RIT Alumni Association Class Reunion records

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT Alumni Association
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
RIT Alumni Association class reunion records
Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology. Alumni Association.
Inclusive Date(s)
1908-1977,1958-1996
Abstract
This collection includes various documents, correspondence, publications and invitations related to the RIT Alumni Association Class Reunions. The collection spans the years 1958-1996.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet (1 document box containing 7 folders. )
Location
C.S. North, Shelf 314
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 RIT Alumni Association (Collapse)

The Rochester Institute of Technology Alumni Association was formed in 1912. Osbourne F. Gurney, a 1903 Mechanical Engineering graduate, was elected as the first president. During the 1920's alumni began to return to watch sporting events and attend parties hosted by sororities and fraternities. The first official class reunion took place in 1958, commemorating the 50th year since the Class of 1908 had graduated. Reunions continued and were very successful.

Today, the Alumni Association continues to engage and celebrate the over 100,000 RIT alumni. Much of this acknowledgement is now done during Brick City Homecoming held each year in October. Alumni are encouraged to interact and reunion activities were started for classes, athletics, Greeks, student clubs, and more.

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The RIT Alumni Association Class Reunion collection contains a wide variety of records related to alumni and the activities performed during class reunions throughout the years. A large portion of this collection consists of correspondence and invitations. Also included are issues of Psimar from the classes of 1943 and 1944, that contain newspaper clippings and articles providing information about events happening during that year. Included as well are "Facts About Me" booklets that give details about some alumni's lives since they graduated from RIT.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

This collection is in chronological order. Materials are contained within 7 folders.

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Additional Finding Aids (Collapse)

In addition to this finding aid, an inventory is available below. For more information, please contact the RIT Archive Collections.

RIT Alumni Association class reunion records

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Alumni Association.
  • Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute -- Alumni and Alumnae.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae.

Subject(s)

  • Class reunions -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae
  • Universities and colleges -- New York (State) -- Rochester -- History

Genre(s)

  • Correspondence
  • Publications

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Preferred Citation

RIT Alumni Association class reunion records, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0440

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Emily Sinicropi in January 2013.

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