RIT Married Student Housing collection

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for Married Student Housing at RIT
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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RIT Married Student Housing collection
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1965-1977
Small collection of promotional brochures and memoranda regarding housing for married students and staff on RIT's Henrietta campus.
1.0 Folder(s)
C.S. North, Shelf 319 (Residence halls collections)
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for Married Student Housing at RIT (Collapse)

Although RIT can trace its origins back to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829, the modern form of the institution was created in 1891 when the Rochester Athenaeum merged with the newly formed Mechanics Institute (founded 1885). The university started as a way to train individuals for careers in the dominant fields in Rochester, NY's manufacturing industry. As a result, most of the school's first students were local residents. However, as the school began to grow, an increasing number of students came from areas other than the city, creating a need for student housing.

In 1968, the campus was relocated from the city of Rochester to the suburb of Henrietta. Because of demand for on campus housing for married students and staff, two new apartment buildings were built to fill this need: Perkins Green and Riverknoll. Perkins Green, on the eastern end of campus, contained 120 residential apartments. Riverknoll, on the western end, contained 275 apartments and townhouses.

Both complexes are still in use today. Although the majority of apartment residents are now undergraduates, a mixture of graduate and undergraduate, single and married students can be found in each apartment complex.

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The RIT Married Student Housing collection contains promotional brochures and memoranda regarding Perkins Green and Riverknoll apartment complexes on the Henrietta campus.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are arranged in chronological order.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Buildings.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Student housing.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Perkins Green.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Riverknoll.


  • Men -- Housing -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Women -- Housing -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Administrative records
  • Promotional materials

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

RIT Married Student Housing collection, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

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