Brick City Blast leaflets

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for Brick City Blast
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Other Descriptive Data

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Brick City Blast leaflets
Inclusive Date(s)
1991, 1993
Small collection of leaflets for Brick City Blast, a weekend of activites for RIT students and alumni.
1.0 Folder(s)
C.S. South, Shelf 330
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 Brick City Blast (Collapse)

Brick City Blast was held from 1991-1997 at Rochester Institute of Technology. Originally this was a weekend of events designed for students and organized by the Student Activities Office. Gradually, the Office of Alumni Relations organized the events. Typical events included music, lectures, comedians, receptions, exhibits, and community tours. The 1993 celebration is notable as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Henrietta campus.

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) was originally located in the city of Rochester, NY. Due to the rapid growth in enrollment and programs following World War II, it became increasingly clear that the school would have to expand. Emil Muller, an RIT graduate, helped the university obtain 1300 acres of farmland in the suburb of Henrietta. Ground was broken on November 2, 1964 and by September 1968 the first classes were held. The Henrietta campus now contains well over 200 buildings, most of which are constructed of brick. In 2006, RIT President William Destler estimated the number of bricks in campus construction at over 14.5 million. As such, RIT is affectionately known as Brick City.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

Brick City Blast leaflets contains material for two years: 1991 and 1993. Leaflets include a roster of weekend events, including music, comedians, games, and lectures. Brick City Blast 1993 is notable for its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Henrietta campus. The collection is only one folder.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are arranged chronologically.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Alumni Relations.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Student Activities Office.


  • Student activities -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae


  • Ephemera
  • Publications

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Preferred Citation

Brick City Blast leaflets, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

Revision Description

 Added collections to Related Materials statement.  06 December 2012

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Other Descriptive Data (Collapse)

This folder is located in the same box as the Brick City Homecoming records.

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