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Collection on Dorothy Wadsworth

 Collection — Box-Folder: 42
Identifier: RITArc-0484

Scope and Contents

The Dorothy Wadsworth Collection includes a brief biography, resume, resignation memo, and numerous news clippings from local publications documenting her community service and political activities.


  • Creation: 1972-1984


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Wadsworth served as a member of RIT’s Board of Trustees from 1960-1972. She decided to resign from the Board in 1972 to be appointed as RIT’s Director of Development and to organize an Office of Development. She also managed the 150th Anniversary Campaign in 1979.

Wadsworth was a prominent local political figure for the Republican Party and served many high administrative positions in local health, art, education, and community organizations. Such positions included being the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Neighborhood Health Centers of Monroe County, Vice President of the Board of Managers at the Memorial Art Gallery, and served on the Board of Directors for the Rochester Telephone Corporation. Mrs. Wadsworth was Rochester Telephone Corp.'s first female director but resigned in 1977 when she was nominated to the New York State Commission on Corrections. In addition to these numerous positions, she was appointed as a commissioner for the New York State Special Commission on the Attica Correctional Facility uprising from 1971-1972.

In 1983, Dorothy Wadsworth was named executive director of the Republican Campaign Committee and in 1984 ran for NYS Senate.


1 Folder(s) (One folder in a document box.)




Collection on Dorothy Wadsworth contains clippings and articles about Mrs. Wadsworth's activities at RIT, in the Rochester community and chronicles her political career. There is also a brief biography and a resume.


This collection is arranged chronologically and by content.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 819, Box 42

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Allison Thompson in December 2013.

Collection on Dorothy Wadsworth
RIT Archives
Allison Thompson
10 January 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA