Peter Giopulos files on campus art

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Peter Giopulos
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Peter Giopulos files on campus art
Giopulos, Peter
Inclusive Date(s)
Files on the artwork on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus, compiled by Peter Giopulos. Giopulos served as the associate dean for the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the university. The collection includes articles, clippings, correspondence, and miscellaneous administrative documents for each piece, as well as photographs of the items and tape recordings of interviews with some of the artists.
5.7 Linear feet (6 document boxes, 2 file boxes)
C.S. South, Shelf 328-329
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 Peter Giopulos (Collapse)

Peter Giopulos was a professor and administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) during the 1980s and 1990s. He earned his Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1981, where he wrote a dissertation titled "Potting as a Phenomenon: Movement and Choice Stimulate Transformation." Throughout his career, Giopulos worked as a set designer, painter, potter, and in the field of digital imagery. He taught art, ceramics, design, and art education in RIT's College of Fine and Applied Arts, now the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. Giopulos also served as the associate dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. Up until 2003, he oversaw the artwork on RIT's campus.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The Peter Giopulos files on campus art contain various documents and items related to the artwork at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Most of the collection is made up of files on the specific pieces, such as Harry Bertoia's Golden Dandelions. These files include correspondence, articles, clippings, and other related documents. There are also photographs of pieces in the collection.

Henry Moore's sculpture, Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 1, was restored in 1998, while Josef Albers's mural, Growth and Youth, was restored in 1999. The files on these artists contain documents on these conservation efforts.

The collection also includes few documents related to the original "Art on Campus" website. The website was designed during the late 1990s and was replaced by an updated version in 2004.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arranged alphabetically by artist (e.g. Bertoia) or topic (e.g. Architecture). Photographs and tape recordings are housed in two large file boxes at the start of the collection.

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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.

Peter Giopulos files on campus art

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Giopulos, Peter
  • Albers, Josef
  • Avery, Ralph Hillyer, 1906-1976
  • Bertoia, Harry
  • Bujnowski, Donald, 1933-2007
  • Callcott, Augustus Wall, Sir, 1779-1844
  • Christensen, Hans, 1924-1983
  • Cunningham, Kathleen McEnery, 1888-1971
  • De Rivera, José Ruiz, 1904-1985
  • Foster, Harold R., (Harold Rudolf), 1892-1982
  • Gordon, Stanley, 1919-
  • Grant, Gordon, 1875-1962
  • Greenwood, Marion, 1909-1970
  • Hicks, Sheila, 1934-
  • Kirkland, Larry, 1950-
  • Kloss, Gene, 1903-1996
  • Langlet, Ragnhild
  • Meigs, John Liggett, 1916-2003
  • Moore, Henry, 1898-1986
  • Moran, Peter, Peter, 1841-1914
  • Müller, Hans Alexander, 1888-1962
  • Paley, Albert
  • Von der Lancken, Frank, 1872-1950
  • Wehle, D. H. S.
  • Wildenhain, Frans, 1905-

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Art collections.


  • Art in universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Public Art -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Artist files
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Photographs

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Peter Giopulos files on campus art, 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 given to the RIT Archive Collections by Peter Giopulos in June 2003.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in December 2010.

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Collection on RIT campus art

Online Collections

A website titled "Art on Campus" is available through the RIT Archive Collection's website. The site was launched in 2004 and includes information on the individual pieces of artwork on the Rochester Institute of Technology's campus.

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