Russ Firman collection on RIT men's hockey

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Russ Firman collection on RIT men's hockey
Creator - Donor
Firman, Russell
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Russ Firman collection on RIT men's hockey contains t-shirts, hockey pucks, Mr. Firman's signed hockey stick, a video tape, cassette tapes of games, programs, and news releases from when he played on the RIT men's hockey team from 1983-87. Mr. Firman donated these items when the RIT Archive Collection asked for donations for their exhibit on RIT Men's Hockey in 2011.
1.0 Boxes (1 Banker Box)
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Dr. Russell Firman, MD, FACEP has worked in clinical and administrative positions at Cortland Regional Medical Center (CRMC) full time since 1999. He was the first emergency physician hired by EMP to staff the emergency department at CRMC.

Dr. Firman holds a bachelor's degree from Rochester Institute of Technology and a doctorate in medicine from The State University of New York at Syracuse Health Sciences Centers College of Medicine. He attended RIT from 1983-1987 and played on the men's hockey team during that time. Dr. Firman is married to his high school sweetheart; he and his wife have four children.

In 2011, Russ donated this collection to the RIT Archives for an exhibition on RIT Men's Hockey, and at that time he wrote saying “Every day I go to work as the Chief of Emergency Services at Cortland Regional Medical Center I think about my playing days at RIT. I have so many other memories but they are only for my enjoyment as I go through my day taking care of patients. I really need them to help me get through tough situations. I learned so much from the balance of school and sports and the friendships and memories. I use these to balance my career as an emergency physician now with all the difficulties I face in treating very sick people. I use the experiences to help me find compassion and to have patience in the stresses of what I do. A day doesn't go by when i think of my experience at RIT and the opportunities it gave me to be so successful. "

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Russ Firman collection on RIT men's hockey contains t-shirts, hockey pucks, a video tape, cassette tapes of games, programs, and news releases from the RIT Men's Hockey team seasons 1983-87.

  • 5 t-shirts
  • 2 hockey pucks
  • 2 video tapes (Clarkson vs RIT 10/26/85) parts I/II
  • a ticket for RIT vs Colgate 10/10/2009
  • 13 cassette tapes of hockey games
  • 2 unidentified cassettes
  • 2 RIT Sports news releases w/ stats
  • 11 RIT Hockey programs 1983-1987

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Personal Name(s)

  • Firman, Russell

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Hockey.


  • College sports -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Hockey players -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Hockey sticks
  • Sports uniforms

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Preferred Citation

Russ Firman collection on RIT men's hockey, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in May 2012.

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