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Photographs by RIT student Bill Barley of the public announcement to move the RIT campus from downtown Rochester to Henrietta.
Set of twelve drafting tools in a case embossed with "Rochester Athenaeum Mechanics Institute."
Set of mechanical drawing tools, most likely from a student of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (a precursor of Rochester Institute of Technology). The tools were made in Germany.
The Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute ashtray was donated by 1943 graduate Ann Gustin Zetterlind. It is made of a copper colored metal, is circular in shape and has the Mechanics Institute (MI) insignia stamped in the bottom.
The Winifred Philleo McPherson diaries are photocopied pages of her original diaries from 1914-1917. This was the time period she attended the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). Daily handwritten entries record the life of a young female student's life in the early 1900's. Also included is Mrs. McPherson's personal biography.
Navy blue stadium blanket with "Mechanics Institute" embroidery and a navy blue pennant with gray "MECHANICS" on it and the RAMI seal.
Collection contains a knit sweater and vest with gray "M" embroidery.
Collection is approximately 250-300 recipe cards belonging to Gertrude Sterling, a Home Economics student at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) during the 1930's. Recipes include cakes, pastries, puddings, pickling, and much more. Most of the recipes are for servings of 50 or more.
Unpublished manuscript by Mark Ellingson on the history of the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, the objectives of the institute, information on programs and courses offered and institutional policies through 1937.
The collection includes various documents, clippings, publications, financial records, enrollment records and board meeting information related to the Domestic Science Department at RIT. The collection spans from 1893-1989.