RIT Archive Collections

RIT Archive Collections RIT Archive Collections serves as the official repository for historically valuable records of the university.

Also joining the Archives team this summer is Sam Perricci. Please help the staff and #ARCHie welcome Sam to the archive...
06/06/2019

Also joining the Archives team this summer is Sam Perricci. Please help the staff and #ARCHie welcome Sam to the archives! Stop by and say hello.

#ARCHie and another of our summer students, Brian Zabawa, try to  determine if the horse or the rider is the winner of t...
05/30/2019

#ARCHie and another of our summer students, Brian Zabawa, try to determine if the horse or the rider is the winner of the NCAA college division swimming-diving championships. Welcome to the Archives, Brian!

#ARCHie and the rest of the staff are pleased to welcome Felicia Swartzenberg to the Archives for the summer! If you sto...
05/29/2019

#ARCHie and the rest of the staff are pleased to welcome Felicia Swartzenberg to the Archives for the summer! If you stop up this summer, be sure to say hello!

Commencement may be over, but things never stop in Archives! You may have noticed the new RIT branding and name changes ...
05/28/2019

Commencement may be over, but things never stop in Archives! You may have noticed the new RIT branding and name changes on the banners at all of the ceremonies earlier this month. If you were wondering where the old banners went, we now have them here!

We join @RedNoseDayUSA in celebrating Red Nose Day! #RIT has been a part of the efforts to end child poverty for decades...
05/23/2019

We join @RedNoseDayUSA in celebrating Red Nose Day! #RIT has been a part of the efforts to end child poverty for decades. (Photo from our collections). #noseson

Congratulations to our archives student, Lizzy Carr, for receiving the Excellence in Student Life Award! The award honor...
05/16/2019

Congratulations to our archives student, Lizzy Carr, for receiving the Excellence in Student Life Award! The award honors students who represent the guiding principles of Engagement, Scholarship, and Leadership based on leadership and outstanding GPA's. Congrats, Lizzy!!!

Graduation is almost upon us. Before the ceremonies were held in the field house and the Polisseni Center, RIT held thei...
05/06/2019

Graduation is almost upon us. Before the ceremonies were held in the field house and the Polisseni Center, RIT held their graduation ceremonies here. Do you know where? Do you remember when graduation was there? Let's hear your stories about graduation! #RITGRAD

Happy 50th anniversary to RIT Libraries! Wallace Library dedication, May 3, 1969. Thomas E. Strader (director) speaking....
05/03/2019

Happy 50th anniversary to RIT Libraries! Wallace Library dedication, May 3, 1969. Thomas E. Strader (director) speaking. Others L-R: Dr. Smith, Dr. Ellingson, Mrs. Wallace Thorne, Mrs. Wallace Cornwall, and Joseph Cornwall. What's your favorite memory of the Wallace Library?

Congratulations to the MUSE Class of 2019 for completing their thesis poster session and moving one step closer to gradu...
05/02/2019

Congratulations to the MUSE Class of 2019 for completing their thesis poster session and moving one step closer to graduation!! We're proud to have worked with all of you through your time at RIT and look forward to seeing what the future holds in store for you. Good luck!! #MUSE

Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to come out for Imagine. We had an amazing day despite the snow. If you we...
04/28/2019
Surprise spring snow doesn’t deter crowds at Imagine RIT

Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to come out for Imagine. We had an amazing day despite the snow. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a brief overview of what you missed. We’re already looking forward to 2020! (Pun intended 😜)
https://www.rit.edu/news/surprise-spring-snow-doesnt-deter-crowds-imagine-rit?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=ImagineRIT&utm_term=&utm_content=wrapup_story

There’s always something new to experience at the Imagine RIT: Creativity and Innovation Festival, which this year featured more than 400 exhibits, including a human hamster wheel, performances by student ensembles, cutting-edge video games and demonstrations to determine how color can affect your...

Look who came to see us!! We’re here for a little while longer. Stop by and say hi!! #imaginerit #archivesgoddesses
04/27/2019

Look who came to see us!! We’re here for a little while longer. Stop by and say hi!! #imaginerit #archivesgoddesses

We’re all set and ready to welcome you to Imagine!!
04/27/2019

We’re all set and ready to welcome you to Imagine!!

04/27/2019

It may be snowing outside, but things are heating up in the Polisseni Center!! Come see us at the Alumni Oasis today from 10-5. Imagine RIT

Saturday is the day!! Be sure to stop out at the Alumni Oasis in the Polisseni Center and see us during Imagine RIT !! A...
04/22/2019

Saturday is the day!! Be sure to stop out at the Alumni Oasis in the Polisseni Center and see us during Imagine RIT !! April 27th, 10 am- 5 pm. Rain or shine.

#ARCHie thinks he's ready for his own TV commercial. What do you think?? "Thank you Easter Bunny!! Roar!!"
04/19/2019

#ARCHie thinks he's ready for his own TV commercial. What do you think?? "Thank you Easter Bunny!! Roar!!"

Before he became an award-winning art director, magazine designer, and creator of Hogan's Alley, #RIT @gradRIT_artdesign...
04/18/2019

Before he became an award-winning art director, magazine designer, and creator of Hogan's Alley, #RIT @gradRIT_artdesign grad David Folkman (BFA '68, MFA '69) was working for the Reporter Magazine creating comics like this one depicting the downtown move, created OTD circa 1969. #TBT

Congratulations to our graduating students, Anna and Kate!
04/17/2019

Congratulations to our graduating students, Anna and Kate!

Hopefully you were able to #TakeAWildGuess yesterday and guess that the detail shown was from Alejandro Fernandez-Veraud...
04/16/2019

Hopefully you were able to #TakeAWildGuess yesterday and guess that the detail shown was from Alejandro Fernandez-Veraud's work "Aquellas pequenas cosas que nos hacen llorar" from our Purchase Prize collection. Acquired in 2000, the piece is on display in our reading room.

It's National #TakeAWildGuessDay! Take a wild guess and tell us what item from our collection is pictured here. And.... ...
04/15/2019

It's National #TakeAWildGuessDay! Take a wild guess and tell us what item from our collection is pictured here. And.... Where is it currently located on campus? We'll give you the answer tomorrow.

While reading the 4/18/69 issue of Reporter Magazine we came across this article about Josef Albers. How coincidental th...
04/10/2019

While reading the 4/18/69 issue of Reporter Magazine we came across this article about Josef Albers. How coincidental that The Cary Collection is hosting "In Converstation, on Josef Albers" today at 5:30 in Eastman!

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay from #ARCHie and his entire ambush!
04/10/2019

Happy #NationalSiblingsDay from #ARCHie and his entire ambush!

The archives were busy yesterday as Kari hosted this Elements of Fine Arts class. Students were treated to many differen...
04/09/2019

The archives were busy yesterday as Kari hosted this Elements of Fine Arts class. Students were treated to many different types of artist books, including an edible book with an exposed binding. Would you be interested in bringing your class to explore the archives? Contact us!

#OTD in 1974, College of Art and Design at RIT grad Ron Sherman ('64) took the iconic photo of Hank Aaron running the ba...
04/08/2019

#OTD in 1974, College of Art and Design at RIT grad Ron Sherman ('64) took the iconic photo of Hank Aaron running the bases after breaking Babe Ruth's home run record. Come to the archives and see even more of his work. http://ow.ly/blvv30omHoo

Archives staff attended the RIT/NTID re-dedication ceremony last Friday. Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of President and La...
04/08/2019

Archives staff attended the RIT/NTID re-dedication ceremony last Friday. Lucinda Robb, granddaughter of President and Lady Bird Johnson, was in attendance. Congratulations NTID for 50 years! Here's to 50 more.

We were saddened to hear of the passing of RIT Women's Hockey standout Kristine (Pierce) Brassie. Brassie was the first ...
04/05/2019

We were saddened to hear of the passing of RIT Women's Hockey standout Kristine (Pierce) Brassie. Brassie was the first athlete at RIT to have her jersey retired. Read more about her at: http://ow.ly/aRYu30ol12s

Jody and #ARCHie were honored to meet with our student Lizzy Carr's grandfather- Saunders College of Business at RIT gra...
04/03/2019

Jody and #ARCHie were honored to meet with our student Lizzy Carr's grandfather- Saunders College of Business at RIT graduate, Reginald Clack ('73). Clack still has his class ring and has worn it almost every day since he graduated.

The archives was host to RIT Liberal Arts  Professor Hermsen and Dr. Whitney's joint class using Esri Story Maps to tell...
04/02/2019

The archives was host to RIT Liberal Arts Professor Hermsen and Dr. Whitney's joint class using Esri Story Maps to tell stories about #RIT and Rochester. Emphasizing place-based research, the students will be using photographs and oral histories to build their stories.

Breaking news!! We've selected a new RIT Archivist to replace the retired Becky Simmons. Please welcome your new co-arch...
04/01/2019

Breaking news!! We've selected a new RIT Archivist to replace the retired Becky Simmons. Please welcome your new co-archivists, #ARCHie and RITchie!!! #AprilFools #JustKidding #TheSearchContinues

Television producer, Brad Grey once said "I learned no detail was too small. It was all about the details." Check out th...
03/29/2019

Television producer, Brad Grey once said "I learned no detail was too small. It was all about the details."
Check out the detail that artist Sun Young Park put in to this bracelet titled Asphodel Series; part of our Purchase Prize Art collection from 1996.

Congratulations to Lizzy Carr and Kate MacLaren, two of our archive student workers, for receiving Outstanding Undergrad...
03/28/2019

Congratulations to Lizzy Carr and Kate MacLaren, two of our archive student workers, for receiving Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards!!

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth with the addition of a new collection. RIT Libraries yearly event, Women on...
03/27/2019

We continue to celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth with the addition of a new collection. RIT Libraries yearly event, Women on Wikipedia is now represented in the archives! Currently, the collection contains items from 2017-2019. We look forward to adding to it next year.

Get that creativity flowing!! Only 32 days left till Imagine RIT! Once again, we'll be in the Polisseni Center as part o...
03/26/2019

Get that creativity flowing!! Only 32 days left till Imagine RIT! Once again, we'll be in the Polisseni Center as part of the RIT Alumni Oasis. Be sure to stop by and say hello! As always, Imagine RIT is free and open to the public. 4/27/19 10am-5pm

As #WomensHistoryMonth continues, we spotlight the women in this wood working class from circa 1900 at the Rochester Ath...
03/25/2019

As #WomensHistoryMonth continues, we spotlight the women in this wood working class from circa 1900 at the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, which would later become part of the College of Art and Design at RIT

The Women On Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is in full swing! Stop by RIT Libraries and help change the narrative. Today from 2-8...
03/22/2019

The Women On Wikipedia Edit-a-thon is in full swing! Stop by RIT Libraries and help change the narrative. Today from 2-8pm. Happy editing!!

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03/22/2019

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Come join us and RIT Libraries this Friday, March 22nd from 2-8pm for our Women on Wikipedia edit-a-thon! The goal is to...
03/20/2019
Event at RIT aims to improve online gender equity

Come join us and RIT Libraries this Friday, March 22nd from 2-8pm for our Women on Wikipedia edit-a-thon! The goal is to improve and add to the number of Wikipedia entries based on women. Refreshments will be served. http://ow.ly/TbkP30o7mFP

RIT Libraries will hold an event this week aimed at improving gender equity on one of the internet's most popular resources. RIT Libraries is hosting its

Just when we were getting in to spring break, it's over! Welcome back!!
03/18/2019

Just when we were getting in to spring break, it's over! Welcome back!!

Spring Break is in full swing! What are you learning? Students during Spring Weekend '89 were encouraged to learn totall...
03/13/2019

Spring Break is in full swing! What are you learning? Students during Spring Weekend '89 were encouraged to learn totally useless skills from "The Master of the Uselessness, Rick Davis" (left) as he demonstrated card tricks, pen bouncing, yodeling, and more. RIT NEWS 7/7/89

RIT knew  that women were busy all day but an education was still important, as evidenced by this night class pamphlet f...
03/12/2019

RIT knew that women were busy all day but an education was still important, as evidenced by this night class pamphlet for classes offered when the institute was the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (circa 1900). #WomensHistoryMonth #RIT

Women have played a vital role at RIT from the very beginning. On this #InternationalWomensDay, learn how women have sha...
03/08/2019

Women have played a vital role at RIT from the very beginning. On this #InternationalWomensDay, learn how women have shaped its history and molded its future. http://ow.ly/sO0V30nYlTT

Thanks for the shout out, RIT Libraries! And yes, if you didn't know, we've been capturing RIT's websites using Archive-...
03/07/2019

Thanks for the shout out, RIT Libraries! And yes, if you didn't know, we've been capturing RIT's websites using Archive-It since 2016. Check it out: https://archive-it.org/home/rit

Today we're throwing it back in honor of RIT's fresh website design. Did you know RIT Archive Collections has been preserving RIT's web presence since 2016? You can explore it in Archive-It: https://archive-it.org/home/rit. #TBT

The class sizes may be larger today, but women have always played an important part of RIT  history. (Photo from our col...
03/06/2019

The class sizes may be larger today, but women have always played an important part of RIT history. (Photo from our collections- Mechanics Institute student body, 1916.) #WomensHistoryMonth #RIT

Today is the day!! Did RIT really have a live tiger mascot? How many bricks were used to build Brick City? Stop at the R...
03/05/2019

Today is the day!! Did RIT really have a live tiger mascot? How many bricks were used to build Brick City? Stop at the RADSCC Classroom, 1st floor of RIT Libraries today at 5:15 for "LEVEL UP! Discover RIT Archives " Pizza and drinks will be provided.

#ARCHie is feeling like a king in this high chair created by Dr. Ellen Eve Swartz. Swartz was the first woman to graduat...
03/01/2019

#ARCHie is feeling like a king in this high chair created by Dr. Ellen Eve Swartz. Swartz was the first woman to graduate from the School for American Crafts' wood working program in 1967. (Now part of College of Art and Design at RIT ). This high chair was created circa 1972-73 for her son.

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