Brick City Festival promotional materials

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for Brick City Festival
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Other Descriptive Data

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
Brick City Festival promotional materials
Inclusive Date(s)
1998-2017
Abstract
Brick City Festival promotional materials includes fliers, leaflets, mailers, brochures, and invitations. Brick City Festival was a weekend long celebration for RIT students, family, and alumni, and was held annually at RIT from 1998 to 2017.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 Document Box)
Location
C.S. South, Shelf 330
Repository
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557
raswml@rit.edu
Language
English

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Historical Information for Brick City Festival (Collapse)

The first Brick City Festival was held in 1998 at Rochester Institute of Technology. The festival is an all-campus celebration encompassing Family Weekend, Alumni Weekend and Reunions, and was created to engage alumni, students, parents, families, faculty, staff, and friends of RIT in the life of the university. Typical events included receptions, lectures, concerts, children's activities, community tours, exhibits, and workshops. The number of events grew rapidly with each passing year. Festivals were held each Fall at the Henrietta campus, until 2010 when they were replaced by Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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 Festival promotional materials includes fliers, leaflets, mailers, brochures, giveaways, and invitations. Brick City Festival was a weekend long celebration for RIT students, family, and alumni, and was held annually at RIT from 1998 to 2009. The event was renamed Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend in 2010. This collection stretches into the 2017 festival year.

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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.

Brick City Festival promotional materials collection

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Brick City Festival promotional materials, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0214

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in July 2011.

Revision Description

 Added collections to Related Materials statement. LW 06 December 2012

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Other Descriptive Data (Collapse)

Brick City 2005 t-shirt located in RIT t-shirt collection.

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