R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for R. Roger Remington
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection
Remington, R. Roger
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1970-1980
The R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection contains undergraduate and graduate student work, teaching materials created by Professor Remington, and promotional materials. Also included are photographs of faculty, students, guest speakers, artwork, and a holiday party.
8.0 Linear feet (8 lid boxes, 1 clamshell box, 1 flip-top box)
C.S. North, Shelves 221-222
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 R. Roger Remington (Collapse)

R. Roger Remington has spent his formative and adult life in upstate New York (the Adirondacks and Rochester). His professional education in graphic design was at non-establishment settings, having studied at Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He considers himself primarily a teacher who has critical interests in design studies (graphic design history, theory and methods), research, writing and graphic design practice. His teaching excellence has been acknowledged at RIT by the Eisenhart Annual Award for Outstanding Teaching and by the Education Award of the American Center for Design.

Since 1982 he has been seriously engaged in the research, interpretation and preservation of the history of graphic design. He has co-chaired two major symposia on graphic design history and written several books: Nine Pioneers in American Graphic Design, Lester Beall: Trailblazer of American Graphic Design, American Modernism: Graphic Design 1920-1960, and Design and Science: The Life and Work of Will Burtin.

In 2006, he was named Massimo and Lella Vignelli Distinguished Professor of Design at RIT, the first endowed professorship in the School of Design.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The collection contains graphic design projects undertaken by students in the 1970s as classroom assignments for faculty member R. Roger Remington, professor of graphic design at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Each project is categorized by class year and specific course curriculum (e.g. senior graphic design applications, junior typography, poster design, career skills, freshmen basic design, etc.) The projects are in a variety of mediums, including sketches, posters, printed matter, photographs, and tiles. The collection was originally assembled for an exhibition of student work and subsequently donated to RIT Archive Collections by Remington.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arranged by class (Graduate/Senior/Junior/Sophmore/Freshman) and then by project. Some miscellaneous projects are included.

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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.

R Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Remington, R. Roger

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Art and Design.


  • Graphic arts -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Graphic design -- 1950-1980
  • Posters
  • Sketches

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

R. Roger Remington graphic design curricular collection, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

Accession number(s): 10:75

Source of Acquisition

Materials collected by Roger Remington for an exhibition on the design programs at RIT. Remington donated the collection to RIT Archives in October 2010.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

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