Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz collection

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

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Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz collection
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Collection of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) memorabilia (1953-1957) donated by Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz who graduated from RIT in 1957. She designed the official seal for the university that was used from 1956-1966. The collection includes photographs, design projects, and campus newspapers, as well as RIT memorabilia such as a sweatshirt, ashtray, and mug.
1.75 Linear feet (1 lid box)
C.S. South, Shelf 333
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Biographical Information for Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz (Collapse)

Mary Ann Cross-Ehasz attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from 1953-1957. As a student in the Department of Art and Design, Ehasz designed a seal for RIT that was used by the university as the official seal of the university from 1956-1966. Ehasz graduated from the university with an A.A.S. in 1956 and a B.F.A. in 1957.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz collection contains documents, projects, and memorabilia from Ehasz's time at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The collection includes copies of Ehasz's seal, which served as the official seal of the university from 1956-1966, and the original hand-painted copy. Several photographs of students, as well as photographs for student projects, are also in the collection.

Memorabilia includes an astray souvenir from the 1956 Senior Banquet, a ceramic mug souvenir from the 1957 Senior Banquet, and an RIT sweatshirt from 1953.

The collection also contains documents related to Ehasz's scholarship and copies of the RIT Reporter from 1957 and Gamma Epsilon Tau's Calypso Courier from 1956-1957.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are grouped by object type.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz collection

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Cross-Ehasz, Mary Anne

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology.


  • Graphic designers -- United States


  • Graphic arts -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Graphic design
  • Memorabilia
  • Photographs

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Preferred Citation

Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz collection, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift from Mary Anne Cross-Ehasz, donated in two parts: 10 May 2007, 06 June 2007

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in November 2010.

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