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Mike Buonaccorso collection on RIT Frosh Daze

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: RITArc-0570

Scope and Contents

Included in the collection are a 1967 Frosh Daze name button, pennant, laundry sack, and six miniature RIT bricks which were handed out as momentos of the new campus. The class of 1967 was supposed to be the first on the new campus, but due to construction delays classes did not begin in Henrietta until the Fall of 1968.

The correspondence contained in the collection cover recommended summer reading, housing policy, campus move delays, purchasing a "Frosh Kit" and tuition charges for 1968-69.


  • Creation: 1967


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

In 1955, RIT started a new orientation program, "Freshman Daze," later called "Frosh Daze." Sponsored by both the school's administration and the RIT Student Association, the program consisted of five days of activities including freshman registration, assemblies, and social gatherings such as coffee hours, a mixer dance, and a picnic. This program continued into the 1960s.

Mike Buonaccorso was an incoming freshman in 1967. The materials are from his Frosh Daze experience.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 small flat box)




A collection of RIT memorabila saved by Mike Buonaccorso while a student at RIT.


Collection is arranged by item type.

Other Finding Aids

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

Mike Buonaccorso collection on RIT Frosh Daze

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to the RIT Archives in June 2013 by Mike Buonaccorso.

Accession number(s): 2013:040

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in March 2015.

Mike Buonaccorso collection on RIT Frosh Daze
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
9 March 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA