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Stuart Oring collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0565

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Stuart Oring collection contains CDs, teacher guides and information books related to a computer program researched and developed by Oring, the “Picture Reading Resource Module.” The program, which focuses on the study and interpretation of pictures, is based upon research and experimental studies that Oring has been carrying out since the early 1970s. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: the understanding of pictures, I Ching and other Synchronicity Systems; and Oring’s mentor, Minor White.


  • Creation: 1970 - 2023


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical Note

Stuart Oring was a student at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1955-1959. Ralph Hattersley and Minor White were Oring's mentors and much of his work is derived from them. After receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Photography Illustration from RIT in 1959, Oring went on to receive a Master’s of Art in Communication from American University in 1970. He lives in Owings, Maryland, and is the owner of ISIS Visual Communications. He is a member of the American Society of Psychopathology of Expression, the National Art Education Association, and the Calvert County Humane Society. Oring is considered an expert in understanding methodologies for interpreting pictures, and has been featured in “Who's Who in America” and “Who's Who in the World” by Marquis; he has also been featured in “Who's Who in the World” by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England.


0.5 Linear Feet (1 document box.)




Materials related to Stuart Oring, photography student at RIT from 1955-1959. The collection is focused on the "Picture Reading Resource Module," a computer program researched and developed by Oring, and includes CDs, teacher guides, and information books.


The collection is arranged by material type and then chronologically.

Custodial History

The first part of this collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Stuart Oring in 2014. This and subsequent accessions include Accession Numbers 2015:027, 2016:056, 2019:040, 2019:105, and 2023:037.

Processed by

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in March 2015; updated by L. Hatch, November 2019; updated by Julia Novakovic, September 2023.

Finding Aid to the Stuart Oring collection, 1970-2023
RIT Archives
Jennifer Roeszies, March 2015; L. Hatch, November 2019; Julia Novakovic, September 2023
18 September 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA