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Peter Giopulos files on campus art

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0052

Scope and Contents

The Peter Giopulos files on campus art contain various documents and items related to the artwork at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Most of the collection is made up of files on the specific pieces, such as Harry Bertoia's Golden Dandelions. These files include correspondence, articles, clippings, and other related documents. There are also photographs of pieces in the collection.

Henry Moore's sculpture, Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 1, was restored in 1998, while Josef Albers's mural, Growth and Youth, was restored in 1999. The files on these artists contain documents on these conservation efforts.

The collection also includes few documents related to the original "Art on Campus" website. The website was designed during the late 1990s and was replaced by an updated version in 2004.


  • Creation: 1999-2004


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Peter Giopulos was a professor and administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981, where he wrote a dissertation titled "Potting as a Phenomenon: Movement and Choice Stimulate Transformation." Throughout his career, Giopulos worked as a set designer, painter, potter, and in the field of digital imagery. He taught art, ceramics, design, and art education in RIT's College of Fine and Applied Arts, now the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Giopulos also served as the associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Up until 2003, he oversaw the artwork on RIT's campus.


5.7 Linear Feet (6 document boxes, 2 file boxes)




Files on the artwork on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus, compiled by Peter Giopulos. Giopulos served as the associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the university. The collection includes articles, clippings, correspondence, and miscellaneous administrative documents for each piece, as well as photographs of the items and tape recordings of interviews with some of the artists.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by artist (e.g. Bertoia) or topic (e.g. Architecture). Photographs and tape recordings are housed in two large file boxes at the start of the collection.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections. [this inventory is not current - folders have changed]

Peter Giopulos files on campus art

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was given to the RIT Archive Collections by Peter Giopulos in June 2003.

Related Materials

Online Collections

A website titled "Art on Campus" is available through the RIT Archive Collection's website. The site was launched in 2004 and includes information on the individual pieces of artwork on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in December 2010.

Peter Giopulos files on campus art
RIT Archives
Lara Nicosia
20 December 2010
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA