Robert H. Johnston collection

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Biographical Information for Robert H. Johnston
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Additional Finding Aids
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information

Collection Overview (Collapse)

Title
Robert H. Johnston papers and photographs
Creator
Johnston, Robert Harold, 1928-2005
Inclusive Date(s)
1977-1998
Abstract
The Robert H. Johnston papers and photographs contain documents from his time as a faculty member of Rochester Institute of Technology, as Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and as a private consultant. The collection includes published works, presentations, correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous documents related to Johnston and his career. Materials are not exclusively linked to his time at RIT, but also relate to Johnston's work helping to decipher the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Extent
1.25 Linear feet (1 banker box)
Location
C.S. South, East Wall, Shelf 96
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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Biographical Information for Robert H. Johnston (Collapse)

Dr. Robert H. Johnston spent twenty years as a professor and administrator at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He eventually became the Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. In 1990, he was named a Special Assistant to the President of R.I.T. Dr. Johnston was known world wide for developing a system of using digital imaging to decode damaged and ancient texts including the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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Scope and Content (Collapse)

The Robert H. Johnston papers and photographs contain documents related to Johnston and his professional career at RIT. A large portion of the collection is made up of Johnston's published works and presentations. Several of these works appeared in professional journals. The collection also contains a slide collection of student work from his time as a faculty member.

In addition to the materials from Johnston's time at RIT the collection contains images and articles related to his work on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dr. Johnston helped develop a method Xeroradiography used to decipher the Scrolls.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

Materials are divided by type and arranged in chronological order.

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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.

Robert H. Johnston papers

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Johnston, Robert Harold, 1928-2005

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Faculty.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Students.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. College of Fine and Applied Arts.

Subject(s)

  • Dead Sea scrolls
  • Xerography

Genre(s)

  • Articles
  • Black-and-white prints (photographs)
  • Ceramics (objects)
  • Slides (photographs)

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Information for Researchers (Collapse)

Preferred Citation

Robert H. Johnston papers and photographs, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID

RITArc.0524

Accession Information

Accession number(s): 14:031

Source of Acquisition

The collection was a gift from Louise Johnston. Materials were donated between 2010 and 2014.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in August 2014.

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