RIT Outstanding Alumni Award collection

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Historical Information for RIT Outstanding Alumni Award
Scope and Content
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RIT Outstanding Alumni Award collection
Inclusive Date(s)
Citations, clippings, winners, and speeches regarding the RIT Outstanding Alumni Award.
8.0 Folder(s)
C.S. South, Shelf 786, Box 33A
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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The RIT Outstanding Alumni Award was established by the Office of the President in 1952 with the first awards that year presented to Elsie Caring Bowman (1906) and Raymond E. Olson (1916). It is the highest honor the Institute can bestow upon an RIT alum. The award is conferred by the Alumni Association and given each year in recognition of work to advance the Institute. A full list of honorees can be viewed at https://www.rit.edu/alumni/recognition/outstandingPast.php

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The RIT Outstanding Alumni Award collection contains award programs, correspondence, citation text, clippings, Alumni Association awards and citations committee minutes, presentation speeches, honoree biographies, and finalists. Also included are inscriptions for honorees; honorees receive an inscribed silver bowl designed by Hans Christensen.

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Collection materials are arranged by subject.

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Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Alumni Association. Outstanding Alumni Award.


  • Award presentations -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • College students -- Awards -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae


  • Awards

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Preferred Citation

RIT Outstanding Alumni Award collection, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

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