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RIT necktie

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0528

Scope and Contents

Dale Cenzi, RIT professor, donated the necktie when he retired from the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Science (COS) Dean's office in 2014. The tie was given out as a gift to visitors, alums, and others by the COS Dean during the 1980's-1990's.

The tie is navy blue with a thin white and red stripe and a small graphic of the RIT logo during that time period which was designed by RIT professor Roger Remington.


  • Creation: circa 1980-1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Historical Information: RIT Graphic Identification System

In 1973, a graphic identity task force assessed the need for an update of RIT's graphic identification system. The task force, made up of faculty, staff, and students, concluded that a new system was needed for consistency of message, ease of use, and increased visibility and reinforcement of RIT in the community. A cohesive system would also be beneficial in the 150th Anniversary of the Institute campaign in 1977.

Helvetica was chosen as the typeface, with Pantone brown 167 and orange 165 as recommended colors. A standard identity mark and stationery were also part of the system to be used by all areas of the Institute, its communications, and publications. The updated system was approved for use by RIT President Paul Miller.


0.1 Linear Feet (Clam Shell box)




Collection contains a navy blue men's necktie embroidered with the Rochester Institute of Technology's graphic identification mark used during the 1980's and 1990's.


Collection consists of one item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, East Wall, Shelf 74

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The RIT necktie was donated to the RIT Archives in August 2014 by Dale Cenzi.

Accession number(s): 2014:074

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in September 2014.

Dale Cenzi RIT necktie
RIT Archives
Lisa Witt
16 September 2014
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA