3. SpiRIT Stock Certificate

Title
3. SpiRIT Stock Certificate
Subject

SpiRIT the Tiger

Description

This 8.5x6 inch paper “stock certificate” includes a foliage-inspired decorative background along with a similarly designed red border. Under the heading “STOCK CERTIFICATE” it states: “This is to Certify That _____ is the proud owner of one share of school spirit and tradition, manifested in the form of a Bengal Tiger – the Official Mascot of Rochester Institute of Technology.” The signatures of Roger Kitchen, James Black, and Denis Kitchen are included under the heading “Rochester Institute of Technology ‘Tiger Committee.’” These stock certificates were originally sold for $1 each in 1963 and 1964, as a fundraising endeavor intended to pay back the $1,000 loan which the Student Council provided to the committee, so that it could purchase the tiger cub. 

Creator
Gamma Epsilon Tau, Honorary Graphic Arts Fraternity
Source
Collection on Spirit (Tiger)
Date
1963
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
8.5 x 6 inch paper certificate
Collection
Collection on Spirit (Tiger)
Citation

Collection on Spirit (Tiger), RITArc.0035, RIT Archive Collections