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Stuart Oring collection

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0565

Scope and Contents

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.


  • 1970-1999, 2011, 2016, 2017, 2019


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

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.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to RIT Archive Collections by Stuart Oring in 2014. Accession number(s): 2015:027

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in March 2015.

Stuart Oring collection
RIT Archives
Jennifer Roeszies
3 March 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA