6. SpiRIT Leaving a Party

Title
6. SpiRIT Leaving a Party
Subject

SpiRIT the Tiger

Description

This page from RIT’s 1964 Techmila depicts a unique aspect of campus life, in which students were able to interact with a tiger, SpiRIT, at Christmas parties on campus. The bottom photo on the page shows SpiRIT as he’s leaving a party with handlers Jim Black and Roger Kramer, who also served on the Tiger Committee which organized the school’s acquisition of the mascot. The accompanying text points out that while the symbol of the tiger was only recently adopted by RIT, it is possible for it to become associated with the school, in this case through the use of a live mascot. 

Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology
Source
RIT Archive Collections
Date
1964
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Digital Image
Collection
RIT Archive Collections
Citation

RIT Yearbook Collection, 1964. Page 40, RIT Archive Collections