RIT Portrait collection

RIT Archives

Table of Contents

Collection Overview
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials
Collection Inventory
Series 1: 5 x 7 photographs
Series 2: 8 x 10 photographs
Series 3: Negatives and contact sheets: Administration, Faculty, Staff
Series 4: Contact sheets
Series 5: Copy negatives
Series 6: Oversize portraits
Series 7: Mock portraits
Series 8: Slides
Series 9: 4 x 5 Negatives
Series 10: Group portraits
Series 11: 4 x 5 prints
Series 12: CAST faculty/staff 3 x 4 photographs

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
RIT Portrait collection
Date(s)
1895-2005
Abstract
This collection contains portraits of Mechanics Institute (MI), Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) administration, faculty, staff and some students. The portraits comprise many formats and sizes; prints, slides, negatives and contact sheets.
Extent
30.0 Linear feet
Location
The collection is located in multiple areas within the RIT Photography collection.
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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Scope and Content (Collapse)

RIT Portrait collection contains thousands of photographs of administrators, faculty, staff and some students dating from 1895 to 2005. The portraits were taken in a variety of settings, informal and formal, by professional photographers and amateur. Many were taken professionally by the university's official photographer. The portraits comprise many format and sizes: prints, slides, negatives and contact sheets.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Most of the portraits are arranged alphabetically, only one series is chronological.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Administration.
  • Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Faculty.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Staff.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Applied Science and Technology.

Subject(s)

  • College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Portrait collection
  • Portrait photography -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- Staff -- New York (State) -- Rochester

Genre(s)

  • Studio portraits

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

RIT Portrait collection, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0439

Accession Information

Accession number(s): 2011:029

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in January 2013.

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Related Materials (Collapse)

Related Materials

J. E. Mock portrait collection

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Collection Inventory

Series 1: 5 x 7 photographs 

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Series 2: 8 x 10 photographs 

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Series 3: Negatives and contact sheets: Administration, Faculty, Staff 

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Series 4: Contact sheets 

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Series 5: Copy negatives 

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Series 6: Oversize portraits 

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Series 7: Mock portraits 

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Series 8: Slides 

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Series 9: 4 x 5 Negatives 

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Series 10: Group portraits 

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Series 11: 4 x 5 prints 

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Series 12: CAST faculty/staff 3 x 4 photographs 

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