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RIT news videotapes

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: RITArc-0644

Scope and Contents

This collection of videotapes contains news broadcasts of events and stories covered during the 1970s through the 2000's. There are approximately 60 tapes in multiple formats - VHS, Beta, large format videocassette. Most are segments shown on local television shows in the Rochester, NY area about RIT. Some subjects covered are capital campaign, Coast to Coast runners, speakers and government officials visits to RIT, Barbara Bush visit in 1984, Jimmy Carter visit in 1991, Empire State Games, dedications and the Heidelberg Press acquisition.


  • Creation: circa 1975-1993


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

RIT news and events have been highlighted on local and national news. The local media stations used the betamax format for broadcasting and internally, the RIT media department recorded events and activities on videotape during this time period.


6 Linear Feet (5 cartons)




A collection of videotapes containing news segments from local television stations of activities and events at RIT from the 1970s to the 2000s.


Tapes arre arranged by date.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Special equipment will be needed in order to view these films, such as a VHS videotape player, a betamax player or the tapes would need to be digitized to be able to access.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 738 - Box 1-2

C.S. South, Shelf 745 - Box 3-4

C.S. South, Shelf 746 - Box 5

Other Finding Aids

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

RIT News videotapes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The main source of acquisition for videotapes in the Archives has been from the RIT Production Department, where many of these were produced or copied.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2016.

RIT News videotapes
RIT Archives
Jody Sidlauskas
14 January 2016
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA