Office of Veteran Affairs records
Scope and Contents
The Office of Veteran Affairs records consist of a variety of documents related to the department's activities. The collection contains two different brochures used to inform prospective students of the opportunities afforded to veterans at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as an advertising poster containing similar information. There are also several administrative documents, such as forms used to collect data on veterans currently attending the university and a proposed policy on readmission guidelines for veterans wishing to return to the Institute. In addition to a newsletter put out by the Office of Veteran Affairs, the collection contains an article on a reward the department received and a profile written on Gene Clark, the director of Veteran Affairs in 1980. There are also several advertisements for the university clipped from newspapers.
- Creation: 1922 - 1988
- Rochester Institute of Technology. Office of Veteran Affairs (Organization)
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This collection is open to researchers.
The Office of Veteran Affairs provided information on the benefits available to individuals who had served in the U.S. Armed Services. The office educated veterans on additional grants, loans, and programs that they could apply for to help cover the expenses of attending college, and assisted students in finding part-time work. Additionally, the office developed advertising initiatives, such as Public Service Announcements, to inform local veterans of the opportunities available at the Rochester Institute of Technology. By 1980, the Rochester Institute of Technology had the highest percentage of enrolled veterans among four-year institutions in New York State.
Records of the Rochester Institute of Technology's Office of Veteran Affairs with materials dating between 1919-1988. The collection contains a variety of documents including several brochures, a newsletter, a poster, a flyer, forms, and several short articles.
Materials are contained within 2 folders. The first folder holds most of the administrative documents, as well as the brochures and poster, while the second folder contains several newspaper clippings.
Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in October 2010. ArchivesSpace record updated by Julia Novakovic in October 2023.
- Office of Veteran Affairs records
- RIT Archives
- Lara Nicosia
- 29 October 2010
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