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RIT Byron G. Culver Award clippings

 Collection — Box: 55
Identifier: RITArc-0490

Scope and Contents

RIT Byron G. Culver Award clippings contains news clippings from each year announcing award recipients from 1981-1985. The first five recipients are as follows in chronological order: William J. Mariner, chief executive officer of Case-Hoyt and chairman of the Graphic Arts Industry Advisory Committee for the School of Printing; Harold W. Gegenheimer, chairman of the board of Baldwin Technology Corporation and member of RIT’s Graphic Arts Industry Advisory Committee; Lester M. Reiss, senior vice president for sales and marketing for Heidelberg Eastern’s pre-press, press, bindery and computer divisions and a director of the company; John L. Kronenburg, associate dean of RIT’s College of Graphic Arts and Photography; and Donald S. Rothrock, director of Electronic Graphic Arts Systems for COMTAL/3M and longtime member of the Industry Advisory Committee for the College of Graphic Arts and Photography.


  • Creation: 1981-1985


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Bryon G. Culver was the first director of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Printing, serving from 1937 until he retired in 1965. A 1918 graduate from the Institute’s Normal Program within the Applied Science and Art Department, he was treated with suspicion by some members of the printing industry because he was not considered to be a “real” printer. However, he became one of the most respected men in the field of graphic arts. He won many awards and titles, becoming known as “the dean of printing educators."

Culver designed a scroll for the Mechanic Institute’s greeting of Charles Lindbergh with the Times Union as Lindbergh flew across the US in June 1927. It was under Culver’s direction that the Editor and Publisher announced RIT as “one of the world’s outstanding schools of printing.” Also in his time as director, theGraphic Arts Research Center (GARC) was established in 1951 to apply scientific and engineering principles to the printing and publishing industry. Results of research were made available as possible to the industry.” The award named for him was first presented in 1981. It was given to dedicated individuals who had contributed significantly to the printing and graphic arts industry through education.


1 Folder(s) (One folder within Document Box 55)




Materials related to the Byron G. Culver Award at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The award is presented annually to a person who has shown dedication to and has contributed significantly to advancements within the printing and graphic arts industry through education. This collection contains five news clippings.


This collection is arranged chronologically by date.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 790, Box 55

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Allison Thompson in January 2014.

RIT Byron G. Culver Award clippings
RIT Archives
Allison Thompson
13 January 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA