Leslie D. Stroebel photographs

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Leslie D. Stroebel
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Leslie D. Stroebel photographs
Stroebel, Leslie D.
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1960-1970
Photographs taken by Leslie D. Stroebel, a former professor of photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The collection includes 19 portrait prints.
2.08 Linear feet (1 lid box)
C.S. Mid-Range, Shelf 42
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 Leslie D. Stroebel (Collapse)

Leslie D. Stroebel was born on March 11, 1920 and grew up in Maplewood, MN. Wishing to study photography, Stroebel entered the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute's (RAMI) Department of Photographic Technology in 1939. At the time, RAMI's program was one of the only photography programs in the country and had a good reputation in the field. Stroebel was involved in several campus organizations including band, the photo-tech camera club, and Chi Delta Phi fraternity. Upon graduating from RAMI in 1942, Stroebel joined the U.S. military. He was sent to Lowry Air Force Base in Colorado to learn about aerial photography in the Air Corps Technical School.

Following World War II, Stroebel returned to RAMI (renamed Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944) as a faculty member in its Photographic Technology department. During his tenure, he founded the Technical Photography program with the first two students enrolling in the program in 1982. Stroebel is remembered as one of the key figures that helped build the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) School of Photographic Arts and Sciences into the program it is today.

Selected Works
1948 An Introduction to Photography (with C. B. Neblette)
1967 View Camera Technique
1974 Dictionary of Contemporary Photography (with Hollis Todd)
1980 Visual Concepts for Photographers (with Hollis Todd and Richard Zakia)
1986 Photographic Materials and Processes
1993 The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography (3rd edition; with Richard Zakia)

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The Leslie D. Stroebel photographs consist of 19 prints of various individuals. The collection includes portraits of individuals who were affiliated with the Rochester Institute of Technology such as Hollis Todd (Photography), Albert Richmers (Photography), Robert Pease (Evening School), Herbert A. Phillips (Graphic Arts Research Center), Edwina Hogadone (Retailing), Warren Rhodes (Graphic Arts Research Center ), Andrew Davidhazy (Photography), Brackett H. Clark (Board of Trustees), and Ralph Hattersley (Photography). The collection also includes several portraits of unidentified individuals. All of the portraits are 8x10 inches or larger.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Photographs are grouped by photograph subject.

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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.

Leslie D. Stroebel photographs

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Stroebel, Leslie D.
  • Clark, Brackett H.
  • Davidhazy, Andrew
  • Hattersley, Ralph
  • Hogadone, Edwina B.
  • Pease, Robert D.
  • Phillips, Herbert A.
  • Rhodes, Warren
  • Richmers, Albert D.
  • Todd, Hollis N.

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute. Department of Photographic Technology.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Department of Photographic Technology.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.


  • Photographers -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Photography -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Photographs
  • Portraits

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Preferred Citation

Leslie D. Stroebel photographs, 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 donated to the RIT Archive Collections in December 2004.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lara Nicosia in April 2011.

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