The RIT Archive Collections encompass four major collections:  the RIT Archives, the Deaf Studies Archive, the RIT Art Collection and University Special Collections.

Anyone with an interest in or question about the collections is encouraged to contact the RIT Archive Collections staff.

RIT Archives

The RIT Archives serves as the repository for historically valuable records of the University. RIT Holdings consist of administrative files, publications, photographs,... read more

RIT/NTID Deaf Studies Archive

the Deaf Studies Archive documents RIT’s role in educating the deaf and hard of hearing in the United States and draws on Rochester's significant Deaf community... read more

RIT Art Collection

Amassed over many years, this growing collection of art work showcases RIT talent and reflects the university’s visual arts curriculum since 1886. Thousands of works,... read more

University Special Collections

The RIT Archive Collections houses several notable special collections, including over 3,500 original cartoons by John Scott Clubb, the Frederick Wiedman Presidential Signatures, the B. Thomas Golisano Collection and a collection of books with images of birds donated... read more