RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for College of Fine and Applied Arts
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack
Inclusive Date(s)
circa 1970-1980
Abstract
The collection consists of two motion picture films an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT.
Extent
4.0 Item(s) (1 lp record, 2 motion picture films, 1CD)
Location
C.S. South, Shelf 83
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 College of Fine and Applied Arts (Collapse)

Soon after the Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute were merged in 1902, RIT's Fine Arts Department was established. Applied Arts (later the School of Art and Design) was a valued component of that first curriculum. The School for American Craftsmen was originally established at Dartmouth College in 1943. The school’s funding was primarily due to the efforts of Mrs. Vanderbilt Webb, who was deeply committed to traditional crafts in America. They recruited European Masters to come and pioneer media specific craft programs. These teachers, in turn, became seminal figures in the American Craft Movements, beginning a legacy of high quality craft education based on the Bauhaus model. The school’s purpose was to develop and raise the standards of the hand arts in the United States. In 1950, through the efforts of Mrs. Webb, The School for American Craftsmen moved to its present home at RIT where, along with the School of Art and Design, it was part of the College of Fine and Applied Arts.

In 1991, the College of Fine and Applied Arts merged with the College of Graphic Arts and Photography to form a new college. This new college, the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences included five schools: Photographic Arts and Sciences, Printing Management and Sciences, Center for Imaging Science, School for American Craftsmen, and Art and Design.

School for American Craftsmen text excerpted from School for American Crafts website. Accessed November 14, 2011.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The collection consists of two motion picture films, an lp record and CD soundtrack promoting the School of Art and Design and the School for American Craftsmen at RIT. Two promotional films regarding the first fifty years of the College of Fine and Applied Arts are included in the collection. The lp record and CD contain music composed, arranged, and produced by Jeff Resnick. The music was performed by students at the Eastman School of Music. Featured programs for each School are:

School of Art and Design

  • Communication Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Medical Illustration
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Art Education

School for America Craftsman

  • Ceramics and Ceramic Sculpture
  • Glass
  • Metalcrafts and Jewelry
  • Weaving and Textile Design
  • Wood and Furniture Design
  • Art Education

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Collection consists of four items.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- History.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Fine and Applied Arts.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School for American Craftsmen.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. School of Art and Design.

Subject(s)

  • Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Art students -- New York (State) -- Rochester

Genre(s)

  • Compact discs
  • Long-playing records
  • Motion pictures (visual work)

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

RIT College of Fine and Applied Arts films and soundtrack, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0347

Accession Information

Accession number(s): 07:18, 11:95, 14:001

Source of Acquisition

The soundtrack lp records were gifted to the RIT Archives by College of Imaging Arts and Sciences retired professor Peter Giopulos. The CD was gifted by Jeff Resnick.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Amy Vilz in November 2011.

Revision Description

 Lisa Witt added the CD version of the soundtrack 02 January 2014

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