee of Mechanics Institute who advocated for merging with the Rochester Athenaeum. Mrs. Andrews founded and served as chair of the Domestic Science Board, Clara Louise Andrews married William Barton Hale in 1891. She served as the president of the Institute's Women's Board and was a member of the Domestic Science Board. Her husband William served as Secretary of the Board of Directors. Kate Rider Andrews was a philanthropist and made a bequest to the Institute in memory of her parents.
Ezra Andrews Hale (Ezra and Betsy's grandson), was also a member of the Board of Trustees. His sister Esther Hale Gosnell Saunders served on the Institute's Domestic Science Board.
0.01 Linear Feet (1 folder)
The Hale-Andrews Student Life Center collection contains documents related to the planning, groundbreaking, opening, and dedication of the facility from 1986 to 1992. The collection includes a brochure for a planned Student Life Center in 1986, groundbreaking ceremony announcements in 1989, a 1990 architectural floor plan, dedication and open house announcements, invitations, a dedication speech, luncheon program, and news clippings about the dedication and opening of the center in 1992.
The collection is arranged chronologically.
C.S. South, Shelf 787, Box 39
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were part of the C.S. North RIT Institutional Files.
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in November 2013.
- Hale-Andrews Student Life Center records
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 20 November 2013
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