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Microscope belonging to a student of the Mechanics Institute.
Mechanics Institute library accession registers consists of 3 volumes listing items added to the Institute library collection, circa 1890-1907.
Diplomas and certificates that were issued by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) or its predecessors. The collection includes course completion certificates, college diplomas, merit and service awards, and membership certificates. Many of these items are blank copies. There are also several diplomas from other institutions that were awarded to prominent members of the RIT community.
The Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute cream pitcher was donated by 1965 graduate Randy Pikuet. It is a white ceramic pitcher and has the Mechanics Institute (MI) insignia stamped in green on the side.
Collection of 28 program booklets of a lecture series called Saturday Evening Lectures held between 1906 and 1920. The series was sponsored by Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) and most of the lectures covered travel and art.
Recording of an interview with Alice Woodward conducted by Gladys Taylor on July 30, 1985.
Digital audio recording of an interview with Al Davis. Al Davis was known as "Mr. RIT" for his devotion to the Institute. He served as vice president in the 1960s and 1970s and played a key role in shaping RIT's future by helping to raise the funds to build a new campus in Henrietta. The collection includes parts three and four of the interview. Parts one and two of the interview are currently missing.
The Eleanor Mundy Mechanics Institute pin and yearbooks collection contains 2 Ramikin yearbooks from 1930 and 1931, 1 Rochester Atheaneum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) freshman pin, her original 1932 RAMI diploma and 1 memorandum from the donor. Eleanor Mary Mundy was an Interior Decoration student at the Mechanics Institute from 1930-1932. Nancy Powell, daughter of Eleanor Mary Mundy, donated this collection in October 2015.
Annual reports for the Rochester Institute of Technology (previously the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute) and its predecessor, the Mechanics Institute. The collection includes annual reports submitted by the university president, as well as reports from individual departments. Also included are supporting materials submitted with the departmental reports.