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RIT College of Science records

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0556

Scope and Contents

Records from and about RIT’s College of Science. The collection includes correspondence from 1963-1997, course offerings for mini courses in science and math from 1978-1990, policies and procedures manuals from 1971 and 1973, newspaper clippings from various years, course manual for Sample Size Determination from 1980, course syllabi for Writing Laboratory Reports as well as Science and Human Values, promotional materials from 1952-1990's, news releases for the AMCS' Biennial Conference on Chemical Education from 1980 as well as the Ultrasound Machine from 1992 and other various materials related to the college. The VHS tape is a NBC Dateline show called "Failing in Fairness, Pt. 2" from Feb. 8, 1994.


  • Creation: 1952-1998
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1970 - 1990


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

While courses in science have been offered at RIT since 1888, the College of Science was established in 1963, developing from the College of Applied Science. Dr. Ralph Van Peursem was its first dean. Current areas of study include Applied Mathematics, Applied Statistics, Computational Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Environmental Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics and Imaging Science.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box)




Records from and about RIT’s College of Science includes correspondence, course offerings, policies and procedures, newspaper clippings, course manuals and VHS videotape.


The collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

Other Finding Aids

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT College of Science records

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Part of this collection was donated to the RIT Archives by David Farnsworth in December 2014. Accession number(s): 2015:015

Physical Description

Some items are on loose leaf pages that have yellowed slightly with age.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in February 2015.

RIT College of Science records
RIT Archives
Jennifer Roeszies
09 February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA