Kelly Redder collection of RIT Alumni Relations memorabilia
Scope and Contents
RIT Alumni Relations memorabilia and records contains promotional objects given to alumni from 2000-2015. The memorabilia relates to community, sporting, and educational events, including Brick City Weekend and RIT Sports Alumni Reunions. There are also newsclippings and photographs.
Also included in this collection are promotional materials about RIT Alumni events both on and off campus, as well as information and photographs of alumni chapter events and sports team events. There are multiple forms of mixed media, such as CDs, DVDs, and zip disks which contain various alumni group mailing lists, event photographs, and presentations. Memorabilia include tiger figurines, hats, buttons and pins, banners, and drink ware.
- Creation: 1989- 2015
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Kelly Redder has worked in the field of higher education for the past 24 years. She began her career working at the New York State Commission for Independent Colleges and Universities. She has worked in the office of alumni relations for various institutions, including the College of Misericordia, Ithaca College, University of Rochester, and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). At RIT, Kelly Redder has had integral roles within the Office of Alumni Relations, serving as the Assistant Vice President of RIT for Life and the Director of RIT Alumni House.
RIT for Life seeks to increase engagement of RIT alumni and gain a better idea of how to strengthen “the mutually beneficial relationship between RIT and our alumni, according to an article entitled “RIT for Life” by Kelly Redder in RIT’s University News. As the Director of the RIT Alumni House, Kelly Redder oversees a private estate that was purchased in 2014 by RIT “to serve as a center for all things alumni,” according to the article “Alumni House Welcomes First NRS Friends” written by the Nathaniel Rochester Society (NRS). In the same article, it was mentioned that the Alumni House will allow “alumni to easily come and go while visiting campus, to interact informally and socially with one another, and to feel ‘at home’ on the RIT campus.”
RIT Alumni Association supports and manages over 100,000 alumni and respective alumni association chapters worldwide. The RIT Alumni Association works closely with the Office of Alumni Relations to ensure that alumni relations are fostered and supported through various community events, as well as sporting and educational events.
4.46 Linear Feet (4 Hollinger/Document boxes, 1 lid box, 1 oversized box, 1 binder)
This collections contains memorabilia from the RIT Office of Alumni Relations as well as other records which document some of their activities over the past 25 years.
Materials are arranged chronologically and by series.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Some records are on zip disks which would require a zip drive on a computer to access. Some records are on CD and DVD disks which would require a drive on a computer to access.
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Kelly Redder Collection of Alumni Relations memorabilia
Immediate Source of Acquisition
RIT Alumni Relations memorabilia was transferred to the RIT Archive Collections by Kelly Redder in 2015.
Finding aid created by Jenna Bossert in April 2015.
- Rochester Institute of Technology (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae (Organization)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Alumni Relations (Organization)
- Kelly Redder collection of RIT Alumni Relations memorabilia
- RIT Archives
- Jenna Bossert
- 14 April 2015
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