RIT Alumni ephemera

RIT Archives

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Collection Overview
Historical Information for RIT Alumni
Scope and Content
Subject Headings
Information for Researchers
Administrative Information
Related Materials

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Collection of RIT Alumni ephemera
Inclusive Date(s)
Materials donated to RIT from alumni. The collection includes various RIT related objects donated to the RIT Archives from unknown RIT Alumni.
0.41 Linear feet (1 Lid box)
C.S. South, Shelf 220
RIT Archive Collections
RIT Libraries
Wallace Center
90 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York, 14623
(585) 475-2557

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Historical Information for RIT Alumni (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 Collection of RIT Alumni ephemera contains RIT related materials donated to the RIT Archives by RIT Alumni. The materials include a brick paver from 1982 that was once in front of the Wallace Library, metal ashtrays given away at the 1953 RIT Alumni Banquet, and a class ring from 1967.

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Arrangement (Collapse)

The collection is arranged by material type.

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Subject Headings (Collapse)

Personal Name(s)

  • Ellingson, Mark, 1904-1993

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- Alumni and Alumnae.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology -- History.
  • Rochester Institute of Technology. Mark Ellingson Printing Alumni Award.


  • Jewelry
  • Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae


  • Ashtrays
  • Awards
  • Brick (clay product)
  • Ephemera

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Preferred Citation

Collection of RIT Alumni ephemera, RIT Archive Collections

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open to researchers.

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Administrative Information (Collapse)

Collection ID


Accession Information

The collection was deposited in RIT Archive Collections by James Macchiano from Alumni Relations in February 2015. Various alumni had dropped off the materials without leaving a name. Accession number(s): 2015:029

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in March 2015.

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