7. Pelt of SpiRIT the Tiger Mascot

Title
7. Pelt of SpiRIT the Tiger Mascot
Subject

SpiRIT the Tiger

Description

This is the pelt of SpiRIT, which was preserved in 1967. Both students and faculty, including David Page, worked to ensure that the tiger’s legacy would be sustained after SpiRIT had to be put down due to untreatable medical issues. Although the pelt usually stays at its home in the school’s archive, the mascot still fosters a sense of student identity, particularly when incoming Freshmen are given the opportunity to view and experience the preserved SpiRIT of RIT during new student orientation. (Pelt not on view during the onsite exhibition in 2017-2018. Please contact the RIT Archives to view.)

Creator
Rochester Institute of Technology
Source
Collection on Spirit (Tiger)
Date
1967
Rights
RIT Archive Collections
Format
Preserved Tiger Pelt
Collection
Collection on Spirit (Tiger)
Citation

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