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Geneseean publications and calendars

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0506

Scope and Contents

Geneseean publications and calendars contains issues number 1, April 1969 through number 8, 1978/79 of the publication created by second and third year students enrolled in the Illustrations Department of the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences taught by Arthur A. Terry.

Number 9 of the Geneseean was produced in the form of a calendar for 1980. Students working on the project that year felt that communicating through this format offered new advantages over the magazine format. The underlying theme of the calendar was personalities in the working world. Number 11 of the Geneseean was also in calendar format focusing on the theme of immigration in the United States. Under the direction of Michael A. Geissinger, each of the calendars featured student photographs with personal essays describing the story they were conveying in their photographs.

Number 6, 1976/77, and number 10, 1981 are missing from the collection, and there is one unnumbered issue from 1975.


  • Creation: 1969-1982


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: Geneseean

The first issue of the Geneseean in 1969 states the purpose of the new publication was necessity. Twenty some students with little or no background in the area of Journalism and only a vague understanding of their final objective, were given and undertook assignments with one ultimate purpose: To learn something of the nature of photography in print- how it comes about and the special nature of the problems involved working with a story as opposed to the individual photograph. Arthur A. Terry, instructor and editor of the first issue wanted the students to learn all of the duties and problems involved in producing, art-directing and editing the magazine, making the project much more meaningful to those involved.

By 1980, under the direction of Michael A. Geissinger, the Geneseean took shape in the form of a calendar.


0.25 Linear Feet (1 clamshell box)




Geneseean publications and calendars contains issues number 1, April 1969 through number 8, 1978/79 of the Geneseean, and number 9, 1980 and number 11, 1982 which are in calendar format. Both publications are projects of students in the School of Photographic Arts & Sciences at RIT.


Collection is arranged by material type then chronologically.

Physical Location

C. S. South, Shelf 222

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was part of the RIT Archive Collections.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2014.

Geneseean publications and calendar
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
14 March 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA