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Materials related to the Rochester Athenaeum and its operations. The Athenaeum was founded in 1829 as an educational institute and is an early predecessor of the Rochester Institute of Technology. The collection contains excerpts from local newspapers, charter documents for the organization, member lists, a copy of Charles Perkins's address to the Athenaeum, and information on Reynolds Arcade. Also included is a subscription book for the organization.
Materials related to the Rochester Institute of Technology's George H. Clark Building, built in 1946 and occupied by RIT until 1968. The collection contains numerous documents related to the building's construction, as well as correspondence and publications regarding the building itself. Also included are clippings and various items that were placed in the building's cornerstone.
Materials related to RIT's Energy House, built in 1977. The house was part of an experiment to see if a solar powered house was viable in Rochester, NY. The collection includes photographs and slides, project reports, news releases, tour and exhibit plans, brochures, articles, clippings, and various pieces of ephemera.
Materials related to a trip to China by Rochester Institute of Technology officials in January 1978. The trip was meant to establish relations between the university and the country. The collection consists mostly of articles and clippings about the trip, but also includes several items related to exhibits and presentations following the trip.
Materials related to Spirit the Tiger, a live tiger cub that served as the Rochester Institute of Technology's mascot from 1963-1964. The collection includes correspondence, administrative and financial documents, ephemera, and clippings. Also included is a transcript of an oral history interview given by RIT students who were members of the original Tiger Committee in 2005.
Materials related to the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) Alumni Association and its operations. The collection includes a variety of administrative and financial documents including meeting minutes, committee reports, governance materials, and financial statements, along with publications, surveys, photographs, and other miscellaneous items. Also included are several alumni novelty items such as lapel pins and ribbons.
Materials related to the events surrounding the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) 125th Anniversary. RIT celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1954. The collection includes memorabilia and ephemera such as a sticker and commemorative book, as well as financial records from the 125th Anniversary Fund campaign. Also included are clippings on RIT's history and the development campaign.
Materials related to the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) 150th Anniversary Celebration. RIT celebrated its 150th anniversary in 1979. The collection includes planning documents, letters of solicitation, press releases, ephemera, and news clippings. A large portion of the collection relates to the RIT 150th Anniversary Campaign, a fundraising venture by the university. There are also materials related to the RIT Coast-to-Coast Run.
Materials related to the Kern Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The endowed program was meant to "stimulate creativity in all areas of the communicative arts." The collection contains documents related to specific programs, as well as to individual Kern professors. Also included are 33 videotapes of various lectures sponsored by the program.
Records related to Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, founder of the city of Rochester, New York. These records found throughout the RIT Archives, have been pulled together by the staff to create this collection.