Collection of RIT student ephemera

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Scope and Content
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
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Collection of RIT student ephemera
Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae.
Inclusive Date(s)
Materials related to student activities during the 1950's at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The collection includes a copy of a sorority constitution, a fraternity pledge card, memorabilia from RIT sponsored dances, and sweater letter from the cheerleading squad.
0.1 Linear feet (1 small file box)
C.S. South, East Wall, Shelf 77
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The collection contains miscellaneous student activities ephemera dating from between 1952-1954. The items include dance cards from RIT sponsored dances, awards programs, and a cheerleading sweater letter. Dance cards from the "Harvest Moon Ball" , "Fantasia" and "April in Paris" were a souvenir for recording who you danced with, what you wore and the flowers you carried. The programs are from the annual  RIT Sports Banquet and   Awards Assembly.

The cheerleader emblem features a blue R and gray cheerleading megaphone. In the 1950s, RITs colors were blue and gray and they were known as the Techmen.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arranged in chronological order and divided by type.

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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 student ephemera circa 1952

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Corporate Name(s)

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


  • College students -- New York (State) -- Rochester
  • Student activities -- New York (State) -- Rochester


  • Memorabilia

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Preferred Citation

Collection of RIT student ephemera, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Collection ID


Accession Information

Accession number(s): 2014:063

Source of Acquisition

This collection of RIT student ephemera was donated by an alum and deposited in the RIT Archives by a staff member of Alumni Relations in July 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in July 2014.

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