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RIT Institute College records

 Collection — Folder: 1-2
Identifier: RITArc-0058

Scope and Contents

The RIT Institute College records consist of materials from the college and its departments. The collection contains several proposals for new programs including a College of Technology (proposed 1969), Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (proposed 1970), Master of Technology (proposed 1972), and a Master of Science in Industrial Technology (proposed 1972). There are also clippings and correspondence related to these programs.

The rest of the collection contains clippings on the college and its students; ephemera such as brochures, fliers, a poster, and an invitation for a three building walking tour; and a few pieces of correspondence.


  • Creation: 1969-1983


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Institute College was organized in 1972 and officially started in August of 1973. The college was formed as a way of having more centralized administrative control over some of the emerging departments at the Institute. Originally the college was made up of five departments: Department of Computer Science and Technology, School of Applied Science, Department of Instructional Technology, Department of Packaging Science (one of only five in the country), and the Center for Community/Junior Relations (CCJR). Led by Dr. Roy I. Satre, the college offered both bachelor and master degrees and served as a starting point for new programs at the Institute. Institute College was ideal for new programs because it did not directly adhere to conventional educational practices, but let the programs develop to meet the needs of the business and industrial community. In 1981, the college was renamed the College of Applied Science and Technology.


2 Folder(s)




Documents from the Rochester Institute of Technology's Institute College, founded in 1972. The collection includes program proposals, posters, fliers, clippings, and other related material.


Materials are spread between two folders. The first folder contains materials related to the college as a whole, while the second folder holds items from specific departments. The departmental items are grouped by program and arranged chronologically within each group.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 793, Box 74

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in January 2011.

RIT Institute College records
RIT Archives
Lara Nicosia
14 January 2011
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA