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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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RIT banners and flags
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1950-1985
Collection of banners and flags regarding Rochester Institute of Technology.
6.0 Linear feet (2 Oversize lid boxes, 3 File boxes, 1 Box)
C.S. South, East wall, Shelves E87, E92A C.S. South, Shelf 42, 53 (Box 3)
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 RIT (Collapse)

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) can trace its origins to the founding of the Rochester Athenaeum in 1829. After joining with several different Rochester institutions during the 19th century, the Athenaeum finally merged with the Mechanics Institute (founded in 1885) in 1891 to form the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). RAMI changed its name to the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944 to better reflect the university's role in the field of technical education.

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 with 12 colleges including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. As of 2011, RIT has over 17,000 students and more than 200 student clubs and organizations.

Banners and flags represent organizations, clubs, colleges within RIT.

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RIT banners and flags includes several items:

  • "Rochester Institute of Technology," black lettering on white background with orange logo.
  • "Alumni Club of Greater Rochester," orange lettering on brown background.
  • "Alumni Chapter," orange lettering on brown background with orange logo.
  • "Rochester Institute of Technology," white lettering on orange background with brown logo.
  • "Rochester Institute of Technology," brown lettering on cream background with orange logo.
  • "RIT alumni," blue and gray
  • "RIT Alumni Association," white lettering on brown background
  • "Rochester Institute of Technology," cream lettering on orange and green background
  • "Art, Science, Industry," on cream background
  • "American Bicentennial"
  • "Rochester Institute of Technology," white lettering on orange and brown background
  • "RIT," white lettering on brown background
  • "RIT," blue and white lettering on gray, cream, and blue background
  • United States flag, presented to Bernice Skinner Morecock at memorial service for her husband Earle M. Morecock (first dean of RIT's College of Engineering)
  • B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, commencement banner
  • American College of Management and Technology, commencement banner
  • Orange flag with white letter "R.I.T."
  • Black banner with gold letters "Art & Design Photography 100 Year at RIT" 27"x20"

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Collection materials are unarranged.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- History.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. School of Photographic Arts and Sciences.


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


  • Banners
  • Flags

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Preferred Citation

RIT banners and flags, 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): 07:50; 2012:018

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

Revision Description

 Added SPAS banner to the collection. JS 07 December 2012

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