Milton Pearson collection
Scope and Contents
Collection is seven folders of papers saved by Milton Pearson from 1957-1964 documenting his application to RIT, purchase of books, and applying for tuition assistance under the G.I. Bill. Also included are his C.R.C. Standard Mathematical Tables personalized book, a personalized science notebook, and a slide-rule.
Mr. Pearson collection contains is possibly every piece of paper associated with obtaining an education at RIT. He saved his bank check and receipt for $5.00 application fee, a receipt from Sears Roebuck & Co. for the purchase of a briefcase, something every student needed. He had numerous grade reports for his courses and much, much more. This is a great collection for documenting the financial requirements of attending college in the early 1960's, including the process for attending college on the G.I. Bill.
- Pearson, Milton (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open to researchers.
Biographical / Historical
Milton Pearson was a 1963 graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied photography. Before entering RIT he served in the Korean War. Mr. Pearson is listed but not pictured in the 1963 Techmila yearbook.
0.25 Linear Feet (1/2 doc box)
Collection is seven folders of papers saved by Milton Pearson from 1957-1964 documenting his application to RIT, purchase of books, and applying for tuition assistance under the G.I. Bill. Also included are his C.R.C. Standard Mathematical Tables personalized book, a personalized science notebook, and a slide rule.
Papers are arranged chronologically. Objects are in no particular order.
Other Finding Aids
In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.
Milton Pearson papers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Collection was donated to the RIT Archive Collections in July 2016 by Milton Pearson's son, Robert Pearson.
Accession number(s): 2016:026
Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in August 2016.
- Grading and marking (Students) -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Mathematical instruments
- Photography -- Scholarships, fellowships, etc.
- Receipts (financial records)
- Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Photography
- Veterans -- Education -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Veterans -- Loans -- New York (State) -- Rochester
- Milton Pearson collection
- RIT Archives
- Jody Sidlauskas
- 11 August 2016
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